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Ben Platt Reopens Renovated Palace Theatre
May 29, 2024, 6:39.05 pm ET


Photo: Jenny Anderson

Tony Award winner Ben Platt, best known for his starring roles in “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Parade,” has begun his 18-show residency -- which also marks the historic reopening of Broadway’s Palace Theatre (West 47th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues). The exclusive concert residency, which continues through June 15, celebrates the release of his upcoming third album “Honeymind,” which is being released on May 31.

The evening, directed by Michael Arden, includes selections from the new album as well as his previous albums, “Reverie” and “Sing to Me Instead,” along with contemporary standards.

Platt will have a special guest at each show; his opening night guest was Grammy Award winner Kacey Musgraves, who joined Platt in a rendition of her hit song “Rainbow.”

Opening night guests included “Vogue” editor Anna Wintour, directors Michael Greif and Warren Carlyle, actors Becky Ann and Dylan Baker, singer Liz Callaway and others.

The Palace, which closed for renovations in 2018, originally opened in 1913. In addition to numerous Broadway shows, the venue has been home to such legendary performers as Josephine Baker, Harry Belafonte, Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, Shirley MacLaine, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, and Liza Minnelli.