Special guest! Beyoncé made a surprise appearance at a showing of Dear Evan Hansen in NYC on Thursday, September 14, and, naturally, the cast freaked out.
“The entire cast was freaking out, but it was totally a mutual experience,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. “She was so generous with her time.”
Lead Ben Platt shared a sweet moment between himself and Queen Bey, 36, backstage. “It happened,” the 23-year-old wrote. “The alien called me an alien and I’m no longer living.”
Cast member Kristolyn Lloyd also shared a pic of the “Hold Up” singer posing in a group shot. “Hi I met Her. K bye #Beyonce #DearEvanHansen#QueenB,” she wrote. She went on to post a video of the cast overwhelmed after Bey made her exit.
Beyoncé, who welcomed twins with Jay Z in June, wore an off-the-shoulder top and skirt for the outing and rocked minimal makeup. The insider tells Us that the singer appeared to have been moved by the performance, even crying throughout the show.
— Kristolyn Lloyd (@KristolynLloyd) September 15, 2017
As previously reported, Platt is leaving the production on November 19, 2017. “2 readings, 2 workshops, 3 productions and almost 4 years. Hard to fathom that’s it’s nearly time to say goodbye to Evan and my DEH family,” he tweeted at the time. The role landed the Pitch Perfect actor a Tony for Best Lead Actor in a Musical. Noah Galvin will temporarily take over the role through January 2018 until Taylor Trensch steps in.
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