“DEAR EVAN HANSEN (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING),” Atlantic Records’ GRAMMY ®-winning companion to the Tony® Award-winning musical, has been certified gold by the RIAA making it only the third cast recording to receive gold or greater certification this decade. Additionally, “Waving Through A Window,” the hit single from the musical has also received RIAA gold certification. “DEAR EVAN HANSEN (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)” is available now HERE.
The creative team behind the Tony Award winning Broadway smash – book writer Steven Levenson, songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, director Michael Greif, orchestrator Alex Lacamoire, and cast album co-producers Stacey Mindich and Pete Ganbarg – were presented with gold record plaques for both the cast recording and “Waving Through A Window” at the Music Box Theatre.
One of only seven cast albums to reach the top 20 of the Billboard 200 in the last 50 years, “DEAR EVAN HANSEN (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)” made a momentous chart debut upon its initial February 2017 release, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #8– the highest debut position for an original cast album since 1961. The historic success marks the second highest digital sales debut ever for a cast album – bested only by “HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)” – as well as the third best-selling debut from a cast album in the Nielsen SoundScan era, following that album and 1996’s “RENT (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING).”
DEAR EVAN HANSEN was greeted with unprecedented acclaim upon its arrival at Broadway’s famed Music Box Theatre on December 4th, 2016. The musical went on to break all box office records and win big at the 2017 Annual Tony® Awards, earning six total Tonys® including “Best Musical,” “Best Score,” and “Best Orchestrations.”DEAR EVAN HANSEN features a book by Tony® Award-winner Steven Levenson, a score by GRAMMY®, Tony®, and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, music supervision and orchestrations by three-time Tony® Award winner Alex Lacamoire, and direction by four-time Tony® Award nominee Michael Greif.