This edition: Michael Greif, Ben Platt and Broadway Performers "Coming of Age on Broadway: Conversation With Music"
Original tape date: October 28, 2016.
First aired: November 18, 2016.
Three-time Tony Award-nominated director Michael Greif brought the groundbreaking musicals “Rent” and “Next to Normal” to Broadway, and now he’s done it again with the highly anticipated Broadway premiere of the award-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen.” Join New York Times theater editor Scott Heller for this talk with the director and musical performances celebrating 20 years of his hits, featuring award-winning actors of stage and screen Ben Platt, Rachel Bay Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Aaron Tveit, Jennifer Damiano and Adam Chanler-Berat, accompanied by Alex Lacamoire, who won the 2016 Tony for his work on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton.”
Adam Chanler-Berat Actor, “Next to Normal”, “Rent”
Jennifer Damiano Actress, “Next to Normal”
Michael Greif Director, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Scott Heller Theatre Editor, The New York Times
Rachel Bay Jones Actress, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Rebecca Naomi Jones Actress, “Rent”
Alex Lacamoire Music Director/Orchestrator, “Next to Normal”, “Hamilton”
Ben Platt Actor, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Aaron Tveit Actor, “Next to Normal”