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151 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602

Why See ?

Official venue + dates to be confirmed

As seen in 2017's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Official dates, venues and cast to be announced. Following its hugely successful run at Broadway's Music Box Theater, this darkly comic musical is set to tour across the country from Fall 2018, kicking off in Denver. The Tony-winning poignant and thought-provoking production has received rave reviews from critics for its unexpectedly touching portrayal of misunderstood youth, young love and the search for acceptance, with a score from the composing team behind 2017's Academy Award-winning La-La Land, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Dear Evan Hansen is a cautionary tale about how a lie can spread across a community long before the truth even has a look in. The eponymous 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 Connor 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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Additional Information

Dates

Performance date: 1 January 1970

Audience

Suitable for ages 12+

Run time

Two and a half hours with one intermission

Cast and Creative

Cast

To be announced

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

2018 Grammy Award Wins

Best Musical Theater Album

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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