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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Original Cast Recording Receives RIAA Gold Certification

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Original Cast Recording Receives RIAA Gold Certification

"DEAR EVAN HANSEN (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)," Atlantic Records' GRAMMY-winning companion to the Tony® Award-winning musical, has been certified gold by the RIAA for cumulative unit sales exceeding 500,000. The announcement marks only the third cast recording to receive gold or greater certification this decade, alongside "THE BOOK OF MORMON: ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING" and Atlantic's own GRAMMY® Award-winning "HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)." "DEAR EVAN HANSEN (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)" is available now HERE.

Earlier this morning the cast of Dear Evan Hansen celebrated the album reaching Gold status with a performance of "You Will Be Found" on Good Morning America.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN was greeted with unprecedented acclaim upon its arrival at Broadway's famed Music Box Theatre on December 4th, 2016. The musical went on to break all box office records and win big at the 2017 Annual Tony® Awards, earning six total Tonys® including "Best Musical," "Best Score," and "Best Orchestrations." DEAR EVAN HANSEN features a book by Tony® Award-winner Steven Levenson, a score by GRAMMY®, Tony®, and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, music supervision and orchestrations by three-time Tony® Award winner Alex Lacamoire, and direction by four-time Tony® Award nominee Michael Greif.

One of only seven cast albums to reach the top 20 of the Billboard 200 in the last 50 years, "DEAR EVAN HANSEN (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)" made a momentous chart debut upon its initial February 2017 release, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #8- the highest debut position for an original cast album since 1961. The historic success marks the second highest digital sales debut ever for a cast album - bested only by "HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)" - as well as the third best-selling debut from a cast album in the Nielsen SoundScan era, following that album and 1996's "RENT (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)."

Last year saw the release of "DEAR EVAN HANSEN (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING) - DELUXE ALBUM," available digitally HERE. The expanded edition sees the original album's 14-song tracklisting appended by a number of bonus tracks including previously unreleased songs, demos, and acoustic versions, performed by original and current cast members of the Broadway production, as well as a very special new version of the musical's signature song, "Waving Through A Window," performed by multi-platinum superstar Katy Perry.

The Broadway production recently celebrated its two-year anniversary with a special donation to the Smithsonian, where the show's iconic blue polo and arm cast will now be part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. A record-breaking national tour of Dear Evan Hansen is currently underway with performances scheduled across North America, and the first international production opens March 28 at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre. The musical will open in London at the Noel Coward Theatre on November 19, 2019; general on sale for tickets in the UK is April 8th with previews starting October 29th. For the complete performance schedule and ticket availability, please visit dearevanhansen.com/.

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