On Might 3, HBO aired “These You’ve got Recognized,” a documentary in regards to the unique Broadway run of the musical “Spring Awakening” and the actors’ reunion live performance within the fall of 2021 to lift cash for The Actor’s Fund. The doc blends collectively footage from the unique Broadway run, which started in 2006, with the performances on the live performance. “Spring Awakening” is a coming-of-age rock musical that’s set in Germany within the Eighteen Nineties. Within the doc, creator Steven Sater and composer Duncan Sheik discuss how the problems of the unique play — which was printed in 1891 — nonetheless spoke to younger adults within the early 2000s. The present offers with sexual awakenings, abuse, homosexuality, abortion, and suicide, and the way grownup indifference causes struggling for teenagers.
“Spring Awakening” additionally launched the careers of its solid members, together with Lea Michele, who performed Wendla, and Jonathan Groff, who performed Melchior. The unique solid — who have been nearly all youngsters on the time — additionally included “Pitch Good”‘s Skylar Astin and “The Newsroom”‘s John Gallagher. In the meantime, different solid members like Lilli Cooper, Gideon Glick, and Jennifer Damiano have continued to work on Broadway.
All the unique solid members are within the documentary, reflecting on their experiences as a part of the present and the way it formed their lives after. Along with showcasing the beautiful footage from the live performance, “These You’ve got Recognized” reveals data that even the most important “Spring Awakening” followers won’t have identified. Forward, listed below are the seven issues that shocked us most within the “Spring Awakening” documentary “These You’ve got Recognized,” which is streaming on HBO Max now.