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Lea Michele helps Jonathan Groff at off-Broadway bash

Lea Michele, who’s presently wowing audiences as Fanny Brice in Broadway’s “Funny Girl,” confirmed her help for fellow musical stars and a former “Glee” solid member over the weekend.

On Sunday, Michele, 36, confirmed as much as the solid social gathering for the brand new present “Merrily We Roll Along” — starring Daniel Radcliffe, Lindsay Mendez, and Michele’s former castmate, Jonathan Groff — at Le Chalet at L’Avenue at Saks. 

“Lea made a shock look proper after her matinee efficiency,” says a spy. “She was instantly embraced by Jonathan.”

We’re advised that Michele, who has gotten a fame for being icy behind the scenes, “chatted with just a few different friends whereas on the social gathering, however largely stayed by Jonathan’s facet.”

The pair, who starred in “Spring Awakening” collectively as teenagers, have been mates for greater than 15 years.

Michele and Groff have been shut mates for greater than 15 years.

Michele and Groff have been shut mates for greater than 15 years.


In an HBO doc on the 2006 present, “Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known,” Michele says she fell in love with Groff — who was then closeted and determining his sexuality, and had requested if he would date her. 

Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lindsay Mendez
“Merrily We Roll Along” is enjoying at New York Theater Workshop.
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“I by no means requested him once more about his sexuality and it was type of this… I feel he felt secure with me as a result of he knew that I knew and that we may very well be greatest mates, and our relationship simply grew and grew to the purpose that we’d do the present after which we’d go residence collectively. That’s why Jonathan and I grew to become so shut. We have been so intertwined.”

The theater fete at Saks additionally featured music from DJ Ari Grooves with friends dancing “all night time lengthy, some even taking off their sneakers,” says a spy.

There was even some singing. “A solid member took the mic to steer an impromptu efficiency of ‘Happy Birthday’” says the attendee.

“Merrily We Roll Along,” is enjoying off-Broadway at New York Theater Workshop.

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