Photos: Inside Opening Night of BEN PLATT: LIVE AT THE PALACE

Making a surprise appearance was special guest GRAMMY Award winner Kacey Musgraves who joined Platt in a rendition of “Rainbow.”

By: May. 29, 2024
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All new photos have been released of Tony®, GRAMMY®, and Emmy® Award winner Ben Platt’s historic reopening of Broadway’s Palace Theatre. The exclusive concert residency celebrating the release of his upcoming third album Honeymind included an appearance by surprise special guest GRAMMY Award winner Kacey Musgraves who joined Platt in a rendition of “Rainbow.”  Check out the photos below!

Only 17 performances remain of Platt’s exclusive residency at the Palace through Saturday, June 15 only.

The Palace is one of Broadway’s most preeminent theatres. "Playing The Palace" has been synonymous with the pinnacle of success since the theatre opened in 1913. The venue has been home to such legendary performers as Josephine BakerHarry BelafonteElvis PresleyShirley MacLaineBette MidlerDiana RossLiza Minnelli, and perhaps most famously Judy Garland. The venue closed in 2018 for a significant renovation and restoration, including raising the historically landmarked venue 30 feet in the air. 

Directed by Tony Award winner Michael ArdenBen Platt: Live at the Palace celebrates the release of his upcoming album Honeymind, available Friday, May 31 via Interscope Records and executive produced by Dave Cobb. The evening, the latest chapter of a storied career jam-packed with hits and acclaimed performances in Dear Evan Hanson, Pitch Perfect, and Parade, will showcase Platt’s insightful original lyrics and breathtaking vocals from the new album, selections from Reverie and Sing to Me Instead, as well as a few surprises for fans of the platinum-selling superstar.

About Ben Platt

Tony, GRAMMY® and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt made his highly anticipated return to the New York Stage as Leo Frank in Parade at the City Center which transitioned to the Broadway stage. The riveting musical opened to rave reviews and led to Platt’s second Tony Award nomination. 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.

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

Platt 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 adaption alongside Julianne Moore and Amy Adams. Ben 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. Additionally, Platt began filming alongside Beanie Feldstein, Merrily We Roll Along which will be shot over a 20-year period, directed by Richard Linklater. Last fall, Platt was seen in the Amazon film, The People We Hate at The Wedding alongside Allison Janney and Kristen Bell. Other film and television highlights include: Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, Ricky & the Flash, “The Premise,” and a guest appearance on “Will & Grace.” 

Photo Credit: Jenny Anderson