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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Alums Ben Platt and Noah Galvin Are Engaged

Ben Platt and Noah Galvin are engaged, with the Dear Evan Hansen stars announcing the news on social media Friday. Platt posted a carousel of photos to Instagram to celebrate the engagement, adding the caption, “He agreed to hang out forever.” The post includes images of the couple embracing, along with Galvin showing off his […]

Ben Platt on “Difficult” ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Film Experience: It Showed Internet Can Be “Horrific”

Ben Platt is opening up about dealing with the social media backlash to last year’s film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen. During an interview with The New York Times that published online Monday, the actor said he felt “really grateful” for his time spent playing the title role in the Broadway production of the musical […]

Billy Crystal’s ‘Mr. Saturday Night’ to Close on Broadway in September

Mr. Saturday Night’s Broadway run is coming to a close. The Tony-nominated stage show co-written by and starring Billy Crystal will end its run at the Nederlander Theatre on Sept. 4. The show originally opened March 31 after a limited engagement at the Barrington Stage in October 2021. “Bringing Mr. Saturday Night to the Broadway stage […]

Steve Fickinger, Tony-Winning ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Producer, Dies at 62

Steve Fickinger, who received a Tony Award for producing the blockbuster musical Dear Evan Hansen after helping bring Newsies and The Lion King to Broadway as a Disney executive, has died. He was 62. Fickinger died suddenly Friday at his home in Laguna Beach, his niece Jessica Roy announced. As director of creative development for Walt […]

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to Close on Broadway This Fall

Dear Evan Hansen has posted a Sept. 18 closing date after six years on Broadway. The production, which won the 2017 Tony Award for best musical, reopened at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway in December 2021, after the pandemic-induced closure of theaters. Before the pandemic, the show regularly sold out and grossed more than […]

‘Stranger Things’ Star Gaten Matarazzo Joins Cast of Broadway’s ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo is joining the cast of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway this summer. The young actor will begin his return to the Great White Way as Jared Kleinman, the sarcastic (and slightly inappropriate) friend of titular character Evan Hansen, on July 19. “Words could never express how truly honored I am […]

Razzies: Filmed Version of ‘Diana’ Stage Musical Tops 2022 Nominees

Just a day before the 2022 Oscar nominations, the Razzie Awards has unveiled its nominees for the worst movies and film performances of 2021. Topping the list with nine nominations — including worst picture, actor and actress — is Netflix’s filmed version of the Princess Diana Broadway musical, Diana, the stage production of which closed […]

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 the domestic chart in its fourth weekend upon earning another $13.3 million. Additionally, Shang-Chi became the top-grossing pic of the pandemic era in North America, […]

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 domestic ticket sales, the highest gross of the pandemic-era despite the challenges posed by the delta variant. The record previously belonged to fellow […]

Behind the On-Set Recording of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’s Musical Numbers

Michael Koff, production sound mixer on the motion picture adaptation of the Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen, is the guest in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Behind the Screen. Featuring music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the film starring Ben Platt, who reprises his Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning performance as teenager […]

‘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, of course, originated the role onstage starting in 2015 until his final show in November 2017, picking up a Tony and becoming a […]

Tokyo Film Fest to Open With Clint Eastwood’s ‘Cry Macho,’ Close With ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

The Tokyo International Film Festival will open with the Japanese premiere of Cry Macho, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, on Oct. 30 and close with the Japanese premiere of Stephen Chbosky’s Dear Evan Hansen on Nov. 8. In his 50th year as a filmmaker, Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino and American Sniper) directs, stars and produces the […]