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[Review] ‘Spring Awakening’ at Actor’s Express is devastating, beautiful

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After a harrowing, but seemingly successful fundraising campaign to save itself from financial collapse, Actor's Express can celebrate bringing the drama back to the stage with it's 24th season opener, "Spring Awakening," directed by Freddie Ashley.

Apparently I've been living under a rock. I'd heard of "Spring Awakening" as this Duncan Sheik rock and roll musical. I knew it was successful. But 11 Tony Award nominations and eight wins? "Glee" star Lea Michelle working half her life to be the the lead in the original Broadway cast? Her "Glee" co-star Jonathan Groff, too?