The wait for Dear Evan Hansen fans is almost over as Producers of the Tony award-winning musical have finally confirmed dates and ticket on-sale information for the London run of the Broadway hit show.
The hit musical opened Broadway in 2016 to widespread critical acclaim, winning a Grammy Award and six Tony Awards including Best Original Score for Benji Pasek and Justin Paul (the songwriting duo behind La La Land and The Greatest Showman), Best Book of a Musical for Steven Levenson, and Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for Ben Platt.
Where and when is Dear Evan Hansen playing in London?
Dear Evan Hansen will open at the Noël Coward Theatre in London’s West End. The show will begin previews at the Noël Coward Theatre on Tuesday 29 October 2019 with opening night on Tuesday 19 November 2019 at 7pm.
Owned by legendary theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh, the Noel Coward Theatre is one of London’s top West End theatres.
How to get tickets for Dear Evan Hansen in London?
Tickets for Dear Evan Hansen will open for public booking at 10am (GMT) on Monday 8 April 2019.
Who’s in the London cast of Dear Evan Hansen?
Fans of the hit musical had assumed Tony Award winner Ben Platt, who originated the role on Broadway or Taylor Tench who took over from Platt might open the show in London, however, earlier this year Producer Stacey Mindich stated they were looking for a British person to lead the cast.
Open auditions were held at Pineapple Studios in London in early February with hundreds of hopeful ‘Evans’ queuing for hours to audition.
Early reports in the British press suggested Tyrone Huntly, who has received wide acclaim for performances in Dreamgirls and Jesus Christ Superstar was being lined up for the highly coveted role of Evan Hansen.
As yet, no news on casting has been announced.
What is Dear Evan Hansen about?
Dear Evan Hansen is a contemporary musical about a socially awkward teenager, who overcomes his inability to connect with people and make friends by fabricating a story about a classmate who has suddenly died.
Watch a clip from the Broadway production – song “You Will be Found”.