Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Platt Gets a Backstage Visit From Beyoncé (After Conjuring Her on Twitter)

Broadway News   Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Platt Gets a Backstage Visit From Beyoncé (After Conjuring Her on Twitter)
 
The Tony winner shared a photo of him with the 22-time Grammy winner backstage at the Music Box Theatre.
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Ben Platt Bruce Glikas/Actors Fund

In August, Tony winner Ben Platt took to Twitter in a push to get multi-platinum star Beyoncé to attend a performance of Dear Evan Hansen.

The tweeting (and the warm-ups) seem to have worked, as Platt shared a photo on September 14—just weeks after his initial tweet—of him with Beyoncé sharing a moment backstage, accompanied by the simple description: "It happened."

This marks the latest Tony-winning Best Musical the star of the Dreamgirls film adaptation has attended; in 2015, Beyoncé and husband Jay Z went to Hamilton, after which she told Jonathan Groff she would steal his walk used in his performance as King George III.

Read: WILL BEYONCÉ STEAL JONATHAN GROFF'S KING GEORGE III WALK?

Platt will take his final bow in Dear Evan Hansen November 19; succeeding him will be The Real O'Neals star Noah Galvin, with Hello, Dolly!'s Taylor Trensch assuming the title role in January 2018.

Read: BEN PLATT COMMENTS ON HIS DEAR EVAN HANSEN REPLACEMENTS

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