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'Dear Evan Hansen' soundtrack to be released on vinyl


The soundtrack to “Dear Evan Hansen” landed in the Billboard 200 with a smash upon its release in February.

Now the Tony-decorated musical will have its songs unveiled on vinyl this summer, when “Dear Evan Hansen (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” arrives July 21. Pre-orders are available here.

The soundtrack for the Ben Platt-fronted show – which nabbed six Tony Awards , including best musical and best lead actor in a musical for Platt – debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard chart, marking the highest debut for a cast album since “Camelot” arrived at No. 4 in 1961 (yes, even “Hamilton” bowed at No. 12).

Following Platt’s performance of the song “Waving Through a Window” on the Tonys, the song debuted on the Digital Songs Sales Chart; overall album streams rose to 4.4 million this week.

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Tickets to “Dear Evan Hansen” at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway are on sale through June 2018 via and by calling 212-239-6200. For the complete performance schedule, visit

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