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Ben Platt (center) and cast of Dear Evan Hansen (c)Matthew Murphy

For Forever! Dear Evan Hansen Will Launch National Tour

May 16th, 2017 | By Ryan Gilbert

The new Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen will launch a national tour beginning in October 2018. The touring production of the hit Tony-nominated musical will kick off at Denver's Buell Theatre, before continuing to cities all across the country. The show was nominated for nine 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and 18 Audience Choice Awards. Exact dates and casting for the tour will be announced at a later date.

Dear Evan Hansen stars 2017 Tony nominee Ben Platt, Tony nominee Rachel Bay Jones, Tony nominee Mike Faist, Laura Dreyfuss, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Michael Park, Will Roland and Kristolyn Lloyd.

The show follows outsider Evan Hansen, who feels invisible to his peers, his crush and his own mother. A letter he writes leads to an incident with a classmate, a series of lies and an entire community movement that catapults Evan into the spotlight. As the momentum builds and stakes rise, he struggles to hold onto his secret without jeopardizing his relationship with the ones he holds close.

Dear Evan Hansen features a score by the Oscar-winning and Tony- and Emmy-nominated songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, A Christmas Story), a book by Steven Levenson, choreography by Danny Mefford and direction by Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then).

Following an acclaimed off-Broadway run, the Broadway transfer of Dear Evan Hansen began performances November 14, 2016, and officially opened on December 4 at the Music Box Theatre.


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