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Bio:
Blake Jenner starred in the critically-acclaimed feature The Edge of Seventeen opposite Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson. He also appeared alongside Logan Lerman and Elle Fanning in Sidney Hall. Jenner was the lead in Richard Linklater's nostalgia comedy feature Everybody Wants Some!! Jenner ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Blake Jenner starred in the critically-acclaimed feature The Edge of Seventeen opposite Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson. He also appeared alongside Logan Lerman and Elle Fanning in Sidney Hall. Jenner was the lead in Richard Linklater's nostalgia comedy feature Everybody Wants Some!! Jenner ... (read complete bio)
An Always Up-to-Date Schedule of Musical Film Adaptations! Photo An Always Up-to-Date Schedule of Musical Film Adaptations!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Feb 23, 2021

Get the latest news on upcoming film adaptations, the schedule of movie musicals in development or production, and more with our always up-to-date musical film adaptation schedule!

BWW Roundup: Movie Musicals to Look Forward to in 2021! Photo BWW Roundup: Movie Musicals to Look Forward to in 2021!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 2, 2021

After a year like this one, we could all use some musical warmth to look forward to. Luckily, we have it on good authority that several major Broadway musicals will be adapted and released as major motion pictures in the next year!

Ben Platt Talks Broadway Return, MERRILY, DEAR EVAN HANSEN Film and More Photo Ben Platt Talks Broadway Return, MERRILY, DEAR EVAN HANSEN Film and More
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 7, 2020

In a new interview with Deadline, Tony Award-winner Ben Platt has revealed updates on a few of his many upcoming projects, including his 'hankering' to return to Broadway following the pandemic.

LISTEN: Hear Ben Platt Sing His SONGLAND Selection 'Everything I Did to Get to You' Photo LISTEN: Hear Ben Platt Sing His SONGLAND Selection 'Everything I Did to Get to You'
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 9, 2020

Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter, Ben Platt was the guest recording artist on Monday, June 8th's episode of Songland on NBC!

Ben Platt to be a Guest Recording Artist on NBC's SONGLAND Photo Ben Platt to be a Guest Recording Artist on NBC's SONGLAND
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 27, 2020

Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter, Ben Platt will be the guest recording artist on June 8th's episode of Songland on NBC!

Ben Platt Unveils Deluxe Edition of Debut Album, SING TO ME INSTEAD Photo Ben Platt Unveils Deluxe Edition of Debut Album, SING TO ME INSTEAD
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 20, 2020

GRAMMY, TONY, and Emmy Award-winning artist Ben Platt has announced today's release of the much-anticipated deluxe edition of his critically-acclaimed debut album.

VIDEO: The Platt Brothers Sing Graduation Medley Photo VIDEO: The Platt Brothers Sing Graduation Medley
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2020

Ben Platt, Henry Platt, and Jonah Platt delivered a beautiful mash-up of graduation-themed songsa?'during a televised, one-hour multimedia event, Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020.

Ben Platt Shares His New Single 'So Will I' Photo Ben Platt Shares His New Single 'So Will I'
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 8, 2020

Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning artist Ben Platt has released his new single, 'So Will I.' 

BWW Review: Peter Dinklage Deserves Better Than Dreary, Passionless CYRANO Musical Photo BWW Review: Peter Dinklage Deserves Better Than Dreary, Passionless CYRANO Musical
by Michael Dale - Nov 14, 2019

The cleverest part of adaptor/director Erica Schmidt's new musical based on Edmond Rostand's classic CYRANO DE BERGERAC is that the two times a character makes mention of the title fellow's very large nose, there is a pause before the word, making it clear that the speaker was about to say something else, but thought better of it.

VIDEO: Ben Platt Talks Getting Cast in Richard Linklater's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Photo VIDEO: Ben Platt Talks Getting Cast in Richard Linklater's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Stage Tube - Nov 13, 2019

Ben Platt was a guest on Tuesday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. During the interview, Platt talks about getting cast in Richard Linklater's adaptation of 'Merrily We Roll Along' which will be filmed over the next 18 years.

