As the kick-off to "Live with Regis and Kelly's" annual Broadway Week, June 4-8, John Gallagher Jr. and Lauren Pritchard performed "Don't Do Sadness/Blue Wind" from the Tony-nominated musical Spring Awakening.
The recent Antoinette Perry "Tony" Award nominations highlighted a stellar group of top-notch productions, and "Live" is showcasing five of the nominees in a week-long salute to the best that Broadway has to offer. Other performances slated for "Regis and Kelly" this week include: Christine Ebersole joining Grey Gardens co-star Erin Davie in singing "Peas in a Pod"; David Hyde Pierce and cast members from Curtains performing "Show People"; Raul Esparza performing Company's "Being Alive," and the cast of Mary Poppins will lighting up the "Live" stage with the show-stopping number "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."
Spring Awakening, previously a hit at the Atlantic Theater Company, features music by Duncan Sheik ("Barely Breathing"), and book and lyrics by Steven Sater (Carbondale Dreams). "Based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 masterpiece The Awakening of Spring, Spring Awakening is the contemporary musical adaptation of one of literature's most controversial plays," according to press notes. The show "boldly depicts a dozen young people and how they make their way through the thrilling, complicated, confusing and mysterious time of their sexual awakening. Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's score feature songs that illuminate the urgency of adolescent self-discovery, the burning intensity of teen friendships and the innate suspicion of the uncomprehending adult world."
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John Gallagher Jr. and Lauren Pritchard chat about Spring Awakening with host Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Bryant Gumbel
John Gallagher Jr. and Lauren Pritchard
Kelly Ripa, John Gallagher, Jr., Lauren Pritchard and Bryant Gumbel