Dear Evan Hansen
Run time is 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)
Buy Dear Evan Hansen tickets to see this smash-hit Broadway musical in the West End, featuring music by The Greatest Showman writers
Tony Award-winning musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN has been charming Broadway since 2016, and finally arrived at the West End’s Noël Coward Theatre in November 2019.
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.
Striking a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is a six-time Tony Award®-winning musical about life and the way we live it.
The show premiered at the Arena Stage in Washington D.C. in 2015 before enjoying an Off-Broadway production and then a run at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway. It fared very well indeed at the 71st Tony Awards, when it received nine nominations and won six. Among its victories were Best Musical, Best Score, Best Actor in a Musical for Ben Platt as Evan, and Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi.
Direction comes from Michael Greif, a thrice Obie Award-winner whose credits include Rent and War Paint on Broadway. The musical is produced by Stacey Mindich. Composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul wrote the score, of which The New York Times’ Charles Isherwood noted: “the songs (…) strike the same complex notes, with shapely, heartfelt lyrics”.
Set design is courtesy of David Korins, costumes are by Emily Rebholz, lighting comes from Japhy Weideman and sound design is by Nevin Steinberg.
Dear Evan Hansen features a cast of fresh, up-and-coming British talent. Evan is played by Sam Tutty, a graduate of Italia Conti Academy who recently appeared in Once On This Island at Southwark Playhouse. Recent graduate Lucy Anderson plays Zoe and Rebecca McKinnis (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) plays Heidi. Other casting includes Doug Colling as Connor, Lauren Ward as Cynthia and Rupert Young as Larry Murphy, Jack Loxton as Jared.
DEAR EVAN HANSEN began performances on October 29th 2019, with an official opening night on November 19th.
Find out what all the fuss is about as this huge hit of a musical rolls into the West End.
DEAR EVAN HANSEN is suitable for those aged 12 and above.