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Box Office: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Sings Off-Key With $7.5M Debut; ‘Shang-Chi’ Stays No. 1

Universal’s Dear Evan Hansen sang off-key in its big-screen debut with a $7.5 million second-place finish as superhero sensation Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings continued to top…

Box Office Milestone: ‘Shang-Chi’ Becomes Highest-Grossing Domestic Pic of Pandemic Era

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings continues to dazzle at the box office. The Marvel Studios and Disney pic achieved a major milestone on Friday when hitting $186.8 million in…

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Director on Ben Platt’s Return to the Role: “It Was Him or Nothing”

When developing the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen for the big screen, there was only one choice for the title role, says director Stephen Chbosky: “It was always Ben.” Ben Platt

Toronto: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Director Says Pandemic Took “Terrible Toll On All of Us”

“Wow. Here you all are!,” Stephen Chbosky, director of the movie version of the hit Broadway play Dear Evan Hansen for Universal Pictures, proclaimed from the stage of the Roy Thomson Hall as…

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Oral History: How Broadway’s Biggest Hit Since ‘Hamilton’ Became an Awards Season Movie

In these deeply cynical times, the terrain is tough for an open-hearted movie musical. Indeed, within seconds of the trailer for Dear Evan Hansen dropping on May 18, social media was ablaze…

‘Broken Diamonds’: Film Review

Ben Platt stars as an aspiring novelist struggling to care for his schizophrenic sister, played by Lola Kirke, in Peter Sattler's fraught family drama.

Kristen Bell Joins Allison Janney, Ben Platt in Wedding Comedy From Amazon, FilmNation (Exclusive)

Kristen Bell is joining Allison Janney and Ben Platt to star in The People We Hate at the Wedding, a comedy that sees Amazon Studios partnering with FilmNation to produce. Adapting the novel…

Justin Timberlake, John Legend Perform at Rock the Runoff to Raise Funds for Stacey Abrams Voting Org

In support of voting rights organization Fair Fight, Kerry Washington hosted a virtual Rock the Runoff concert on Thursday with performances from John Legend, Justin Timberlake and more.

Gal Gadot, Ben Stiller and Tiffany Haddish Set for Holocaust Museum L.A. Gala

More than a dozen boldfaced names are slated to appear during 45 Minutes of Inspiration, a live stream benefit gala for Holocaust Museum L.A. hosted by Melissa Rivers.

‘Father of the Bride’ Cast Reunites for Zoom Wedding of Kieran Culkin’s Matty Banks

Fans of the Steve Martin-starrer Father of the Bride were treated on Friday to "Part 3(ish)," written and directed by Nancy Meyers.

‘The Politician’ Season 2: TV Review

Netflix's Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan comedy 'The Politician' returns for a second season following up on last year's Judith Light-Bette Midler finale.