Ben Platt Says He’s Going ‘Crazy’ Without Broadway In New Video
No one wants Broadway back more than Tony Award winner Ben Platt.
On Monday, the actor tweeted a TikTok of himself singing the song “No Good Deed” from the musical Wicked. “When Broadways been closed for a year and you start to go crazy,” Platt wrote.
it’s like I’m losing my mind pic.twitter.com/nXhobw51mO
— Ben Platt (@BenSPLATT) February 23, 2021
All Broadway shows shut down on Thursday March 12, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Theaters were originally planned to reopen a month later but dates kept getting pushed back later and later.
At this moment, Broadway theaters are set to reopen early summer but experts believe they may be pushed back once again to a Fall 2021 date. Some shows were forced to permanently close, including Beetlejuice, Frozen, Mean Girls and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
Platt received a Tony Award for playing the title character in Dear Evan Hansen, a Grammy Award for his participation in the show’s original cast recording and a Daytime Emmy for his part in the performance of “You Will Be Found” on NBC’s Today. Platt could be adding an Oscar to that list when he reprises his role in the upcoming Dear Evan Hansen film.
Platt’s other stage credit includes the Broadway and Chicago production of The Book of Mormon. He has also been seen in film and television, his credits include Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, The Politician. His debut album, Sing To Me Instead can be streamed on Spotify and Apple Music.