It’s a Small World…

...If you're a young and talented Broadway star, that is. Ever wonder what happens to your favorite performer when he or she leaves a show? For some, they don't go very far. Take a look at the new Broadway musical American Idiot. John Gallagher Jr., who played the unhappy Moritz in Spring Awakening, is currently starring as another angsty teenager. His love interest in the show is performed by Rebecca Naomi Jones, who you may have seen in Passing Strange. Remember Sonny from In the Heights, played by Robin de Jesus? You can catch him in the new Broadway production of La Cage Aux Folles. Karen Olivio, who played Vanessa in In the Heights, has been appearing for over a year as Anita in West Side Story. And we can't ignore the slighly larger move of the two ill-fated lovers from Spring Awakening, Wendla and Melchior, played by Lea Michelle and Jonathan Groff. Chances are you've seen them on the silver screen as they sing and dance their way through prime time on the new hit TV show Glee...coincidentally (or not), their characters are dealing with some of the same issues as their Spring Awakening characters did onstage. Is it hard to see an actor perform a different role than what you are used to? Tell us in the comments!