‘Dear Evan Hansen’ soundtrack to be released on vinyl

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

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.

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

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