Waving through a West End window: Tony Award winner Dear Evan Hansen transfers to London in 2019

05 Oct
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases
Dear Evan Hansen transfers to London

It probably seems like we have been waiting ‘For Forever’ for Dear Evan Hansen to travel across the pond from the Great White Way but now there’s a date to look forward to… sort of. The much-loved musical will open at the Noël Coward Theatre in autumn 2019, with the original Broadway creative team in place for the West End production. Now we can start speculating about the casting!

Directed by Michael Greif and winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical as well as the 2018 Grammy award for Best Musical Theatre Album, Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson and a score by Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

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. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is a new musical about life and the way we live it.

Producer Stacey Mindich said: “Producing Dear Evan Hansen in America has been a joyful undertaking as the team and I have seen such a widespread and heartfelt response to our show’s message.

“We are so excited to bring our show to London, especially to Cameron Mackintosh’s jewel box of a theatre, the Noël Coward. Our show is very much about connection and we are all looking forward to connecting London audiences to the music and story of Dear Evan Hansen.”

The Broadway production of Dear Evan Hansen 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.