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Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Platt Performs 'For Forever' on 'Colbert' (Video)

Ben Platt is the Tony-nominated star of the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen and he performed one of the show’s songs during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday night (May 22) in New York City.

The 23-year-old actor, who just became the youngest person to win the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards, sang the song “For Forever.”

This was the first time that Ben performed the song outside of the context of the musical, which is nominated for a bunch of Tonys.

Watch below!


Ben Platt Performs ‘For Forever’

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Rose Byrne & Bobby Cannavale Couple Up at Zosia Mamet's Play Opening

Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale hit the red carpet while attending the opening night performance of The Whirligig on Sunday night (May 21) in New York City.

Zosia Mamet is starring in the new play alongside Noah Bean and Norbert Leo Butz. The play was written by Hamish Linklater, whose longtime love Lily Rabe was by his side at the event.

Other stars who were in attendance at the performance included Zachary Quinto, Chloe Sevigny, Emily Mortimer, and Alessandro Nivola.

Here is the play’s synopsis: “When, after much time away, Kristina is back in Berkshire County, word spreads fast that she and her ex-husband are caring for their estranged, ailing daughter Julie. Broken-hearted and giddy with love and confusion, surprising visitors from Julie’s complicated past practically trip over each other to reach the young woman they thought they’d lost years before.”

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Ben Platt Wins Performance Prize at Drama League Awards, Breaks Record for Youngest Winner!

Ben Platt walks the red carpet while attending the 2017 Drama League Awards Ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Times Square on Friday (May 19) in New York City.

The 23-year-old actor beat out all of the other performers on Broadway this season to win the Distinguished Performance Award. Only one person wins the award each year and each recipient can only receive this award once during his or her career.

Ben, who won for his work in Dear Evan Hansen, becomes the youngest winner of the award ever!

Other stars that were in attendance included Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812‘s Josh Groban, Denee Benton, and Lucas Steele, Dear Evan Hansen‘s Rachel Bay Jones and Laura Dreyfuss, Six Degrees of Separation‘s Allison Janney and Corey Hawkins, Bandstand‘s Laura Osnes, Sunset Boulevard‘s Glenn Close and Michael Xavier, The Little FoxesLaura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, Groundhog Day‘s Andy Karl, The Price‘s Danny DeVito, FalsettosAndrew Rannells, Brandon Uranowitz, and Christian Borle, Significant Other‘s Gideon Glick, The Glass Menagerie‘s Sally Field, and Hello Dolly‘s David Hyde Pierce and Kate Baldwin.

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Sara Bareilles Opens Up on 'GMA' with a 'Waitress' Performance!

Sara Bareilles popped up on Good Morning America on Tuesday morning (May 16) to surprise the hosts and audience with a performance from the Broadway musical Waitress!

The Grammy-nominated singer was joined by the cast of the show to sing the opening number “Opening Up.”

After the performance, Sara was joined on the program by actress Betsy Wolfe, who will be taking over the role of Jenna in the Broadway musical once Sara departs in June.

“No one ever sad we weren’t #EXPRESSIVE @WaitressMusical @GMA,” Sara tweeted with a screencap of her making a funny face on the show.

Broadway's Laura Osnes Honored with a Portrait at NY's Sardi's

Laura Osnes just received one of the biggest honors that someone in the Broadway community can receive… a portrait at Sardi’s!

The 31-year-old actress, currently starring in the new musical Bandstand, was presented her portrait during an unveiling event on Friday (May 12) in New York City.

Laura‘s handsome co-star Corey Cott gave a speech at the event.

“Can’t believe this dream came true today, with so many of my favorite people there to witness it. My heart is literally exploding. Thank you @naponacott for giving such a beautiful introductory speech and to @sardisnyc & @pmk_bnc for making it happen. I am beyond honored and will be on a cloud for days to come…” Laura wrote on her Instagram account with the below video.

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FYI: Laura is wearing a Catherine Deane dress.

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Fox Announces 'Rent' as Next Live Musical Production!

The beloved musical Rent is headed to Fox as a new live production!

Award-winning producer Marc Platt, who produced Grease: Live for the network, is bringing the show to life with Fox.

“We are so honored to partner with the estate of the brilliant Jonathan Larson and producer Marc Platt on one of the great musicals of our time,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group. “The title is so iconic, the music is so beloved, and the themes are as meaningful today as they were when the show first premiered on Broadway. With Marc overseeing this project, we are sure it will have a profound impact on the legions of fans who know and love this musical.”

Rent tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. Composer Jonathan Larson died the day of the musical’s first performance when it was off-Broadway in 1996 and he went on to posthumously win the Pulitzer Prize and several Tony Awards.

Meet Broadway's Tony-Nominated Musical Actresses of 2017!

There is so much talent on Broadway this season and the Tony-nominated actresses from musicals stepped out at the Meet the Nominees Press Junket this week in New York City!

Miss Saigon‘s Eva Noblezada, War Paint‘s Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, and The Great Comet‘s Denee Benton are all nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. Also nominated but not in attendance at the event was Hello Dolly‘s Bette Midler.

This race is very exciting as it’s pitting three theater legends – Lupone, Ebersole, and Midler – against two newcomers – Noblezada and Benton.

Eva was selected for the lead role in Miss Saigon after being discovered at the National Musical Theatre Awards a few years ago. At the age of 18, she starred in the London production of the musical and now she’s starring in the show on Broadway!

You may recognize Denee from her work on the Lifetime series UnREAL. Make sure to go see her in her Broadway debut opposite Josh Groban.

The nominees in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical category were also at the event – Hello Dolly‘s Kate Baldwin, FalsettosStephanie J. Block, Come from Away‘s Jenn Colella, Dear Evan Hansen‘s Rachel Bay Jones, and Anastasia‘s Mary Beth Peil.

Get your tickets now to see a show on Broadway. You won’t regret it!

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