It was pretty fun. Jonathan Groff and John Gallagher, Jr. and Lea Michele were all there, but only one of them was wearing an awesome black hat. Also in attendance: Remy Zaken, Lauren Pritchard, Brian Charles Johnson, Lily Cooper, Gideon Glick, Phoebe Strole, and some other folks. The event was a kind of kickoff for a series called ATCUncovered, a program of backstage events and Q&As with artists performing at Atlantic.
But we think this is reliable information. Lea Michele wore all black, head-to-toe, was carrying a Birkin which made us kind of jealous and sad because that bag costs more than the sum total of both of our lives, and she is really an extremely tiny person, in person
Other highlights? Seeing Phoebe Strole and Lea Michele snuggle up for photos. (Phoebe’s going to be on Glee, don’t you know.)
Seeing the cast tour their old digs at the Atlantic, including the single dressing room that they all shared.
My favorite part, though, was when the Atlantic’s artistic director Neil Pepe invited the cast back to act in plays in the newly renovated theater. They responded enthusiastically indeed, but then Lea Michele piped up, “But what about musicals?!” Amen to that, sister. And plus, it seems like the Atlantic did pretty well with a musical once upon a time…