Omaze has announced another way to win a pair of tickets to Tony winner Ben Platt’s final performance in the title role in Dear Evan Hansen.
The fundraising and auction site has announced a raffle for two tickets, courtesy of Playbill, to the November 19 matinee performance (Platt’s last one) at the Music Box Theatre. The prize package also includes roundtrip airfare to New York City and a stay in a New York City hotel. To enter the raffle, entrants can purchase 100 entries for $10, 250 entries for $25, and so on, up to 50,000 entries; the money raised through the raffle supports Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
This announcement comes on the heels of a ticket auction, sponsored by Playbill, for a pair of VIP house seats to Platt’s final performance of the show. Click here to read more about how to win those tickets.
Platt earned his first Tony nomination and award for the role of Evan Hansen. He was also the youngest actor ever to win the Drama League’s Distinguished Performance Award, also for his work in the role. Having originated the role in its out-of-town Washington, D.C. tryout, Platt continued with the show through its Off-Broadway incarnation at Second Stage Theatre and then for the Broadway transfer. Written by Tony winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and directed by Michael Greif, the musical won six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. After departing the show November 19, Platt will pursue a music career, having signed with Atlantic Records.
Prior to Dear Evan Hansen, Platt played the role of Benji in Pitch Perfect and made his Broadway debut as Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon. Upon his departure, actor Noah Galvin (The Real O’Neals) will take over the role November 21 through January 17, 2018. Hello, Dolly!’s Taylor Trensch will assume the role January 18.