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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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Ben Platt Reacts to 'Surreal' Tony Award Nomination!

Ben Platt is sharing his excitement after being nominated for a 2017 Tony Award!

The 23-year-old star of the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen took to Twitter to react to his first ever Tony nomination.

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“Thank you to all for the kind words, love and support- a surreal morning that I’ll remember forever. So proud of my @DearEvanHansen family,” Evan tweeted.

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was later joined by fellow Broadway stars Andrew Rannells, Josh Groban, Sally Field, Cynthia Nixon, Gavin Creel, Danny DeVito, and Andy Karl as they attended the Meet the Nominees Press Junket on Wednesday (May 3) at the Sofitel Hotel in New York City.

Check out the full list of Tony Award nominees here!

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Ben Platt, Cynthia Erivo, & More Rep Broadway at Met Gala 2017

Cynthia Erivo and Ben Platt hit the red carpet together at the 2017 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 1) in New York City.

Cynthia won the Tony Award last year for her work in The Color Purple on Broadway and Ben is the frontrunner for Best Actor this year for his work in the musical Dear Evan Hansen.

Other Broadway stars at the gala included Bandstand‘s Laura Osnes, The Great Comet‘s Josh Groban, and Groundhog Day‘s Andy Karl with wife Orfeh.

“Can’t think of a more spectacular date than @CynthiaEriVo. Lucky to be on her arm. #metgala,” Ben tweeted. Cynthia added, “Tonight @BenSPLATT was my perfect prince #metgala2017 How wonderful to spend this night with you xx.”

FYI: Ben is wearing a Brooklyn Tailors tuxedo and shirt, David Hart for Johnston and Murphy shoes, and Ox and Bull studs and cufflinks. Cynthia is wearing a Thom Browne dress and bag, Sophia Webster shoes, Mikimoto earrings, and rings by Buccellati and Beladora. Laura is wearing a Christian Siriano dress and Runsdorf earrings. Andy is wearing a full Brooks Brothers look.

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Josh Groban Sings Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' With Students in the Bronx (Video)

Josh Groban took some time out of his busy schedule to help teach music to some lucky students at a school in the Bronx!

The 36-year-old singer – whose new song “Evermore” is featured on the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack – documented the experience on Instagram earlier this week.

“What an inspiring afternoon at PS91 in the Bronx,” Josh wrote. “These kids are so inspired by music and the arts. It’s all about the look on their faces, that spark.”

“Thank you Kathy Damkohler, executive director of Education Through Music and Principle Meridith Struhl Nasjlett and mostly to the students for their glorious voices and focus and drive,” he added. “Future leaders in the making. #artsed #findyourlight (edited last photos because there were some “looks on their faces” that were caught off guard 😂).”

“Thanks PS 91 kids for pulling me up to sing Hallelujah with you!!!” Josh captioned the video below, in which he leads the kids in singing the late Leonard Cohen‘s hit song “Hallelujah.”

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Pictured inside: Josh and his fellow cast members of Broadway’s The Great Comet attending the Culture For One To Host Fifth Annual Benefit To Provide Access To the Arts For NYC Children in Foster Care at Espace on Monday (April 3) in New York City.

Click inside to see a slideshow Josh shared from his day at the school… More Here! »

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'Beauty and the Beast' 2017 Soundtrack Stream & Download - Listen Now!

Beauty and the Beast‘s entire soundtrack for the new live-action film is finally available and you can listen to the whole thing here!

The deluxe edition of the soundtrack includes Celine Dion‘s version of “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” Ariana Grande and John Legend‘s rendition of the classic “Beauty and the Beast,” and Josh Groban‘s version of the new song “Evermore.”

You of course also get to hear cast members Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (The Beast), Luke Evans (Gaston), Josh Gad (Le Fou), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), and more put their own spin on the songs from the original film, as well as some new numbers written for the movie.

Download the album now on iTunes and stream it below from Spotify!

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Emma Watson Reveals a Hidden Message in 'Beauty & the Beast'

Emma Watson is bringing Beauty and the Beast to the Big Apple!

The 26-year-old actress stepped out in a gorgeous black gown at the premiere on Monday night (March 13) in New York City.

She was joined by Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Josh Groban, Audra McDonald, Stanley Tucci and Ewan McGregor.

Emma recently opened up about how her character Belle’s love of books holds an important hidden meaning.

“[Books are] so powerful and they have the ability to change your life and your outlook, and this story really speaks to that, the sacred nature of books and their ability to transport you and empower you,” she told Mashable.

Emma added, “We still live in a world where there are probably over 80 million girls who won’t get to go to school just because of their gender.”

FYI: Emma is wearing Christopher Kane and an Eva Fehren earcuff. Audra is carrying a Judith Leiber x Disney Beauty and the Beast collection clutch.

10+ pictures inside from the Beauty and the Beast premiere…
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Josh Groban Debuts 'Beauty & the Beast' New Original Song: 'Evermore' Stream, Lyrics & Download - Listen Now!

Josh Groban‘s all-new original song titled “Evermore” has finally arrived and you can stream it right here!

The 35-year-old singer recorded the soaring ballad as part of the soundtrack for Disney’s highly anticipated live-action movie Beauty and the Beast, which is set to hit theaters on March 17.

Evermore” will also be performed by the Beast (Dan Stevens) after he releases Belle (Emma Watson) to be with her father, it was written by Oscar-winning composers Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) and Tim Rice (The Lion King).

The original motion picture soundtrack will be released by Walt Disney Records on March 10. Pre-order it now on Amazon and other services.


Josh Groban – Evermore (From ‘Beauty and the Beast’)

Click inside to read the lyrics to Josh Groban’s new song…More Here! »