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DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/18/2016 - THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION and More!Broadway AM Report, 5/18/2016 - THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 18, 2016

Today's big news: Manhattan Theatre Club's THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION opens tonight, and the company of York's 'CHARLIE BROWN' meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Rialto Chatter: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Headed to Broadway NextRialto Chatter: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Headed to Broadway Next
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's critically acclaimed musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, is currently enjoying a sold out run that comes to an Off-Broadway end on Sunday, May 29th. The show has been rumored for a transfer since it opened to rave reviews, a move confirmed today by the show's lead producer Stacey Mindich, speaking today at a Syracuse University graduation ceremony.  (more...)

BWW TV: Evan Hansen Has Arrived! Go Inside Second Stage's Starry Opening NightBWW TV: Evan Hansen Has Arrived! Go Inside Second Stage's Starry Opening Night
by Randy Rainbow - May 14, 2016

BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night and we're taking inside the celebration below! (more...)

Second Stage Theatre Sets DEAR EVAN HANSEN Benefit PerformanceSecond Stage Theatre Sets DEAR EVAN HANSEN Benefit Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's critically acclaimed musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, will add one performance on Sunday, May 22 at 8pm to its completely sold out run.  Tickets for this special benefit performance are $500.  All proceeds will fund Second Stage Theatre's educational initiatives, including free student matinees and internships.  The limited run of DEAR EVAN HANSEN will conclude on Sunday, May 29th. (more...)

Miriam Shor, Sheldon Harnick, Jack O'Brien & More Join MAIZE & BLUE ON BROADWAY Benefit LineupMiriam Shor, Sheldon Harnick, Jack O'Brien & More Join MAIZE & BLUE ON BROADWAY Benefit Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Maize & Blue on Broadway is a one-night-only benefit concert on May 16, 2016 at 7PM at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) to celebrate the University of Michigan and its renowned Musical Theatre Department, as well as honor its longtime chair, Brent Wagner, who is retiring in May after 32 years of being the department's heart and soul.   (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Great White Way will see a plethora of musicals, both new and returning. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Extends Off-Broadway Run at Second Stage TheatreDEAR EVAN HANSEN Extends Off-Broadway Run at Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Benj Pasek & Justin Pau's new musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN will be sticking around the New York theatre scene for a bit longer. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Second Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSENPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Second Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Jennifer Broski - May 2, 2016

Second Stage Theatre, in association with Stacey MindichProductions, just last night opened the new musical, Dear Evan Hansen, featuring Ben Platt as the title character. Also reprising their performances from the 'splendid (Marks, Washington Post) DC cast are Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe, Mike Faist as Connor, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi, Will Roland as Jared, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia. New cast members John Dossett (Larry) and Kristolyn Lloyd (Alana) complete the company. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ben Platt and the DEAR EVAN HANSEN Company Celebrate Opening Night!Photo Coverage: Ben Platt and the DEAR EVAN HANSEN Company Celebrate Opening Night!
by Jennifer Broski - May 2, 2016

Second Stage Theatre, in association with Stacey MindichProductions, just last night opened the new musical, Dear Evan Hansen, featuring Ben Platt as the title character. Also reprising their performances from the 'splendid (Marks, Washington Post) DC cast are Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe, Mike Faist as Connor, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi, Will Roland as Jared, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia. New cast members John Dossett (Larry) and Kristolyn Lloyd (Alana) complete the company. (more...)

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, a Breathtakingly Emotional And Daring Original MusicalBWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, a Breathtakingly Emotional And Daring Original Musical
by Michael Dale - May 2, 2016

Composer/lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and bookwriter Steven Levenson's tale of social anxiety and social media. (more...)

Review Roundup: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Opens at Second Stage Theatre- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Opens at Second Stage Theatre- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - May 1, 2016

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

VIDEO: 12-Year-Old Stuns BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT Judges with Performance of 'Defying Gravity'VIDEO: 12-Year-Old Stuns BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT Judges with Performance of 'Defying Gravity'
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 11, 2016

'We weren't expecting that!' was all BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT judge Simon Cowell could say following a performance of WICKED's 'Defying Gravity' by Beau Dermott. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Sets Mobile Rush Policy for Off-Broadway RunDEAR EVAN HANSEN Sets Mobile Rush Policy for Off-Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Today, Second Stage Theatre announced its partnership with TodayTix, the free mobile app that provides on-demand access to the best last-minute theater tickets, to launch a rush ticketing platform offering $30 tickets for the new musical Dear Evan Hansen beginning on the production's first preview Saturday, March 26. (more...)

Gavin Creel, Hunter Foster, Celia Keenan-Bolger Will Celebrate University of Michigan in MAIZE & BLUE ON BROADWAYGavin Creel, Hunter Foster, Celia Keenan-Bolger Will Celebrate University of Michigan in MAIZE & BLUE ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Maize & Blue on Broadway is a one-night-only benefit concert on May 16, 2016 at 7PM at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) to celebrate the University of Michigan and its renowned Musical Theatre Department, as well as honor its longtime chair, Brent Wagner, who is retiring in May after 32 years of being the department's heart and soul.   (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 12-18THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 12-18
by Nora Dominick - Mar 18, 2016

Highlights from this week include Laura Osnes holds a BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY, SHE LOVES ME and THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM open, a first look at John Krasinski, Hank Azaria, and Claire Danes in DRY POWDER and SO much more! Check out all the photos below! (more...)

BWW TV: Who Is Evan Hansen? The Company of Pasek & Paul's New Musical Explains!BWW TV: Who Is Evan Hansen? The Company of Pasek & Paul's New Musical Explains!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 17, 2016

Second Stage Theatre, in association with Stacey Mindich Productions, will soon present the new musical, Dear Evan Hansen. The company will include several performers who appeared in the World Premiere production at Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage, featuring Ben Platt as the title character, Evan Hansen, in a performance that was called 'extraordinary, bordering on heroic' by Peter Marks in the Washington Post. Also reprising their performances from the 'splendid' (Marks, Washington Post) cast are Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe, Mike Faist as Connor, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi, Will Roland as Jared, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia. New cast members John Dossett (Larry) and Kristolyn Lloyd (Alana) complete the company. The cast just met the press yesterday and you can meet the cast below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Arrives in NYC- Meet the Full Company!Photo Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Arrives in NYC- Meet the Full Company!
by Walter McBride - Mar 17, 2016

Second Stage Theatre, in association with Stacey Mindich Productions, will soon present the new musical, Dear Evan Hansen. The company will include several performers who appeared in the World Premiere production at Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage, featuring Ben Platt as the title character, Evan Hansen, in a performance that was called 'extraordinary, bordering on heroic' by Peter Marks in the Washington Post. Also reprising their performances from the 'splendid' (Marks, Washington Post) cast are Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe, Mike Faist as Connor, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi, Will Roland as Jared, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia. New cast members John Dossett (Larry) and Kristolyn Lloyd (Alana) complete the company. The cast just met the press yesterday and you can check out complete coverage from the event below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of Second Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSENFREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of Second Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2016

Second Stage Theatre, in association with Stacey Mindich Productions, will soon present the new musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN. The company will include several performers who appeared in the World Premiere production at Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage, featuring Ben Platt as the title character, Evan Hansen, in a performance that was called 'extraordinary, bordering on heroic' by Peter Marks in the Washington Post. Also reprising their performances from the 'splendid' (Marks, Washington Post) cast are Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe, Mike Faist as Connor, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi, Will Roland as Jared, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia. New cast members John Dossett (Larry) and Kristolyn Lloyd (Alana) complete the company. The cast just met the press today and you can check out a sneak peek from the special day below. Check back later for complete coverage! (more...)

Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones & More Will Return for DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Second Stage Theatre; Full Cast Announced!Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones & More Will Return for DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Second Stage Theatre; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director), in association with Stacey Mindich Productions, has announced complete casting and creative team for its upcoming production of the new musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

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