Dear Evan Hansen
With a book by Steven Levenson, score by Tony® Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and direction by 3-time Tony® Award nominee Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen will officially open at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Previews begin on November 14, 2016.
Ben Platt, who led the world and New York premieres of the musical, will once again star as Evan Hansen, a performance for which he recently won the 2016 Obie Award and earned nominations from the Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Platt will be joined by Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Mike Faist, Michael Park, Will Roland and Kristolyn Lloyd.
Dear Evan Hansen recently won ‘Best Musical’ prizes from the Obie Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards and Helen Hayes Awards. It was also nominated for Distinguished Production of a Musical from the Drama League Awards. Among its many honors, Michael Greif won the Helen Hayes Award for Best Director of a Musical; Ben Platt won an Obie Award for Performance; Steven Levenson won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Book of a Musical; and composers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics.