For Ben Platt, a perfect pitch leads to ‘The Politician’
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — To hear Ben Platt describe it, producer Ryan Murphy's pitch for him to star in the new Netflix series "The Politician" had all the planning, precision and vision of a...
Global Citizen Festival to feature H.E.R, others
NEW YORK (AP) — Queen and Adam Lambert, Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys are some of the headliners at the 2019 Global Citizen Festival.
Organizers on Tuesday also announced OneRepublic,...
Ben Platt moves away from ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ with new album
NEW YORK (AP) — Much of Ben Platt's debut album "Sing to Me Instead" is inspired by past loves, but he laughs at the notion that he could be pulling a Taylor Swift.
Ben Platt moves away from ‘Evan Hansen’ with 1st album
Kidman excited to meet unheralded at Time 100
The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store
iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending March 22, 2018:
1. Found / Tonight, Ben Platt & Lin-Manuel Miranda
2. God's Plan, Drake
3. Freaky Friday (feat. Chris Brown), Lil Dicky
4. Meant to Be (feat. Florida Georgia Line), Bebe Rexha
‘Hamilton’ and ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ stars release new song
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway fans are buzzing over the release of a new song by two popular Tony winners in support of the upcoming March for Our Lives.
"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt, the original star of "Dear Evan Hansen," have recorded a duet called "Found/Tonight,' mixing lyrics from "You Will Be Found" from "Dear Evan Hansen" and "The Story of Tonight" from "Hamilton."
The song was released at midnight on Monday and is No. 1 on the iTunes singles chart.
U2, Elton John, Kendrick Lamar to perform at Grammys
NEW YORK (AP) — U2 and Elton John are headed to the Grammys to help the organization celebrate its 60th awards show.
The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that U2 and John, who will sing one of his classics with Miley Cyrus, will perform at the Jan. 28 show at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga to perform at Grammy Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town and Pink will perform at the 60th Grammy Awards, which will also feature Broadway musical tributes by Patti LuPone and Ben Platt in honor of the show's return to New York City.
The Recording Academy announced Thursday the first round of performers for the Jan. 28 awards show, held live from Madison Square Garden.
Intimate, wrenching ‘Evan Hansen’ takes top honors at Tonys
NEW YORK (AP) — An intimate, heart-wrenching musical about loneliness, teen angst and suicide in the age of hyperconnectivity capped its unlikely journey to Broadway smash by winning top honors at the Tonys.
Tony-winner Platt on ‘surreal’ night
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local):
"Dear Evan Hansen," the touching, heartfelt musical about young outsiders, has won the biggest theater popularity contest — winning the best new musical trophy at the Tony Awards.
Outsiders make good as ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ wins big at Tonys
NEW YORK (AP) — "Dear Evan Hansen," the touching, heartfelt musical about young outsiders, has won the biggest theater popularity contest — winning the best new musical trophy at the Tony Awards along with five other statuettes, including best score, book and top actor honors for Ben Platt.
Select list of winners of the 2017 Tony Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Select list of winners of the 2017 Tony Awards, announced Sunday:
Best Musical: "Dear Evan Hansen."
Best Play: "Oslo."
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics): "Dear Evan Hansen."
Best Revival of a Play: "August Wilson's Jitney."
Best Revival of a Musical: "Hello, Dolly!"
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Kevin Kline, "Present Laughter."
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Laurie Metcalf, "A Doll's House, Part 2."
Tony presenters will include Scarlett Johansson, Tina Fey
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Spacey will have some starry names helping him hand out Tony Awards: Orlando Bloom, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Josh Gad, Taraji P. Henson, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Keegan-Michael Key and Olivia Wilde have all signed up to help present trophies.
Spacey, who won Oscars for the movies "The Usual Suspects" and "American Beauty" and a Tony Award in 1991 in Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers," is making his debut as host of the telecast on June 11.