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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance

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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#1
Posted: 1/26/17 at 1:31pm

Hey everyone--

 

Does Ben Platt have any shows that he isn't in throughout the week? Going to a Wednesday night show in a few weeks and wanted to make sure I don't miss him.... especially with the back to back w/ matinee.

 

Thanks!

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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#2
Posted: 1/26/17 at 1:33pm
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#3
Posted: 1/26/17 at 1:34pm
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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#4
Posted: 1/26/17 at 1:40pm

I saw the show last night and while I knew he was in I was slightly worried that his voice would be tired or his performance would be fractionally lacking in some way due to two grueling shows in a day. Not the case at all. His voice was flawless and he was giving a 100% performance as always. You'll be fine. Enjoy the amazing show!

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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#5
Posted: 1/26/17 at 1:46pm

(But then again, yesterday was NOT a two-show day for Dear Evan Hansen.)

You will be fine. And you will be found.

"When the audience comes in, it changes the temperature of what you've written." -Stephen Sondheim
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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#6
Posted: 1/26/17 at 1:58pm

WayTooBroadway said: "(But then again, yesterday was NOT a two-show day for Dear Evan Hansen.)
 

 

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There have been a lot of two show days and he's done every single one of them, and consistently sounds spectacular. It's called technique and training.

"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#7
Posted: 4/9/17 at 3:53pm

From what it looks like, Michael park and Ben Platt aren't on today. I hope their understudies kill it.

 

https://mobile.twitter.com/undefined/status/851148739523878913

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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#8
Posted: 4/9/17 at 5:39pm

My sister was there and she said they were fantastic! Maybe Ben went back to LA for Passover? wonder if he'll miss any other shows this week w/ the holiday

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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#9
Posted: 4/9/17 at 5:40pm

Is today Ben's first absence ever?

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Posted: 4/9/17 at 5:43pm

BroadwayConcierge said: "Is today Ben's first absence ever?

 

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As far as DEH...yes. I'm sure he had to have missed a performance or 2 at Mormon

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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#11
Posted: 4/9/17 at 5:43pm

Yes--first absence ever, after more than 150 Broadway performances, and both previous runs.

"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#12
Posted: 4/9/17 at 5:49pm

A friend of a friend was there today. Waiting for a report on how it went.

https://imgur.com/a/0KwwZ

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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#13
Posted: 4/9/17 at 5:55pm

CT2NYC said: "A friend of a friend was there today. Waiting for a report on how it went.

https://imgur.com/a/0KwwZ


 

"Colton's FAB if anyone wants to know. 

 

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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#14
Posted: 4/9/17 at 6:27pm

Did they keep Asa's voiceover at today's performance?

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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#15
Posted: 4/9/17 at 6:33pm

I was there last night. It was my third time seeing the show and while Ben's performance was still exquisite, he was struggling a little. He didn't go for a couple of the high belts (like "I never let them see the worst of me" in Words Fail) and he was losing his falsetto a little so he sort of whispered/spoke a few of those.
After the bows, Michael Parker went over to him and gave him a hug and said something like, "Good job. You did it!"

I think he just needs a few days of vocal rest. I can't believe he made it this far really.

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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#16
Posted: 4/9/17 at 7:18pm

So far everyone on twitter is saying the Colton slayed ! Can't wait to get more in depth details though....

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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#17
Posted: 4/9/17 at 7:20pm

Yeah, I saw it for the first time in Friday and Platt's voice was sounding a little tired.

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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#18
Posted: 4/9/17 at 7:40pm

Well, considering that he's been performing quite a bit on his Mondays off, I wouldn't be surprised if he needed a break.

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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#19
Posted: 4/9/17 at 9:46pm

I saw him on Friday night and he was phenomenal! Noticed no vocal problems then. He pretty much blew the roof off after Waving Through a Window. Was so happy to have seen him! He absolutely deserves to win the Tony.

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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#20
Posted: 4/9/17 at 11:01pm

Passover?

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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#21
Posted: 4/10/17 at 9:05am

I heard he was out as he was very sick yesterday. I'm heading into town Thurs thru Sun and I don't want to line up super early for him not to be in the show so I'm following this thread. Does anyone know if he'll be out for Passover or the Easter weekend? Hopefully he won't be sick as of this Thurs but you never know.

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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#22
Posted: 4/10/17 at 9:10am

I doubt it. The most important day of passover is tonight so he won't have to miss for that unless he went back to LA in which case that was probably the reason for yesterdays announcement. Though, it is unlikely because something like that would probably have been planned and announced beforehand. He's probably just sick.

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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#23
Posted: 4/10/17 at 11:02am

He called out sick. If he wanted to fly to LA for Passover, he could have easily done so either last night or this morning and not missed the performance. That wasn't the case. He got sick, and I'm sure he'll be back as soon as he feels up to it. Probably tomorrow.

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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#24
Posted: 4/10/17 at 11:36am

Bumping my question from before. It would have been interesting if they kept asa's virtual community voice in the show.

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Dear Evan Hansen - Ben Platt Attendance#25
Posted: 6/8/17 at 9:36pm

in case anyone was curious, Colton was on for Ben tonight.