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Winner of 6 Tony Awards

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"Ben Platt is giving a performance that's not likely to be bettered on Broadway this season. Rarely - scratch that - never have I heard so many stifled snobs and sniffles in the theater."

Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Why See Dear Evan Hansen?

See Tony Winner Ben Platt through November 19

Following a critically acclaimed run at the Second Stage Theatre, this darkly comic musical lands on Broadway. The poignant and thought-provoking production has thus far received rave reviews from critics for its unexpectedly touching portrayal of misunderstood youth, young love and the search for acceptance, all wrapped up in a perfectly pitched contemporary pop score by the Tony nominated and Oscar winning composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who also wrote the songs for the movie La La Land. Dear Evan Hansen won six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Leading Actor for Ben Platt.

Please note, throughout the rest of Ben's run, his alternate Michael Lee Brown will be in on Wednesdays and Saturday matinees. Ben will be in all of the performances of his last week, beginning November 11.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

With Ben Platt set to reprise his role for the Broadway transfer, Dear Evan Hansen is a cautionary tale about how a lie can spread across a community before the truth even has its running shoes on. The Evan of the story is an anxiety-ridden high school misfit who is desperate for any form of recognition from his peers. So much so, that when his classmate commits suicide after suffering depression, a mysterious suicide note appears in the weeks after, seemingly addressed to Evan.

Now infamous by association with the dead teen, Evan finally gains the spotlight that he craves. However, with a traumatized local community, not to mention his family, starts begging Evan for more clues about Connor's state of mind, Evan's world starts to unravel with frightening speed. With Connor's parents and sister Zoe (who just happens to be Evan's crush) finding solace in the note, it isn't long before the powers of social media start to question its validity, and Evan's own motives.

Exploring the angst of modern youth

Teen angst and grief collide in this intelligent take on what it means to be young, in love, an outcast and lonely in modern life. With a book by the award-winning, up and coming young writer Steven Levenson (Masters Of Sex and Wayward Pines), and helmed by the three-time Tony nominee Michael Greif (the man behind the 1996 smash hit Rent and most recently If/Then), Dear Evan Hansen is making its mark as one of the most socially relevant musicals in recent years.

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Dates

Previews from: 14 November 2016

Performance date: 4 December 2016

Audience

Suitable for ages 12 + Please note, throughout the rest of Ben's run, his alternate Michael Lee Brown will be in on Wednesdays and Saturday matinees. Ben will be in all of the performances of his last week, beginning Nov 11

Run time

Two and a half hours with one intermission

Cast and Creative

Cast

Ben Platt as Evan Hansen (through November 19)
Michael Lee Brown as Evan Hanson (Wednesdays and Saturday matinees through November 11)
Noah Galvin as Evan Hansen (November 21 - mid January, 2018)
Taylor Trensch as Evan Hansen (from mid January, 2018)
Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia
Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi
Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe
Mike Faist as Connor
Will Roland as Jared
Michael Park as Larry
Kristolyn Lloyd as Alana

Creative

Book by Steven Levenson
Lyrics by Benj Pasek
Music by Justin Paul
Directed by Michael Greif
Choreography by Danny Mefford
Set Design by David Korins
Costumes by Emily Rebholz
Lighting Design by Japhy Weideman
Sound Design by Nevin Steinberg
Projection Design by Peter Nigrini

Awards

2017 TONY AWARD Wins

Best Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Ben Platt
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Rachel Bay Jones
Best Book of a Musical - Steven Levenson
Best Original Score - Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Best Orchestrations - Alex Lacamoire

2017 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Ben Platt
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Mike Faist
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Rachel Bay Jones
Best Book of a Musical - Steven Levenson
Best Original Score - Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Japhy Weideman
Best Direction of a Musical - Michael Greif
Best Orchestrations - Alex Lacamoire

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