Arts & Entertainment

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ says goodbye to Ben Platt in disco dance video

By Mariah Cooper

October 17, 2017

“Dear Evan Hansen” ushered in new leads Noah Galvin and Taylor Trensch in a ’70s disco dance-off on the streets of New York City.

Current star Ben Platt joins Galvin and Trensch in ’70s attire as the trio dance to “Getaway” by Earth, Wind and Fire. The video, titled “Getaway,” was directed and edited by Nick Lieberman.

At the end, Platt watches Galvin and Trensch enter the Music Box Theatre before turning around and heading off on his own. He will give his last performance on Nov. 19 with Galvin stepping in on Nov. 21. Trensch will then take over in January 2018.

“Dear Evan Hansen” follows a high school senior as he struggles with social anxiety and the death of his fellow classmate. The musical earned six Tony awards including Best Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Ben Platt.

Watch below.