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New York, NY (November 15th, 2021) – An HBO documentary following the making of tonight’s sold-out, one-night-only, reunion concert of Spring Awakening benefitting The Actors Fund, is now in production. Produced by RadicalMedia, the documentary will follow the original stars as they come together for the first time in 15 years. The documentary will debut on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max next year, bringing the story of this one-night-only musical performance to fans and audiences across the globe.

“Thank you to HBO and RadicalMedia for all you’ve done to make our Spring Awakening reunion happen and for bringing the magic and vitality of this story to the world, while continuing to drive awareness to the crucial work The Actors Fund provides our community through this documentary,” said producers and original cast members Jonathan Groff and Lauren Pritchard.

“RadicalMedia is proud to partner with HBO to support this project and bring awareness to The Actors Fund and its essential role in supporting performing arts professionals, including those in the Broadway community. We hope everyone will join us in supporting this incredible organization’s vital programs and services for our industry,” said Jon Kamen, EP of the documentary and RadicalMedia’s Chairman & CEO.

“The Actors Fund is honored to be a part of this epic Spring Awakening 15th Anniversary Reunion and is grateful to HBO and RadicalMedia for their support of the Broadway community, as well as the entire entertainment industry we serve,” said Joe Benincasa, President & CEO of The Actors Fund.

The documentary about the Grammy Award-winning and eight-time Tony Award-winning show, including Best Musical, will feature performances from the reunion concert, behind the scenes moments from the original cast as they reunite for the first time in 15 years, newly filmed interviews, and archival footage featuring the original performance footage.

The entire original cast of Broadway’s Spring Awakening, Groff, Pritchard, Lea Michele, Skylar Austin, John Gallagher, Jr., Gerard Canonico, Lilli Cooper, Jennifer Damiano, Christine Eastbrook, Gideon Glick, Robert Hager, Brian Johnson, Krysta Rodriguez, Stephen Spinella, Phoebe Strole, Jonny B. Wright, and Remy Zaken will reunite for the one-night-only concert today, November 15th, 7pm ET at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre, directed by original director Michael Mayer.

In 2006, an original Broadway show rocked the theater world, laying bare the repressed teenage experience in an explicit, edgy rock musical. Spring Awakening was groundbreaking, quickly gaining recognition as a vital piece of musical theater and profound work of art by broaching the taboo with an unapologetic attitude and an incredible score of original music.

Following its world premiere at The Atlantic Theatre Company, Spring Awakening opened on Broadway on December 10, 2006 at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce produced the original production in association with The Atlantic and were joined by Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel, for the Broadway run. The production was directed by Michael Mayer, who is returning to direct the onstage concert reunion with the score by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater.

The HBO documentary is directed by Michael John Warren and executive produced by Jon Kamen, Meredith Bennett, and Dave Sirulnick for RadicalMedia; alongside Tom Hulce; Ira Pittleman; and Jonathan Groff. Co-produced by Lauren Pritchard.

About HBO Max

HBO Max™ is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer streaming platform, offering best in class quality entertainment. HBO Max features the greatest array of storytelling for all audiences from the iconic brands of HBO, Warner Bros., DC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and more. The platform launched in the United States in May 2020 and introduced a lower priced, advertising-supported tier in June 2021. HBO Max began its global rollout launching in markets across Latin America and the Caribbean this summer, followed by its first European launches in the Nordics and Spain this fall. It has been announced that HBO Max will continue its European expansion for a global reach of 67 countries in 2022.

HBO ® is one of the most respected and innovative entertainment brands in the world, serving iconic, award-winning programming through the HBO linear channels and the direct-to-consumer streaming platform, HBO Max®. Internationally, HBO-branded services are available in more than 85 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. A part of WarnerMedia, HBO is the world’s most successful pay TV service with an extensive array of programming that includes some of the most notable television titles, including dramas like “Succession,” “Watchmen,” “Westworld,” “Big Little Lies,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Sopranos,” “Band of Brothers” and “The Wire,” as well as comedy series “Barry,” “Insecure” and “Sex and the City”.

About The Actors Fund

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services. Visit actorsfund.org.

About RadicalMedia

RadicalMedia is a global media company that develops, creates & produces film, television, music programming, commercials, brand partnerships, interactive design, and digital and immersive experiences for all distribution platforms. Fluent in each and every discipline of storytelling, with Oscar®, Emmy®, Peabody®, and Grammy® Award accolades, recent projects include Emmy-winning Hamilton on Disney+; Emmy-winning David Byrne’s American Utopia on HBO Max; critically acclaimed Amir ‘Questlove’ Thompson’s directorial debut Summer of Soul, which won Best Documentary and Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival, and was released by Searchlight/Hulu; the filmed version of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Come from Away on Apple +; and the comedy special Ricky Velez: Here’s Everything, produced with Judd Apatow for HBO.

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