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of The New Group's CYRANO, with Peter Dinklag Photo Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of The New Group's CYRANO, with Peter Dinklage and More!
by Katherine Lee - Nov 8, 2019

The New Group's Cyrano is playing a limited Off-Broadway engagement through December 22 at The Daryl Roth Theatre, where it just celebrated opening night!

Review Roundup: CYRANO Opens Off-Broadway Starring Peter Dinklage - Read the Reviews! Photo Review Roundup: CYRANO Opens Off-Broadway Starring Peter Dinklage - Read the Reviews!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 7, 2019

The New Group's Cyrano is playing a limited Off-Broadway engagement through December 22 at The Daryl Roth Theatre.

BAD SEED A One-Night-Only Reading To Benefit The New Group Announced Photo BAD SEED A One-Night-Only Reading To Benefit The New Group Announced
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 28, 2019

On Monday, November 4, Ann Harada, Crystal Lucas-Perry, John Cameron Mitchell, Taylor Schilling, Wallace Shawn and Fred Weller will appear in a one-night-only reading of Maxwell Anderson's Bad Seed, to benefit The New Group, as the company celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season.  Cynthia Nixon directs.  This benefit reading supports New Group/New Works, The New Group's play and musical development program. 

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Peter Dinklage and the Cast of CYRANO Photo Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Peter Dinklage and the Cast of CYRANO
by Julie Musbach - Oct 23, 2019

Get a first look at The New Group's Cyrano currently playing a limited Off-Broadway engagement through December 22 at The Daryl Roth Theatre

Ben Platt Reveals Further Details About Upcoming MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Film Photo Ben Platt Reveals Further Details About Upcoming MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Film
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2019

Further details have been revealed for the upcoming Merrily We Roll Along film, starring Ben Platt and Beanie Feldstein.

The New Group Extends CYRANO Through December 22nd Photo The New Group Extends CYRANO Through December 22nd
by Julie Musbach - Sep 26, 2019

Due to popular demand, The New Group has announced an extension for Cyrano, with Ritchie Coster, Josh A. Dawson, Peter Dinklage, Hillary Fisher, Josh Franklin, Christopher Gurr, Blake Jenner, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Nehal Joshi, Grace McLean, Erika Olson and Scott Stangland.

CYRANO Cast and Composers to Speak at Works & Process at the Guggenheim Photo CYRANO Cast and Composers to Speak at Works & Process at the Guggenheim
by Julie Musbach - Sep 25, 2019

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents The New Group: Cyrano Adapted & Directed by Erica Schmidt, with Peter Dinklage, Blake Jenner, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner of The National on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7:30pm. Music Director Ted Author will accompany the performances on piano.

Everything to Know About the MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Movie! Photo Everything to Know About the MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Movie!
by Linnae Medeiros - Sep 11, 2019

Now you know! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Stephen Sondheim's musical Merrily We Roll Along is coming to the big screen starring Ben Platt and Beanie Feldstein! To prepare you to meet the movers and shapers of Merrily, we're giving you our guide to the big screen adaptation, including a look at the history of the show and a peek at the cast. Check it all out!

Full Cast Announced for The New Group's ONE IN TWO Photo Full Cast Announced for The New Group's ONE IN TWO
by Julie Musbach - Sep 10, 2019

The New Group announces full casting for Donja R. Love's one in two, featuring Jamyl Dobson, Leland Fowler and Edward Mawere. 

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals fore The New Group's CYRANO, with Peter Dinklage! Photo Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals fore The New Group's CYRANO, with Peter Dinklage!
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 9, 2019

The New Group presents Cyrano, beginning October 11, ahead of an official opening night on November 7. Cyrano is adapted by Erica Schmidt from Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, with Music by Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner of The National, Lyrics by Matt Berninger of The National and Carin Besser, and Choreography by Jeff and Rick Kuperman, directed by Erica Schmidt.

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