Who else loves Gatan Matarazzo AKA Dustin Henderson from the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things? And what exactly is he doing to conquer 2019?
Gaten Matarazzo has his schedule full this year doing practically everything under the sun.
The first to come to mind is Stranger Things season 3 which is set to be released on 4th July with Gaten returning as Dustin, the lovable one of the squad and, might we say, the best duo pairing with Steve Harrington (Joe Keery).
So, what’s next for the young up-and-coming 'Stranger Things star?
Well, next month in July, Gaten is on his way to lead in the Hollywood Bowl’s summer production ‘Into the Woods’. He’s successfully bagged himself the role of ‘Jack’ from Jack and the Beanstalk and his fellow castmates are as equally talented as you can expect.
Wow. Is Gaten nervous to be on Broadway, though?
Most definitely not! In actual fact, his career began on stage as Benji in an original Broadway production called ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’.
Welcome home, Gaten! Does anyone else wonder if he’s feeling nostalgic at the thought of performing back on stage?
Oh, and did we mention that Gaten is in 'Work in Progress?' AKA his band?
Yes, Gaten has a band named Work in Progress! It's just like fellow Stranger Things co-star, Finn Wolfhard and his band, Calpurnia. And you're in luck! 'Work in Progress' will be touring the country in the summer with the multi-talented Gaten on vocals. They’ll be performing their original songs as well as covers. Who else is as excited as we are?
And did we mention that his siblings are also in the band? Ah. Sibling love, anyone? Also, let's not forget that 'Work in Progress' has announced a release of an EP this summer!
And where can you see 'Work in Progress' perform live this summer?
You've come to the right place! Check out when Gaten and his band will be performing on live and where below:
Date: 2nd August 2019
Venue: Bird & Betty's 529 Dock Road, Beach Haven, NJ 08008 (Book tickets here!)
Date: 6th August 2019
Venue: The Foundry at Fillmore, 29 E Allen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 (Book tickets here!)
Date: 7th August 2019
Venue: Stage AE 400 North Shore Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (Book tickets here!)
Date: 9th August 2019
Venue: The Shelter, 431 E Congress St. Detroit, Michigan MI 48226 (Book tickets here!)
Date: 10th August 2019
Venue: Subterranean 2011 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (Book tickets here!)
Date: 12th August 2019
Venue: Hoosier Dome 1627 Prospect St. Indianapolis, IN 46203 (Book tickets here!)
Date: 14th August 2019
Venue: Grog Shop 2785 Euclid Heights BLVD Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
Date: 15th August 2019
Venue: A&R Music Bar 391 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43215 (Book tickets here!)
Date: 17th August 2019
Venue: Union Stage 740 Water Street SW Washington, DC, 20024 (Book tickets here!)
Don't forget to make sure to check the dates and venue before you book in case of any changes!
Current line-up of the band includes Chad Miller, Griffin Schriever, Matt Grayson and Carmen Matarazzo, Sabrina Matarazzo, A.J. Grayson and of course, Gaten Matarazzo!
And don't forget to check out Work In Progress' official website for more information!
Fonticha Tran is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.
Fun fact: Besides constantly being on Twitter and reading up on her favourite celebrities' newest tweets, she's busy rewatching Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy.