Review: Ben Platt returns to Broadway in a muddied ‘Parade’March 17, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — There's little respite for Ben Platt once the new Broadway revival of the dark musical “Parade” begins. Even during intermission, he remains onstage, sitting in a jail cell.
Some patrons during the break may come close to the stage and take photos of him as they stretch or before a quick restroom stop.
Broadway’s ‘Parade’ fights hatred both onstage and offFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — There's so much darkness awaiting Ben Platt in his new Broadway role these days that he's countered with a dash of brightness.
“I painted my dressing room pink so that it’s a very bright and warm and joyful place to be, so that I can leave what happens on the stage on the stage,” he says.
Friendship lies behind Sundance comedy ‘Theater Camp’January 21, 2023 GMT
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — There is quite a bit of history between the team behind “Theater Camp,” a loving satire of musical theater kids and their teachers that premieres Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival.
Jason Bateman named Hasty Pudding’s Man of the YearDecember 23, 2021 GMT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Jason Bateman was named the 2022 Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals on Thursday, the first recipient of the award since 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Review: In ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ a Broadway hit ages poorlySeptember 23, 2021 GMT
The journey from stage to screen, so often a perilous one, has been particularly bumpy for “Dear Evan Hansen.”
The Broadway show, starring Ben Platt as a lonely, anxiety-racked teenager who turns into a social media sensation after exaggerating his friendship with another, more hostile loner who kills himself, was an overwhelming hit.
‘Dear Evan Hansen’ filmmakers refine a hit Broadway musicalSeptember 21, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of people will get a chance to get to know the shy, teenager Evan Hansen this month, but Ben Platt is waving farewell.
The actor and singer is intimately intertwined with Evan, originating the role in 2015 and eventually leading the stage musical “Dear Evan Hansen” to its world debut in Washington, D.C.
Chenoweth, Miranda, Rivera and more to celebrate BroadwaySeptember 20, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Many of Broadway's biggest lights — including Kristin Chenoweth, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chita Rivera and Idina Menzel — will make appearances at Sunday's TV celebration of Broadway’s return.
Toronto Film Festival to open with ‘Dear Evan Hansen’July 20, 2021 GMT
The adaptation of Broadway hit and Tony-winner “Dear Evan Hansen,” Edgar Wright’s ’60s London-themed “Last Night in Soho,” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” are just a few of the major films coming to the Toronto International Film Festival this September.
Muppet Elmo readies for his own starry HBO Max talk showMay 14, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — There was a time not too long ago when Broadway star Ben Platt was interviewed by a monster...
Barack Obama will headline televised prime-time commencementMay 5, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the high school Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others...
LeBron James to honor Class of 2020 with all-star eventApril 30, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James is putting together an all-star event to honor and celebrate the high school class of 2020, which has had its graduation season upended by the coronavirus pandemic...
Hasty Pudding roasts Ben Platt, youngest Man of the YearFebruary 8, 2020 GMT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Award-winning actor and musician Ben Platt took a quick jab at President Donald Trump late Friday while being honored by Harvard University’s famed Hasty Pudding Theatricals as its 2020 Man of the Year...
Outsiders make good as ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ wins big at TonysJune 12, 2017 GMT
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...