NEW ORIGINAL AMERICAN MUSICAL
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
WILL BEGIN PERFORMANCES ON BROADWAY
IN NOVEMBER 2016
RECORD-BREAKING, SOLD OUT RUN ENDS SUNDAY AT SECOND STAGE
OBIE AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL
OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL
New York, NY – Producer Stacey Mindich has announced today that the new musical Dear Evan Hansen will begin performances on Broadway in November 2016 at a Shubert Theatre to-be-announced.
Preview performances will begin in November. With a book by Steven Levenson, score by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and direction by Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen had its world premiere at Arena Stage, Washington, DC, this past summer and will conclude its record-breaking New York premiere at Second Stage this Sunday.
Dear Evan Hansen just received two 2016 Obie Awards, for Musical Theatre presented to writers Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and for Performance presented to Ben Platt; the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical; and the Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Musical.
Dear Evan Hansen features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, and projection design by Peter Nigrini. The musical director is Ben Cohn and the music supervisor is Alex Lacamoire. Danny Mefford is the choreographer.
Complete casting and other details will be announced shortly. For more info, visit www.DearEvanHansen.com
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“A superb new musical with great heart and humor. The finest, most emotional resonant score yet from Benj Pasek & Justin Paul.” – Charles Isherwood, New York Times
“Theatrical magic of a special magnitude. An extraordinary work whose captivatingly generous spirit is matched by its exemplary intelligence and fearless embrace of deep feeling.” – Peter Marks, Washington Post
“Powerfully emotional! A musical gem with the kind of surprising song only found in the best musical theater” – Jesse Green, New York Magazine
“An intimate show with a gigantic heart.” – Jeremy Gerard, Deadline