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.
I really think a part of me believes that if I warm up to @Beyonce enough times before @DearEvanHansen, I will conjure her. #PleaseCome— Ben Platt (@BenSPLATT) August 2, 2017
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."
It happened. pic.twitter.com/yBVnlY2uiL— Ben Platt (@BenSPLATT) September 15, 2017
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.
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