Box Office Opens for ‘Dear Evan Hansen’
BOX OFFICE OPENS FOR THE BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
TODAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016
AT THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE
BROADWAY PREVIEWS BEGIN MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
OPENING NIGHT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2016
New York, NY – The box office opens today, October 3, 2016, for the highly anticipated Broadway premiere of the original musical Dear Evan Hansen at the Music Box Theatre, producer Stacey Mindich announced. The musical begins previews on Monday, November 14, 2016 and will officially open at the Music Box Theatre (239 W 45th St,) on Sunday, December 4, 2016.
With a book by Obie Award-winner Steven Levenson, score by Tony® Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and direction by 3-time Tony® Award nominee Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen had its world premiere at Arena Stage, Washington D.C., this past summer and recently concluded its record-breaking New York debut at Off-Broadway’s Second Stage.
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.
All his life, Evan Hansen has felt invisible. But when a tragic event shocks the community and thrusts him into the center of a rapidly evolving controversy, Evan is given the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to be somebody else. A new American musical, Dear Evan Hansen is a deeply personal and profoundly contemporary story about a little lie that changes everything.
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.
Dear Evan Hansen features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Emily Rebholz, projection design by Peter Nigrini, lighting design by Japhy Weideman and sound design by Nevin Steinberg. Music supervision, orchestrations and additional arrangement are by Alex Lacamoire. The musical director is Ben Cohn. Vocal arrangements and additional arrangements are by Justin Paul. Danny Mefford is the choreographer. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting. Adrienne Campbell-Holt serves as Associate Director. Judith Schoenfeld will serve as Production Stage Manager, with Michael McGoff as Stage Manager. Jayne Hong is Associate Producer. 101 Productions serves as Executive Producer.
Dear Evan Hansen is produced on Broadway by Stacey Mindich, Mickey Liddell, Hunter Arnold, Caiola Productions, Double Gemini Productions, Fakston Productions, Roy Furman, Harris Karma Productions, On Your Marks Group, Darren Bagert, Roger & William Berlind, Bob Boyett, Colin Callender, Caitlin Clements, Freddy DeMann, Dante DiLoreto, Bonnie & Kenneth Feld, FickStern Productions, Eric & Marsi Gardiner, Robert Greenblatt, Jere Harris and Darren DeVerna, The John Gore Organization, Mike Kriak, Arielle Tepper Madover, David Mirvish, Eva Price, Zeilinger Productions, Adam Zotovich, Ambassador Theatre Group, Independent Producers Network, and the Shubert Organization. Executive Producers are Wendy Orshan and Jeffrey M. Wilson, in association with Arena Stage, Molly Smith and Edgar Dobie, and Second Stage Theatre, Carole Rothman, and Casey Reitz.
The schedule for Dear Evan Hansen, beginning November 14, is as follows: Monday-Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2PM & 8PM, Sunday at 3PM (no performance Nov. 20). As of December 5, the schedule is Tuesday – Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 2 PM & 7:30 PM. After March 6, 2017, the schedule shifts to: Tuesday and Thursday at 7 PM; Wednesday & Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM.