Ben Platt To Play The Palace Theatre


Ben Platt | Photo: JC Olivera

Alex Mecklosky
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March 18, 2024 10:00 AM

The windows on 47th street will soon have someone waving through them! Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt will play an exclusive concert residency at Broadway’s recently refurbished Palace Theatre.The residency will be in celebration of the release of his upcoming third album Honeymind. 

The residency will be directed by Tony Award winner Michael Arden who collaborated with Platt on the 2023 Tony Award winning revival of Parade which also earned Platt a Tony nomination. Platt will begin performances May 28th and will continue through Saturday, June 15th for 18 performances only. 

The Palace is one of Broadway’s most preeminent theaters. "Playing The Palace" has been synonymous with the pinnacle of success since the theater opened in 1913. The venue has been home to such legendary performers as Josephine Baker, Harry Belafonte, Elvis Presley, Shirley MacLaine, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, Liza Minnelli, and perhaps most famously Judy Garland. The venue closed in 2018 for a significant renovation and restoration, including raising the historically landmarked venue 30 feet in the air. 

“It is far beyond my wildest imagination to play a residency of my own music in a house as storied as the Palace. I feel blessed to be part of the theater community, and to have the opportunity to perform as myself and from my own perspective on a Broadway stage is one of the greatest honors of my life. I can’t wait to introduce my new record on the beautifully revived stage. My hope is to bridge my musical theater roots that I hold so dear with the world of classic Americana songwriting that I’ve fallen so deeply in love with. I mean, Liza! Judy! ‘Dreams come true’ doesn’t even begin to cover it!” said Ben Platt.

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Alex Mecklosky

As a native New Yorker, Alex has always loved everything involving theatre. With a degree in Theatre and New Media from Marymount Manhattan College, Alex realized that, since he was not talented enough to be on Broadway, the next best thing would be to write about it!