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Bio:
John Hemphill was most recently seen touring as Larry Murphy in DEAR Evan Hansen. His other credits include Broadway: School of Rock, Mamma Mia!. National Tour: Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time. Mamma Mia!, Off Broadway Admissions (Lincoln Center) Film: David Fincher’s Zodiac. TV: ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
John Hemphill was most recently seen touring as Larry Murphy in DEAR Evan Hansen. His other credits include Broadway: School of Rock, Mamma Mia!. National Tour: Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time. Mamma Mia!, Off Broadway Admissions (Lincoln Center) Film: David Fincher’s Zodiac. TV: ... (read complete bio)
Wake Up With BWW 12/24: Rest in Peace Rebecca Luker Photo Wake Up With BWW 12/24: Rest in Peace Rebecca Luker
by Stephi Wild - Dec 24, 2020

Rest in peace Rebecca Luker, get a sneak peek at Kerry Butler's upcoming concert with Seth Rudetsky, watch casts of Dear Evan Hansen perform You Will Be Found, and more!

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Broadway, North American Tour and West End Company Members Pe Photo VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Broadway, North American Tour and West End Company Members Perform 'You Will Be Found'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 23, 2020

Company members from the Broadway, North American Tour, and West End productions of Dear Evan Hansen have come together to perform a rendition of 'You Will Be Found'. The video features Jordan Fisher, Gabrielle Carrubba, Jessica Phillips, Christiane Noll, David Jeffery, Ivan Hernandez, Jared Goldsmith, Phoebe Koyabe, Zachary Noah Piser & more.

Playhouse On The Square Announces Digital Offerings For Winter Photo Playhouse On The Square Announces Digital Offerings For Winter
by Stephi Wild - Nov 25, 2020

Although Playhouse on the Square will not be offering in-person performances during the holiday season.  There is a stocking full of digital offerings to keep patrons 'Merry & Bright' - and in the safety of their homes. 

VIDEO: Ben Platt and the Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Perform 'You Will Be Found' on Jame Photo VIDEO: Ben Platt and the Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Perform 'You Will Be Found' on James Corden's HOMEFEST
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2020

Last night, CBS presented HOMEFEST: James Corden's LATE LATE SHOW SPECIAL, hosted by James Corden. One of the performers was Ben Platt, who joined the touring cast of Dear Evan Hansen to sing You Will Be Found.

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at the Eccles Theater is Enthralling Photo BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at the Eccles Theater is Enthralling
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 5, 2020

The national tour of DEAR EVAN HANSEN has arrived at the Eccles Theater, bringing fascinating story, deliberately flawed characters, and a modern score that are enthralling and deeply emotional, eliciting both sadness and hope.

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Captivates Edmonton Photo BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Captivates Edmonton
by Sarah Dussome - Feb 12, 2020

Humorous and heartbreaking, the acclaimed Broadway smash is a moving crowd-pleaser.

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Will Be Found at Broadway Sacramento Photo BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Will Be Found at Broadway Sacramento
by Courtney Symes - Jan 18, 2020

Once in a while, you're lucky enough to witness something so special that you are forever changed. I've stared at this computer screen for hours trying to verbalize what is still swirling around in my head, impressions that are seemingly impossible to solidify into communicable thoughts. Last night's performance of Dear Evan Hansen plunged me into deep reflection, something only a handful of shows have accomplished. The show that won six Tony Awards in 2017 and a 2018 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album is in Sacramento now through January 26 for a west coast jaunt of its first national tour.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Comes To Portland Photo DEAR EVAN HANSEN Comes To Portland
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 9, 2020

Described by the Los Angeles Times as a a?oecultural phenomenon,a?? Dear Evan Hansen comes to Portland's Keller Auditorium from January 28 through February 8. Casting includes Stephen Christopher Anthony in the title role. Jessica Sherman plays 'Heidi Hansen', Claire Rankin plays 'Cynthia Murphy', and John Hemphill plays 'Larry Murphy.' Noah Kieserman and Stephanie La Rochelle round out the Murphy family (as Connor and Zoe, respectively), with Alessandro Costantini as 'Jared Kleinman' and Ciara Alyse Harris as 'Alana Beck' completing the on-stage company.

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Broadway San Diego Photo BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Broadway San Diego
by E.H. Reiter - Jan 6, 2020

The most important thing to know about DEAR EVAN HANSEN which is playing at Broadway San Diego through January 12th is that you should go well hydrated because you may be in tears by the time you exit the theatre.    

Playhouse On The Square Celebrates City's Bicentennial With MEMPHIS Photo Playhouse On The Square Celebrates City's Bicentennial With MEMPHIS
by Stephi Wild - Jan 2, 2020

In the afterglow of the Bicentennial Celebration of Memphis and Shelby County, Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Robert B. Briggs and the Briggs Foundation, tamburrino, inc., Monogram Foods, Grayson Smith Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, and super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff are excited to offer one of the most popular shows ever produced on a Playhouse on the Square stage.

