A heart-warming story of acceptance and love, the multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen is coming to the West End’s Noël Coward Theatre.
Nominated for 9 Tonys in 2017 and winning 6, including Best Musical and Best Score, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul’s musical masterpiece will have its first London performance on Tuesday 29 October 2019, reuniting the original Broadway creative team. The official opening evening will be on Tuesday 19 November.
Directed by Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award-winning Steven Levenson, and tells the story of a high school senior who battles daily with social anxiety.
Nothing was meant to happen the way it did for Evan. Unable to connect with those around him, he continues to struggle to find a sense of purpose. But after the death of one of Evan’s classmates, he fabricates a letter and a lie that will grant him the chance to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Deeply personal and profound, Dear Evan Hansen is a new musical about life and the way we live it.
Dear Evan Hansen features scenic design by David Korins, projection design by Peter Nigrini, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg and hair design by David Brian Brown. Music supervision, orchestrations and additional arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire.
Open auditions for the Dear Evan Hansen West End cast took place in early February 2019. The full cast announcement has yet to be made.
The Broadway production originally opened at the Music Box Theatre on 4 December 2016, where it has broken all box office records and enjoyed multitudes of awards. Its cast recording also won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album, and entered the charts at the highest debut position for an original cast album since 1961. A US national tour launched in October 2018, and a production will open in March 2019 at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Full information about booking Dear Evan Hansen tickets, including for priority booking periods, can be found on the production’s official website.