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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...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WEST SIDE STORY and More Among 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominees; Full List!DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WEST SIDE STORY and More Among 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

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

FOOTLOOSE Reunion, Rockapella & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekFOOTLOOSE Reunion, Rockapella & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

This week at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 11-17, Featuring Jonathan Groff, Jarrod Spector, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 11-17, Featuring Jonathan Groff, Jarrod Spector, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 10, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Show Biz After Hours with Frank DiLella with Very Special Guest Jonathan Groff; Footloose Reunion Concert; Nick Rashad Burroughs & Marisha Wallace: Baptized by Broadway; Late Night Broadway with Jarrod Spector, Kelli Barrett, & Judy Gold; and Back to the Garden: The Music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Laura Nyro. (more...)

Original FOOTLOOSE Stars Jeremy Kushnier, Jennifer Laura Thompson & More to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 BelowOriginal FOOTLOOSE Stars Jeremy Kushnier, Jennifer Laura Thompson & More to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

On January 12th, much of the original cast of the Broadway musical FOOTLOOSE will reunite in concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Encores! LADY, BE GOOD! Recording, Featuring Tommy Tune & More, Out TodayEncores! LADY, BE GOOD! Recording, Featuring Tommy Tune & More, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

This year's New York City Center Encores! production of LADY, BE GOOD!, featuring Tommy Tune and more, is out in stores and online today, November 13, 2015. To order the CD, visit www.sh-k-boom.com/ladybegood. (more...)

Now That's Popular! WICKED Celebrates 5,000th Broadway Performance and 12th Anniversary At The GershwinNow That's Popular! WICKED Celebrates 5,000th Broadway Performance and 12th Anniversary At The Gershwin
by Michael Dale - Oct 28, 2015

So many great performers have journeyed to Oz in WICKED. Who Have Been Your Favorites? (more...)

Original Broadway Cast of FOOTLOOSE to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below in 2016Original Broadway Cast of FOOTLOOSE to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Feinstein's/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present "FOOTLOOSE-In Concert" on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Kick off your Sunday shoes for this one night only event! Based on the 1984 film, Footloose received four Tony Award nominations during its almost two year run in Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre. The score, featuring songs written by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford, are sure to remind you that "there IS a time to dance". Enjoy an evening of hits that include "Holding Our For A Hero", "Mama Says" and "Let's Hear It For The Boy". (more...)

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