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Broadway By Design: David Korins & Japhy Weideman Bring DEAR EVAN HANSEN from Page to StageBroadway By Design: David Korins & Japhy Weideman Bring DEAR EVAN HANSEN from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - May 20, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with David Korins, and Japhy Weideman, who acted as scenic and lighting designers for Broadway's emotional triumph, Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel at the New Dramatists 68th Annual Spring LuncheonPhoto Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel at the New Dramatists 68th Annual Spring Luncheon
by Walter McBride - May 17, 2017

Just yesterday, New Dramatists, Tony® Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, honored 10-time Tony Award®-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 15th, 2017 - NYTW's Starry Gala, VENUS and More!BWW Morning Brief May 15th, 2017 - NYTW's Starry Gala, VENUS and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 15, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: WAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone and more take part in NYTW's 2017 gala, and Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS opens tonight at Signature Theatre! (more...)

VIDEO: Celebrate This Mother's Day Watch the Moms of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Interview Your Favorite Broadway MomsVIDEO: Celebrate This Mother's Day Watch the Moms of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Interview Your Favorite Broadway Moms
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2017

Happy (almost) Mother's Day everyone! To celebrate, the mom's of this year's hit show DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Rachel Bay Jones, donned matching shirts and chatted with some of Broadway's most notable real life mothers. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Christopher Jackson, Stephanie J. Block and More Will Come Together at ARTS FOR AUTISM ConcertKelli O'Hara, Christopher Jackson, Stephanie J. Block and More Will Come Together at ARTS FOR AUTISM Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Educational Travel Adventures and Believe NYC, organizations that educate and enrich the lives of young people through performance and travel opportunities, announced the return of Arts for Autism, hosted by Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara (The King and I). (more...)

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Fans Sing Show's Anthem- 'Waving Through a Window'VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Fans Sing Show's Anthem- 'Waving Through a Window'
by Stage Tube - May 5, 2017

Earlier this week Dear Evan Hansen earned a whopping nine Tony nominations, including a nod for Best Musical. Now the show is thanking its many fans with a special compilation of the musical's anthem, 'Waving Through a Window.' (more...)

Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2017 Tony Nominees!Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2017 Tony Nominees!
by Matt Tamanini - May 2, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominations were announced this morning. If you haven't checked them out yet, what are you waiting for?! CLICK HERE to check out a full list of this year's nominees, and HERE for reactions from the lucky few! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast and Creative React To Tony NominationsDEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast and Creative React To Tony Nominations
by Alan Henry - May 2, 2017

We've got reactions from the cast and creative of DEAR EVAN HANSEN on their 9 Tony Award nominations! Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland Will Takeover BroadwayWorld's Social Media TodayDEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland Will Takeover BroadwayWorld's Social Media Today
by Social Watch - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that Dear Evan Hansen's Will Roland will be taking over our Twitter and Instagram accounts today! Tune in to get an up close and personal behind-the-scenes look at the hit Broadway production! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland Will Takeover BroadwayWorld's Social Media 4/22DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland Will Takeover BroadwayWorld's Social Media 4/22
by Social Watch - Apr 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland will be taking over our Twitter and Instagram accounts this Saturday, April 22nd! Tune in to get an up close and personal behind the scenes look at the hit Broadway production! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 30, 2017BWW's On This Day - March 30, 2017
by - Mar 30, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt and More to Appear on This Week's THEATER TALKDEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt and More to Appear on This Week's THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

This week's THEATER TALK welcomes three of the cast members of the new, thoroughly original Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt (Evan Hansen), Rachel Bay Jones (Heidi Hansen, Evan's single mother), and Jennifer Laura Thompson (Cynthia Murphy, another key character). (more...)

DVR Alert: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt, GROUNDHOG DAY's Tim Minchin Set for LATE LATE SHOW TonightDVR Alert: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt, GROUNDHOG DAY's Tim Minchin Set for LATE LATE SHOW Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Tonight, March 20, DEAR EVAN HANSEN star Ben Platt and comedian and GROUNDHOG DAY composer/lyricist Tim Minchin are stopping by the LATE LATE SHOW with James Corden.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Third Annual Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival!Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Third Annual Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Mar 15, 2017

The third annual Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival for New York City Public Schools just took place at Broadway's Music Box Theatre, hosted by Okieriete 'Oak' Onaodowan. More than 100 talented students from five New York City high schools across the city made their Broadway debuts performing from their selected winter musicals or plays. (more...)

Rachel Bay Jones and Jennifer Laura Thompson to Participate in Shubert High School Theatre FestivalRachel Bay Jones and Jennifer Laura Thompson to Participate in Shubert High School Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Rachel Bay Jones and Jennifer Laura Thompson, who play moms in the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen and are both moms to teenagers in real life, will serve as presenters in the Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival for New York City Public Schools. The third annual festival will take place Monday, March 13, 2017 at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street), home to Dear Evan Hansen, at 7 p.m.  More than 100 talented students from five New York City high schools across the city will make their Broadway debuts performing from their selected winter musicals or plays. (more...)

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast & Creatives Talk Show's Inspiring Themes on NBC NewsVIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast & Creatives Talk Show's Inspiring Themes on NBC News
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

The cast and creative team of the new Broadway musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN were featured on last night's NBC Nightly News. (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...)

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...)

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...)

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