Ben Platt Will Play 3-Week Concert Residency at Broadway's Palace Theatre

Platt's concert residency will be directed by Tony Award winner Michael Arden, who collaborated with Platt on the 2023 Tony Award-winning revival of Parade.

By: Mar. 18, 2024
Ben Platt Will Play 3-Week Concert Residency at Broadway's Palace Theatre
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Ben Platt will play a three-week concert residency this May at Broadway's recently remodeled Palace Theatre.

The residency, directed by Tony Award winner Michael Arden who collaborated with Platt on the 2023 Tony Award-winning revival of Parade which also earned Platt a Tony nomination, will play Tuesday, May 28 through Saturday, June 15 for 18 performances only. Tickets are on sale now.

Check out the announcement video!

This is the first announced event to occupy the newly remodeled Palace Theatre, but there could be other events that might take place before the residency. Since 2018, the Palace Theatre has been undergoing extensive renovations. The historic Broadway theatre has now been raised to create space for retail shops underneath. The theatre will now have a new entrance on 47th Street with an 80-foot-long marquee, as well as added space in the wings, a larger lobby, and twice as many bathrooms.

Platt's residency will be in celebration of the release of his recently announced studio album, “Honeymind," which will be released on May 31. Watch the Sam Wrench directed music video for "Andrew" below and pre-order the album HERE.

Past residencies at the Palace include Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Harry Belafonte, Bette Mider, Diana Ross, and more. The most recent show to play at the Palace Theatre was The Spongebob Musical, which opened in December 2017 and closed in September 2018 to accommodate the renovations.

Ben Platt said, “It is far beyond my wildest imagination to play a residency of my own music in a house as storied as the Palace. I feel blessed to be part of the theater community, and to have the opportunity to perform as myself and from my own perspective on a Broadway stage is one of the greatest honors of my life. I can’t wait to introduce my new record on the beautifully revived stage. My hope is to bridge my musical theater roots that I hold so dear with the world of classic Americana songwriting that I’ve fallen so deeply in love with. I mean, Liza! Judy! ‘Dreams come true’ doesn’t even begin to cover it!”

Ben Platt Will Play 3-Week Concert Residency at Broadway's Palace Theatre

About Ben Platt

Ben Platt was most recently seen on Broadway as Leo Frank in the Tony-winning revival of Parade. He won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his groundbreaking performance as Evan in Dear Evan Hansen and later went on to reprise his role in the Universal film adaptation alongside Julianne Moore and Amy Adams.

He also starred in the highly popular Netflix series by Ryan Murphy, The Politician where he served as the executive producer on the series – his performance in Season 1 earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and the show received a nomination for Best Comedy.

Most recently Ben starred in the film Theater Camp, which is co-written by Platt, Molly Gordon, Noah Galvin and Nick Lieberman inspired by their popular 2020 short film by the same name. 

Platt has released two albums previously – 2019’s Sing To Me and 2021’s Reverie.  He completed a hugely successful solo tour in 2022 which saw him headlining sellout crowds at such important venues as The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden and others. 

About Michael Arden

Michael Arden (Director) received the 2023 Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical for his reimagining of Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown’s Parade which also won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. In addition, he received Tony nominations for his Broadway revivals of Once One This Island, and Deaf West Theatre’s production of Spring Awakening. Michael wrote and directed a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol starring Jefferson Mays that played the Nederlander Theatre last holiday season. His productions of The Preacher's Wife and The Queen of Versailles will play Atlanta and Boston this year. Other theatre credits include: Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Lincoln Center, American Dream Study and ALIEN/NATION with his theatre company The Forest of Arden, at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Annie at the Hollywood Bowl, and The Pride and Merrily We Roll Along at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Los Angeles. Arden has been named on Variety’s Broadway Impact List and is the winner of an NAACP Award for Best Direction of his revival of Merrily We Roll Along. In addition to directing theater in America and around the globe, he regularly directs “The Connors” on ABC, and has appeared in numerous features and television shows, most notable “Grey’s Anatomy,” Bride Wars, Anger Management, Source Code, and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” On stage, Arden has appeared on Broadway in Big River; The Times, They Are A-Changin’; and King Lear; among others. Arden is a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and alumni of the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Juilliard School.

 



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