The New Evans Hansons

On Broadway, some people are coming and some people are going.  Ben Platt has taken Broadway by storm with his sensational portrayal of the title role in Dear Evan Hansen.  But, all good things must come to an end.  He’ll be leaving the show on November 19.  So, who will be the next Evan Hansen?  As it turns out, two people – one I’m happy about, one I’m reserving judgment on.  The first one is Noah Galvin, late of The Real O’Neals, the one who gave that loathsome interview to Vulture where he basically trashed his colleagues, his work, Colton Haynes, and (worst of all) his fans.  He may be a name, but a somewhat tarnished one.  That said, perhaps he’s a lovely boy who has grown up and will do a good job.  Still, I wouldn’t be waiting by the stage door to meet him.

Happily, he’ll be holding the spot for a real star – Taylor Trensch.  Taylor is currently appearing opposite Bette Midler in the revival of Hello, Dolly! as Barnaby.  His scenes are a HOOT, and he really deserves this break.  And he’s cute as a button (not like I collect buttons or anything).  Didya know that his real-life beau is Max Crumm, who we first met during that TV show trying to find leads for the Broadway production of Grease.

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