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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Original Cast Recording Debuts in Billboard Top 10; Outpaces 'Hamilton'DEAR EVAN HANSEN Original Cast Recording Debuts in Billboard Top 10; Outpaces 'Hamilton'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Producer Stacey Mindich and Atlantic Records announced today that the Original Broadway Cast Recording of DEAR EVAN HANSEN has made an extraordinary debut on the Billboard 200, entering the chart at #8 (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

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BWW Morning Brief February 7th, 2017 - CURSED CHILD, MISCAST, LES MIZ on TV and More!BWW Morning Brief February 7th, 2017 - CURSED CHILD, MISCAST, LES MIZ on TV and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 7, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, starring Sally Field, begins on Broadway! (more...)

Ben Platt, Kelli O'Hara, Renee Elise Goldsberry & More Set For MCC's MISCASTBen Platt, Kelli O'Hara, Renee Elise Goldsberry & More Set For MCC's MISCAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) just announced the all-star lineup of performers set for their annual Miscast gala, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of MCC Theater.  (more...)

BWW Album Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Shines a Light on the Teenage SoulBWW Album Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Shines a Light on the Teenage Soul
by Remy Holzer - Feb 3, 2017

If you grew up as a lover of musical theater, especially in those dark years before BroadwayCon, it's likely that your high-school years were not among your best. Of course, high school can be hard for teenagers with other musical tastes, too. Amid growing public awareness of teenage violence, suicide, and depression, and with scientific studies confirming that the brains of teenagers are basically chaos machines, DEAR EVAN HANSEN has turned a spotlight on these issues, and audiences have responded warmly and gratefully. In the story, alienated teen Evan Hansen, who leads a lonely life with his hardworking single mother, has no real friends in high school; neither does another, still more troubled student, Connor Murphy, whose sister Zoe is the unwitting object of Evan's affections. When Connor commits suicide, a series of misunderstandings prompts Evan to pass himself off as Connor's best friend, an identity that gains him access to Connor's intact family, privileged lifestyle, and especially his lovely sister. This charade creates tensions and complications that lead, ultimately, to the truth. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Pasek & Paul to Host Midnight Listening PartyDEAR EVAN HANSEN's Pasek & Paul to Host Midnight Listening Party
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The original cast recording for the hit Broadway musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN will be released digitally tomorrow, Friday, February 3rd, and will be available on CD in stores and online on February 24th. The musical just announced it will host a digital listening party at midnight tonight when the album drops. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief January 31st, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed and More!BWW Morning Brief January 31st, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 31, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton reunite in FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla Playhouse! (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Uplifting Anthem 'You Will Be Found'FIRST LISTEN: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Uplifting Anthem 'You Will Be Found'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The original cast recording for the hit Broadway musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN will be released digitally on February 3rd, and will be available on CD in stores and online on February 24th. Below, listen to the uplifting anthem 'You Will Be Found' performed by Ben Platt and the stellar cast! (more...)

Breaking: Tonys Awards Determine Eligibility for DEAR EVAN HANSEN, THE GREAT COMET & MoreBreaking: Tonys Awards Determine Eligibility for DEAR EVAN HANSEN, THE GREAT COMET & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The productions discussed were The Encounter; Holiday Inn; Oh, Hello on Broadway; Heisenberg; The Cherry Orchard; The Front Page; Falsettos; Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; A Bronx Tale; Dear Evan Hansen; In Transit; and The Present. (more...)

First Listen: Stream DEAR EVAN HANSEN's 'Requiem' Ahead of Cast Album ReleaseFirst Listen: Stream DEAR EVAN HANSEN's 'Requiem' Ahead of Cast Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The original cast recording for the hit Broadway musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN will be released digitally on February 3rd, and will be available on CD in stores and online on February 24th. Today, the song 'Requiem' is available for streaming - check it out HERE! (more...)

VIDEO: Scott Wolf Feels Personal Connection to Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSENVIDEO: Scott Wolf Feels Personal Connection to Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

On this morning's LIVE WITH KELLY, guest co-host Scott Wolf discusses his recent visit to Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN and discusses how it reminds him of his relationship with his own mother. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/3/2017 - 1/10/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 1/3/2017 - 1/10/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/3/2017 - 1/10/2017. (more...)

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt & Lauren Dreyfuss Perform 'Only Us'VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt & Lauren Dreyfuss Perform 'Only Us'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The stars of Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Ben Platt and Lauren Dreyfuss stopped by NBC's TODAY this morning to perform from the hit show. (more...)

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Performs 'Waving Through a Window' on 'Today'VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Performs 'Waving Through a Window' on 'Today'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Ben Platt, star of the hit Broadway musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN stopped by the 8 am hour of NBC's TODAY to perform 'Waving Through A Window.' (more...)

BWW Review: TITANIC at Signature Theatre - It is a Night to RememberBWW Review: TITANIC at Signature Theatre - It is a Night to Remember
by Charles Shubow - Jan 3, 2017

TITANIC should not be missed but must close January 29, 2017. (more...)

Skylar Astin and Anna Camp Visit Ben Platt at DEAR EVAN HANSENSkylar Astin and Anna Camp Visit Ben Platt at DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Talk about a Barden reunion! Ben Platt shared on Instagram his 'shmom and shdad,' newlyweds and PITCH PERFECT co-stars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin, visiting him backstage at Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Sale Through Next November on BroadwayDEAR EVAN HANSEN on Sale Through Next November on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Good news for the New Year! DEAR EVAN HANSEN has just released announced a new block of tickets on sale through November 19, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: 2016 Highlight: Cynthia Erivo Joins DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Benj Pasek & Justin Paul for 'You Will Be Found'VIDEO: 2016 Highlight: Cynthia Erivo Joins DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Benj Pasek & Justin Paul for 'You Will Be Found'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

At this year's Elsie Fest, Cynthia Erivo (THE COLOR PURPLE) took to the stage with Tony nominated composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul to perform the moving DEAR EVAN HANSEN Act One closing number 'You Will Be Found.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Hugh Jackman Visits DEAR EVAN HANSENPhoto Flash: Hugh Jackman Visits DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Actor Hugh Jackman made a trip to the theatre last night to see the latest hit, DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

DVR Alert - Cast of Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Perform on NBC's 'Today'DVR Alert - Cast of Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Perform on NBC's 'Today'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

NBC has announced that the cast of Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN will perform on TODAY on Tuesday, January 3rd. (more...)

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