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'Dear Evan Hansen' Opens on Broadway to Rave Reviews!

Dear Evan Hansen had its opening night on Broadway – and it’s a rave!

Ben Platt, the star of the show, was joined by his co-stars at New York City’s Pierre Hotel on Sunday (December 4), including Rachel Bay Jones, Michael Park, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Kristolyn Lloyd, Will Roland, Mike Faist, as well as writers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, director Michael Greif, and music supervisor Alex Lacamoire.

Celebs stepped out to support the show as well at the opening night performance, including Zendaya, who walked the carpet with Waitress star Keala Settle, Darren Criss, Sutton Foster with husband Ted Griffin, Aaron Tveit, Tina Fey with husband Jeff Raymond, Zachary Quinto, and Waitress composer Sara Bareilles with collaborator Jessie Nelson.

The New York Times reports that the show is a “gorgeous heartbreaker of a musical,” and Variety says, “lyrics go beyond the spoken thought and reach for the unspoken feelings hiding behind the words.”

Be sure to check out Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway now!
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VIDEO: 'Dear Evan Hansen' Broadway Cast Perform 'Waving Through a Window' on 'Late Night'

Ben Platt gives an emotional performance from his Broadway show Dear Evan Hansen on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Tuesday (November 23) in New York City.

The 23-year-old singe was joined by co-star Laura Dreyfuss as they performed “Waving Through a Window.”

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Here’s the synopsis for Dear Evan Hansen: “A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.”

The show is currently in previews and opens on December 4 at the Music Box Theatre.


Dear Evan Hansen Performs on Seth Meyers 11/22/16
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Pitch Perfect's Skylar Astin & Ben Platt Reunite on Broadway!

Skylar Astin and Ben Platt played lovable roommates in the smash hit movie Pitch Perfect and they just reunited on Broadway!

Ben is currently starring in the new musical Dear Evan Hansen and Skylar showed up to the invited dress rehearsal on Sunday night (November 13) to show his support.

“My roomie for life is a revelation in his new show. I am kvelling. Run to see him in #dearevanhansen and #youwillbefound 💙💙💙,” Skylar captioned the below photo on Instagram.

Pictured inside: Skylar attending The Actors Fund’s benefit reading of short plays by Wesley Taylor on Monday (November 14) at New World Stage in New York City.

Also in attendance at the event were Glee‘s Matthew Morrison and Kevin McHale, Raven Symone, Leslie Kritzer, Carolee Carmello, Jack Griffo, and more.

A photo posted by Skylar Astin (@skylarastin) on

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Lupita Nyong'o & Lea DeLaria Join Ensemble Casts at Obie Awards 2016

Lupita Nyong’o and Lea Delaria hit the red carpet at the 2016 Obie Awards on Monday (May 23) at Webster Hall in New York City.

The actresses were joined by the ensemble casts of their productions Eclipsed and Orange is the New Black, both of which were honored at the event.

Representing Orange is the New Black were Vicky Jeudy, Annie Golden, Emma Myles, Kimiko Glenn and Dale Soules, who joined their cast mates on stage in orange jumpsuits during the ceremony.

Joining Lupita from Eclipsed were Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Danai Gurira, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh.

Also in attendance were stars Ben Platt, Marlo Thomas, Leslie Odom Jr. and Maura Tierney.

FYI: Danai is wearing an Altuzarra top and skirt.

15+ pictures inside of Lupita Nyong’o and Lea DeLaria joining their cast mates at the 2016 Obie Awards
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Darren Criss Helps Celebrate 'Dear Evan Hansen' Off-Broadway Opening!

Darren Criss is dapper in a suit while arriving at the Off-Broadway opening celebration of Dear Evan Hansen held at the Second Stage Theatre on (May 1) in New York City.

The 29-year-old actor was joined at the event by Betsy Wolfe, as well as star-writer of the play Ben Platt and the rest of his co-stars.

Dear Evan Hansen is described as follows: “All his life Evan Hansen has felt invisible. To his peers, to the girl he loves, sometimes even to his own mother. But that was before he wrote the letter — that led to the incident— that started the lie — that ignited a movement – that inspired a community — and changed Evan’s status from the ultimate outsider into the somebody everyone wants to know. But how long can Evan keep his secret? And at what price?”

FYI: Darren is wearing a Brooks Brothers suit.

10+ pictures inside of Darren Criss and others at the celebration…More Here! »

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Gets Star-Studded Support At 'Fully Committed' Opening Night!

Jesse Tyler Ferguson is all smiles as he gets together with director Jason Moore, Tina Fey and her hubby Jeff Richmond while attending the opening night after party for his one-man show Fully Committed at the Eventi Hotel on Monday (April 25) in New York City.

The 40-year-old actor got support from his partner Justin Mikita, Zachary Quinto, Zachary Levi, his Modern Family co-star Eric Stonestreet, Padma Lakshmi, Bernadette Peters, Miriam Shor, Emily Bergl, Ben Platt, Michael Carlsen, Martha Plimpton, David Burtka, Rachel Dratch, Laura Benanti, Victor Garber, John Benjamin Hickey, Alison Wright and Cynthia Erivo.

Fully Committed is a strictly limited engagement – Get your tickets now!


Jesse Tyler Ferguson – ‘Fully Committed’ Broadway

FYI: Laura is wearing a Jonathan Simkhai PF16 dress, Sergio Rossi shoes, a Lee Savage clutch, and jewelry by Walters Faith. Jesse is wearing an Alexander Olch shirt.

60+ pictures inside of Jesse Tyler Ferguson and others at the Fully Comitted opening night…More Here! »

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Hillary Clinton Would Want Meryl Streep to Play Her in a Movie!

Meryl Streep keeps it chic and sophisticated on the red carpet while attending The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s A Magical Evening Gala held at Cipriani Wall Street on Thursday (November 19) in New York City.

The 66-year-old actress was joined by emcee of the evening Meredith Vieira and Pitch Perfect‘s Ben Platt at the event benefiting The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

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During her recent interview on Live with Kelly & Michael, democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton revealed that she would want Meryl to play her in a movie.

“Well, Meryl Streep, of course,” Hillary answered with little hesitation – Watch below!


Hillary Clinton – Live with Kelly & Michael

15+ pictures inside of Meryl Streep at The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s A Magical Evening GalaMore Here! »

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