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Photo Flash: Marymount Manhattan Visits Alum Michael Lee Brown at DEAR EVAN HANSENPhoto Flash: Marymount Manhattan Visits Alum Michael Lee Brown at DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Michael Lee Brown joined the Dear Evan Hansen company in October 2016 as understudy for all three young male roles. He has now played Jared, Connor and Evan to acclaim! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 14th, 2017: Broadway Stars Celebrate Diversity and More!BWW Morning Brief August 14th, 2017: Broadway Stars Celebrate Diversity and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 14, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Broadway stars celebrate diversity, Broadway casts will perform at tonight's Broadway In Chicago's 2017 Summer Concert and more! (more...)

Jennifer Laura Thompson Joins Mandy Gonzalez for Latest #InterMissionJennifer Laura Thompson Joins Mandy Gonzalez for Latest #InterMission
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

Mandy Gonzalez has been inviting Broadway's best into her dressing room to riff a capella. Her latest guest is Dear Evan Hansen's Jennifer Laura Thompson. Watch the pair show off their 'killer' harmonies in 'All That Jazz'! (more...)

VIDEO: Students Draw DEAR EVAN HANSEN for Art2Art!VIDEO: Students Draw DEAR EVAN HANSEN for Art2Art!
by Stage Tube - Jul 19, 2017

What does Dear Evan Hansen look like through the eyes of an art student? Meet a group of talented young students from ArtsConnection who channeled their introduction to Broadway into inspiring works of art. Visit art2art.dearevanhansen.com to check out their creations and watch how they came to be below! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Recoups on BroadwayDEAR EVAN HANSEN Recoups on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Producer Stacey Mindich has just announced that Dear Evan Hansen, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has recouped its production costs in just 8.5 months on Broadway. Capitalized at $9.5 million, Dear Evan Hansen opened at the Music Box Theatre to rave reviews on December 4, 2016, where it's broken all box office records and been playing to standing-room-only crowds since. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Winners Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Perform Cut Song from DEAR EVAN HANSENVIDEO: Tony Winners Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Perform Cut Song from DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

In the video below, Tony winning composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul perform the song 'Bedroom Down The Hall', a cut song from their musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN. As the composers explain, the number was intended to be performed by the show's two moms (more...)

Photo Flash: ARTS FOR AUTISM 2017 Raises $45,000 with Help from Kelli O'Hara and MorePhoto Flash: ARTS FOR AUTISM 2017 Raises $45,000 with Help from Kelli O'Hara and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Nowhere was the power of the arts more profoundly championed than at the 2nd Annual Arts for Autism Concert, where Broadway Superstar Kelli O'Hara returned to host the 2nd annual benefit to raise money and awareness for Autism Speaks. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates a Winning Night at The Empire Hotel!Photo Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates a Winning Night at The Empire Hotel!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 12, 2017

Dear Evan Hansen had a big night at the 71st Annual Tony Awards, taking home a grand total of six statues. After things wrapped up at Radio City Music Hall, the cast celebrated at the Empire Hotel. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the festivities and you can catch photos below! (more...)

Broadway's Sneak Peek Into Suicide and the Secret Life of AdolescentsBroadway's Sneak Peek Into Suicide and the Secret Life of Adolescents
by BWW Features - Jun 9, 2017

Two Tony Award-nominated musicals "Natasha and Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" and "Dear Evan Hansen" provide a glimpse of the dark, stormy, and clandestine world of adolescence through the show's stirring portrayal of teenage social pressures, anxiety, depression, and suicide. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

CUNY TV will salute the upcoming 2017 Tony Awards with a new TONY Preview Special on ARTS IN THE CITY, plus a new 2017 TONY Predictions episode and a new TONY Time Critics panel, both on THEATER TALK. In addition, CUNY TV will present a marathon showing of THEATER TALK 2016-17 episodes and other programs related to this year's Tony nominees - all leading up to 8pm on June 11 when the annual TONY AWARDS Ceremony begins on CBS. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

CUNY TV will salute the upcoming 2017 Tony Awards with a new TONY Preview Special on ARTS IN THE CITY, plus a new 2017 TONY Predictions episode and a new TONY Time Critics panel, both on THEATER TALK. In addition, CUNY TV will present a marathon showing of THEATER TALK 2016-17 episodes and other programs related to this year's Tony nominees - all leading up to 8pm on June 11 when the annual TONY AWARDS Ceremony begins on CBS. (more...)


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150 Young Artists Join All-Star Broadway Cast In ARTS FOR AUTISM Benefit Concert150 Young Artists Join All-Star Broadway Cast In ARTS FOR AUTISM Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Educational Travel Adventures (ETA) and Believe NYC, organizations that enrich the lives of young people through travel and performance opportunities, announce the return of Arts for Autism, hosted by Tony Award® winner Kelli O'Hara. (more...)

CUNY TV to Salute 2017 Tony Awards with Tonys Weekend MarathonCUNY TV to Salute 2017 Tony Awards with Tonys Weekend Marathon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

CUNY TV will salute the upcoming 2017 Tony Awards with a new TONY Preview Special on ARTS IN THE CITY, plus a new 2017 TONY Predictions episode and a new TONY Time Critics panel, both on THEATER TALK. In addition, CUNY TV will present a marathon showing of THEATER TALK 2016-17 episodes and other programs related to this year's Tony nominees - all leading up to 8pm on June 11 when the annual TONY AWARDS Ceremony begins on CBS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ben Platt's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Gang Celebrates His New Sardi's Portrait!Photo Coverage: Ben Platt's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Gang Celebrates His New Sardi's Portrait!
by Walter McBride - May 31, 2017

Just yesterday, star of Dear Evan Hansen, Ben Platt, joined the fabled walls of Sardi's... or at least his new portrait did. BroadwayWorld was on hand as Platt and some of his Broadway family celebrated the big day! (more...)

Broadway By Design: David Korins & Japhy Weideman Bring DEAR EVAN HANSEN from Page to StageBroadway By Design: David Korins & Japhy Weideman Bring DEAR EVAN HANSEN from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - May 20, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with David Korins, and Japhy Weideman, who acted as scenic and lighting designers for Broadway's emotional triumph, Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel at the New Dramatists 68th Annual Spring LuncheonPhoto Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel at the New Dramatists 68th Annual Spring Luncheon
by Walter McBride - May 17, 2017

Just yesterday, New Dramatists, Tony® Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, honored 10-time Tony Award®-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 15th, 2017 - NYTW's Starry Gala, VENUS and More!BWW Morning Brief May 15th, 2017 - NYTW's Starry Gala, VENUS and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 15, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: WAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone and more take part in NYTW's 2017 gala, and Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS opens tonight at Signature Theatre! (more...)

VIDEO: Celebrate This Mother's Day Watch the Moms of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Interview Your Favorite Broadway MomsVIDEO: Celebrate This Mother's Day Watch the Moms of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Interview Your Favorite Broadway Moms
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2017

Happy (almost) Mother's Day everyone! To celebrate, the mom's of this year's hit show DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Rachel Bay Jones, donned matching shirts and chatted with some of Broadway's most notable real life mothers. (more...)

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