Review Roundup: The National Tour of DEAR EVAN HANSEN - What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: The National Tour of DEAR EVAN HANSEN - What Did the Critics Think?
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 12, 2019

DEAR EVAN HANSEN on tour launched last year in Denver and is currently on tour across America! What are critics saying about the show in different cities across the country? Check out all the reviews for the hit musical below from tour stops in Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Boston, Washington, DC and more!

BWW Preview: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at The Mahalia Jackson Theater For The Performing Arts Photo BWW Preview: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at The Mahalia Jackson Theater For The Performing Arts
by Heidi Scheuermann - Oct 28, 2019

Dear New Orleans, November 5 is going to be a good day and here's why... the Tony Award Winning musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman) opens at The Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts.  Sincerely, me.

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Kansas City Music Hall Photo BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Kansas City Music Hall
by Alan Portner - Oct 17, 2019

Dear Evan Hansen was the winner of six 2017 Tony awards including Best Musical and Best Performance by an actor. The first national tour of a Dear Evan Hansen has set up shop at the Kansas City Music Hall for a one week run.

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at The Orpheum Photo BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at The Orpheum
by Chris Miritello - Oct 9, 2019

'Wow. I knew the soundtrack, but was not expecting that!' Such was the repeated refrain that echoed throughout the theater lobby as gobsmacked Memphians filed out of Dear Evan Hansen, the first production of the 2019-2020 Broadway season at the Orpheum. Since its celebrated premiere on the Great White Way in 2016, the Tony Award winning Best Musical's original cast album, featuring music and lyrics by today's 'it' collaborators with the Midas touch, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, has seemingly transcended those who self-identify as musical theater lovers. Rather, its contemporary, pop infused tracks have built appeal across a broad array of audiences, with many - particularly millennials - able to sing or at least hum them on command. For that, tremendous credit is owed to Ben Platt of Pitch Perfect fame, who originated the role of Even Hansen on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical in the process.

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSON at PNC Broadway in Louisville Photo BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSON at PNC Broadway in Louisville
by Keith Waits - Oct 7, 2019

A great story, well told, could and should move the audience into feeling something. Whether it's empathy for the protagonist's plight, revulsion at the villain's crimes, or laughing at a clown's antics, if you don't come away from a tale without feeling something, then the author/actors/director/etc. have failed their audience.

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at The Kentucky Center For Performing Arts Photo BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at The Kentucky Center For Performing Arts
by Taylor Clemons - Oct 4, 2019

Dear Evan Hansen is the oh so rare example of a truly original musical. In a world where musicals based on movies are becoming the rule and not the exception, it's refreshing and almost unheard of for a completely original musical to succeed as it has. The show had a long gestation period that included workshops and pre-Broadway tryouts, but when it finally made it to Broadway in late 2016, the buzz surrounding it made it a hit before it even opened. It would go on to win a slew of awards including Best Musical at that year's Tonys, and now as the tour is entering it's second year on the road, Louisville is finally getting a taste of this runaway hit with a week long run at the Kentucky Center.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tours to St. Louis Photo DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tours to St. Louis
by Julie Musbach - Sep 9, 2019

Coming to St. Louis's Fabulous Fox Theatre October 22 a?" November 3, casting for Dear Evan Hansen includes Stephen Christopher Anthony in the title role. Jessica Sherman plays 'Heidi Hansen', Claire Rankin plays 'Cynthia Murphy', and John Hemphill plays 'Larry Murphy.' Noah Kieserman and Stephanie La Rochelle round out the Murphy family (as Connor and Zoe, respectively), with Alessandro Costantini as 'Jared Kleinman' and Ciara Alyse Harris as 'Alana Beck' completing the on-stage company.

Jessica Phillips, Christiane Noll, Jared Goldsmith and Phoebe Koyabe Join DEAR EVAN H Photo Jessica Phillips, Christiane Noll, Jared Goldsmith and Phoebe Koyabe Join DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway; Plus Tour Cast Changes!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2019

Dear Evan Hansen producer Stacey Mindich has announced several casting changes for the Broadway and North American touring productions of the Tony Award-winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Play at Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Photo DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Play at Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
by Alan Henry - Jul 9, 2019

Edmonton, you will be found Feb. 11-16, 2020 as Broadway Blockbuster hit, Dear Evan Hansen, plays at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Review Roundup: DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Tour, What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Tour, What Did the Critics Think?
by Alan Henry - Apr 29, 2019

DEAR EVAN HANSEN is currently on tour across America! What are critics saying about the show in different cities across the country? Check out all the reviews for the hit musical below!

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