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, Pasek & Paul’s musical masterpiece will open in London in Autumn 2019, reuniting the original Broadway creative team.
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.
Unable to connect with those around him, Evan struggles to find a sense of purpose. But after the death of one of his classmates, he fabricates 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.
The Broadway production originally opened at the Music Box Theatre on 4 December 2016, where it has broken all box office records. A US national tour launches in October 2018, and a production will open in March 2019 at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Full casting and booking information for the West End run of Dear Evan Hansen remains to be announced.