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Breaking News: He Will Be Found! Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Taps New Stars for Title RoleBreaking News: He Will Be Found! Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Taps New Stars for Title Role
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Producer Stacey Mindich has announced that Taylor Trensch, currently starring on Broadway in Hello, Dolly!, will star as the title character in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen, beginning mid-January 2018, following his run in Hello, Dolly!. (more...)

Video: Thespians Gimbey Dela Cruz, Poppert Bernadas Sing DEAR EVAN HANSENVideo: Thespians Gimbey Dela Cruz, Poppert Bernadas Sing DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 22, 2017

2017 Tony winner “Dear Evan Hansen” (DEH) knows how to engage with its massive fan base, especially on Facebook (FB). Take for instance its latest video upload, which showcases thespians and DEH fans Gimbey Dela Cruz and Poppert Bernadas singing a heartwarming duet: a cover version of “Only Us” from the popular Broadway musical. This cover version, which was originally uploaded on YouTube last May 2017, is currently enjoying more than 34,000 views and 1,100 reactions on FB. (more...)

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...)

Tony Winner Ben Platt Will Depart DEAR EVAN HANSEN This FallTony Winner Ben Platt Will Depart DEAR EVAN HANSEN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Ben Platt will say goodbye to Evan this fall. The Tony winner will depart Dear Evan Hansen on November 19, 2017. A replacement for Platt has not yet been announced. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage TheaterComplete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Second Stage's A PARALLELOGRAMPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Second Stage's A PARALLELOGRAM
by Walter McBride - Aug 3, 2017

Second Stage Theater presents The New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Olivier Award winner Bruce Norris' play, A Parallelogram, directed by current Tony nominee Michael Greif. A Parallelogram opened yesterday, August 2nd, at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rdStreet), and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Brooke Shields Among Second Stage Theater's New TrusteesBrooke Shields Among Second Stage Theater's New Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced new Board of Trustees members Elin Nierenberg, Tamara Harris Robinson, Ira Schreck, Brooke Shields, Susan Wasserstein and Kara Young. (more...)

Brandon Gill to Star in TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET This Fall at RoundaboutBrandon Gill to Star in TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET This Fall at Roundabout
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the first new play of Roundabout Underground's expanded 2017-2018 season, the world-premiere production of Too Heavy For Your Pocket by Jireh Breon Holder, directed by Margot Bordelon, and featuring Eboni Flowers (Evelyn Brandon), Hampton Fluker (Tony Carter), Brandon Gill (Bowzie Brandon) and Nneka Okafor (Sally-Mae Carter). (more...)

How Evan Was Found: A Detailed History of DEAR EVAN HANSENHow Evan Was Found: A Detailed History of DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2017

Its road to Broadway glory was a long one, especially for its creators (composers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, book writer Steven Levenson, and director Michael Greif) and most of the cast, which has been involved with the project since its very first reading. Below, we're taking a closer look back at Evan's past for a full history of Hansen. (more...)

Single Tickets On Sale Today for Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage TheaterSingle Tickets On Sale Today for Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Single tickets for Second Stage Theater's production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman, will go on sale to the general public today, Tuesday, July 25 at 1:00pm at 2ST.com or by calling the Second Stage Box Office at (212) 246-4422. (more...)

Former VP Joe Biden, Amy Schumer Visit DEAR EVAN HANSENFormer VP Joe Biden, Amy Schumer Visit DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

It was an all-star audience in attendance at last weekend's performances of the Tony winning musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Ben Platt, a Tony winner himself for Best Lead Actor, turned to Twitter to share backstage photos of himself and former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill, as well as a pic with A-lister Amy Schumer. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Waving Through a Window' Like You've Never Heard it BeforeVIDEO: 'Waving Through a Window' Like You've Never Heard it Before
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2017

YouTube, the source of all things fascinating and terrifying, has gifted DEAR EVAN HANSEN with a cover of 'Waving Through A Window' that is not to be missed. Watch the video below. (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...)

Dark Comedy About Nebraska Killing to Take Roundabout Stage in BOBBIE CLEARLYDark Comedy About Nebraska Killing to Take Roundabout Stage in BOBBIE CLEARLY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the New York premiere of Bobbie Clearly, by Alex Lubischer, directed by Will Davis. This is the second play in Roundabout Underground's expanded two-play season, following Too Heavy For Your Pocket by Jireh Breon Holder this fall. (more...)

Greg Pierce's CARDINAL to Open Winter 2018 at Second StageGreg Pierce's CARDINAL to Open Winter 2018 at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that the world premiere of GREG PIERCE's play, CARDINAL, directed by KATE WHORISKEY, has been added to the 2017-18 season. The production will open in Winter 2018 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Book Will Hit Shelves This Fall!DEAR EVAN HANSEN Book Will Hit Shelves This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

It won't be much longer until Fansens get the full story behind the making of their favorite musical. That's right, according to the Associated Press, this year's Best Musical will get a book: 'Dear Evan Hansen: Through the Window', and it will hit shelves just in time for the holidays.  (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...)

Tracy Letts's MARY PAGE MARLOWE Finds Its Director at Second StageTracy Letts's MARY PAGE MARLOWE Finds Its Director at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that Obie and Drama Desk Award winner LILA NEUGEBAUER will direct the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE, in June of 2018 at the Tony Kiser Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast Perform 'Guns & Ships' for #Ham4All ChallengeVIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast Perform 'Guns & Ships' for #Ham4All Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Challenged by the cast of COME FROM AWAY, the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN came together to perform 'Guns and Ships' for Lin-Manuel Miranda's #Ham4Allchallenge. (more...)

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