A new Broadway show is attempting to smash down the barriers between reality and fiction by using technology.
Dear Evan Hansen, a Broadway show by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Steven Levenson, is one of the first major musicals to incorporate social media on and off stage. During the show, the IRL audience is overwhelmed with social media feeds, Microsoft documents, email exchanges, Kickstarter petitions and this immersive push continues off stage with livestreams on Periscope.
The integration of social media into this particular Broadway show makes a lot of sense. Not only does it help tap into a younger audience demographic, it also matches the underlying themes in Dear Evan Hansen, such as isolation in the internet age and the dangers of anonymity online. Read more...
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