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Andrew Garfield, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Vanessa Hudgens Attend the NYC Premiere of 'tick, tick...BOOM!'

Andrew Garfield, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Vanessa Hudgens are celebrating the release of tick, tick…BOOM!

The stars were seen arriving at the premiere of their new film at the Schoenfeld Theater in New York City on Monday night (November 15).

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Andrew Garfield, Vanessa Hudgens & Alexandra Shipp Premiere 'tick, tick...BOOM!'

Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp and Vanessa Hudgens are kicking off the 2021 AFI Festival!

The three actors stepped out for the premiere of their new movie, tick, tick…BOOM! held at TCL Chinese Theatre on Wednesday (November 10) in Hollywood for opening night of the annual film festival.

Andrew, Alexandra and Vanessa were joined by Julie Oh, Robin de Jesus, director Lin-Manuel Miranda, Steven Levenson, Judith Light, and Joshua Henry for the red carpet event.

Vanessa made her red carpet debut with boyfriend Cole Tucker. Sarah Hyland and Edward James Olmos were special guests at the event, too.

tick tick…BOOM! arrives in select theaters on Friday, November 12. It will be on Netflix a week later.

FYI: Andrew wore a burgundy Dunhill suit for the premiere tonight. Alexandra wore a custom Christian Siriano ensemble. Vanessa wore a lacey Vera Wang look. Robin wore Canali.

Click inside to see 55+ pictures of the cast of tick, tick…BOOM! at the AFI Festival 2021…

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'Dear Evan Hansen' Creators Donate $100,000, Will Work to 'Undo an Unjust System'

The creators of the Tony-winning Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen have announced that they will be working to use their voice and reach “to undo an unjust system.”

Composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, book writer Steven Levenson, director Michael Greif, and producer Stacey Mindich wrote an open letter to fans announcing a $100,000 donation to two organizations “to help effect change both in our theater community and on a national level.”

“We have spent the last several days listening to the Black members of our companies, our community, our country, and the world, as they share with us their pain, their suffering, and their heartbreak. These truths, we must admit, are not new. The systemic racism against Black people and communities is not new. A theatrical culture in which Black voices have been silenced and erased is now new,” the wrote in the letter. “And as we mourn the unspeakable losses of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, we recognize that the brutal murder of Black people is not new.”

“The shameful reality is that, for all too long, the injustices and inequities endured by our fellow citizens, our peers, and our friends have gone unheard and unheeded. The shameful reality is that none of it is new,” they added. “What must be new is our commitment not merely to listen, but to act, and to act now.”

$50,000 is being donated to the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, to sponsor an industry-wide “Continuing the Conversation” Forum in early 2021. The other $50,000 is being donated to Color of Change.

The DEH creators say they are “examining” their own practices and “looking inward, assessing the personnel, policies, and systems of our show at every level, in every department, and at every location.”

The letter was concluded, “Dear Evan Hansen is about community and connection. We will use our voice and our reach to apply those values in working to undo an unjust system. Even now, while our theaters are empty, our show will not be silent.”

In other news, find out which star is in talks to join the cast of the Dear Evan Hansen movie.

New 'Fiddler on the Roof' Movie to Be Directed By Thomas Kail!

A new film version of the classic musical Fiddler on the Roof is in the works with Hamilton director Thomas Kail set to direct!

The original Broadway production of Fiddler opened back in 1964 and won nine Tony Awards. The first film version was released in 1971 and it was nominated for eight Oscars, winning three of them.

Steven Levenson, the Tony-winning book writer of Dear Evan Hansen, will write the screenplay for the film. Dan Jinks, the Oscar-winning producer of American Beauty and Milk, and Aaron Harnick, the nephew of Fiddler‘s lyricist Sheldon Harnick, are set to produce for MGM.

Kail said in a statement to Deadline, “It has been a life-long dream of mine to direct Fiddler, though I always imagined I would do it on stage. I am over-joyed to have the opportunity to make a new film version of my favorite show with Mike DeLuca at MGM, where so many transcendent musical movies have been made. I’m proud to partner with Dan Jinks, Aaron Harnick and my great pal, Steven Levenson, to honor this work that has profoundly inspired me and millions of others.”

Jinks added, “I first saw Fiddler On The Roof onstage when I was 13 years old. I remember finding it hilarious funny, but also incredibly moving. It’s that rare musical that speaks to audiences of all ages. I’m thrilled that Mike DeLuca and MGM are giving the brilliant Tommy Kail, Steven Levenson, Aaron Harnick and me the opportunity to bring this amazing piece to a new generation of audiences.”

Pose's Billy Porter Works the Red Carpet at AFI Awards 2020!

Billy Porter looks fierce while walking the red carpet at the 2020 AFI Awards on Friday afternoon (January 3) in Los Angeles.

The 50-year-old Emmy-winning actor was at the event to represent his show Pose, which was recognized as one of the Top 10 TV Programs of the Year. He was joined by producers Janet Mock, Brad Falchuk, Our Lady J, and Alexis Martin Woodall.

When They See Us and Fosse/Verdon also made the list. More stars at the event included When They See Us director Ava DuVernay and Fosse/Verdon writer Steven Levenson.

Sam Rockwell, the star of Fosse/Verdon, was also there in support of his two movies Richard Jewell and Jojo Rabbit.

FYI: Billy is wearing Coach boots. Ava is wearing a Baukjen blouse and skirt. Janet is wearing a Carolina Herrera dress.

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'Dear Evan Hansen' Opens in London, Composer Benj Pasek Walks Carpet with Boyfriend Kevin Sobieski!

Benj Pasek holds hands with boyfriend Kevin Sobieski while attending the opening night of his musical Dear Evan Hansen on Tuesday (November 19) at the Noel Coward Theatre in London, England.

The 34-year-old composer and songwriter was joined at the event by his co-composer Justin Paul, who attended with his wife Asher.

Pasek and Paul are the Oscar, Tony, and Grammy-winning songwriters behind Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman, and La La Land.

Also in attendance at the opening night were director Michael Greif, producer Stacey Mindich, book writer Steven Levenson, and orchestrator Alex Lacamoire.

Glee‘s Kevin McHale and Doctor Who‘s David Tennant both checked out the performance that evening.

Dear Evan Hansen won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in 2017. It’s still a big hit on Broadway!

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Michelle Williams Talks About Finding Joy from Dancing

Michelle Williams poses for a portrait with her co-star Sam Rockwell while attending FX’s segment at the 2019 Winter TCA Tour on Monday (February 4) in Pasadena, Calif.

The award-winning actors are starring in the new series Fosse/Verdon, based on the two dance legends.

Michelle opened up about preparing for the role.

“To have… a little bit of vocabulary that I knew [in dance] has been helpful, but this is a next-level degree of difficulty,” Michelle said (via ET). “I danced a little as a kid, but nothing to write home about. And then all of a sudden, [dancing in roles] just keeps coming up for me.”

“It’s a place I’ve found an unexpected amount of joy, so I keep wanting to return to it,” she added.

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