Dear Evan Hansen
Currently on sale until September 02, 2018
Dear Evan Hansen
*Dear Evan Hansen is very heavily sold. Best availability post-July 2018*
Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
All his life Evan Hansen has felt invisible. To his peers, to the girl he loves, sometimes even to his own mother. But that was before he wrote the letter- that led to the incident- that started the lie- that ignited a movement- that inspired a community- and changed Evan's status from the ultimate outsider into the somebody everyone wants to know. But how long can Evan keep his secret? And at what price?
PLEASE NOTE: Dear Evan Hansen's performance schedule varies and is subject to change.
Monday: No Performance
Wednesday: 2PM & 8PM
Saturday: 2PM & 8PM
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Musical, Student & Family Friendly
Music Box Theatre
239 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
DEAR EVAN HANSEN is recommended for ages 13 and up; subject matter includes bullying and suicide, which could be sensitive subjects for young audience members.
BEN PLATT - Evan
Ben Platt won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical and the Drama League’s Distinguished Performance Award for his portrayal of Evan Hansen after creating the role at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. and Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre (Lucille Lortel Award, Obie Award, Clarence Derwent Award, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League nominations). Platt was the original Elder Cunningham in the Chicago production of The Book of Mormon and reprised the role on Broadway. National tours: Caroline, or Change (dir. George C. Wolfe). Regional credits include The Black Suits (Barrington Stage Company), The Power of Duff (New York Stage and Film), Dead End (dir. Nicholas Martin, Ahmanson Theatre). Concerts: I’m Here (solo show, 54 Below sold-out engagement), The Secret Garden (25th anniversary). Film: Benji Applebaum in Universal Pictures’ smash hits Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, Ricki and the Flash (dir. Jonathan Demme, starring Meryl Streep), Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (dir. Ang Lee). Upcoming: Drunk Parents, The Female Brain.
LAURA DREYFUSS - Zoe
After having played Zoe in the DC and Off-Broadway production, Laura is so excited to see Dear Evan Hansen move to Broadway! Her past acting credits include Once (Broadway); Hair (Broadway and first national tour); What’s it all About? (Off-Broadway); and she played Madison McCarthy on the sixth season of “Glee.” She has a BFA in theater from the Boston Conservatory.
MIKE FAIST - Connor
2016 Tony Award nominee for Dear Evan Hansen. Broadway: Newsies (original cast, created the role of Morris Delancey). Off-Broadway: Appropriate (dir. Liesl Tommy), A Month in the Country (dir. Erica Schmidt). Films included Touched With Fire (dir. Paul Dalio, prod. Spike Lee), The Grief of Others (dir. Patrick Wang) and the upcoming Wildling (dir. Fritz Bohm), I Can I Will I Did (dir. Nadine Truong).
RACHEL BAY JONES - Heidi
Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen (Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Drama League Distinguished Performance Award nomination), Pippin, Hair, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Off-Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen (Drama Desk nomination, Second Stage Theatre), First Daughter Suite (The Public Theater), Hello Again (Drama Desk nomination, Transport Group). National tour: Pasek and Paul’s A Christmas Story (Mother). Regional (selected): Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin, Sylvia, The King and I. Television: ABC’s “The Family” and FX’s “Louie.” Album: ShowFolk..
MICHAEL GREIF - Director
Michael has directed Dear Evan Hansen at the Arena Stage in DC in 2015, and Second Stage Theatre in 2016, and directs the upcoming Broadway production, which begins this fall at the Belasco Theatre. Most recently he directed War Paint at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Broadway: If/Then, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens, Rent (Tony Award nominations), and Never Gonna Dance. Delacorte: The Tempest, Winter’s Tale, Romeo and Juliet. Off-Broadway: new plays, musicals, revivals at Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Class Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, NY Shakespeare Festival/Public, NYTW, Roundabout, Second Stage and Signature, including Katori Halls’ Our Lady of Kibeho, the 2010 revival of Angels in America (Lortel Award), Kushner’s The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide…(Public), Guare’s Landscape of the Body (Signature), and musical adaptations of Giant (Public) and Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons). He received Obie Awards for Machinal and Dogeaters (Public) and for Rent (NYTW). Regional: Williamstown (9 seasons) La Jolla Playhouse (Artistic Director 1995-99), Arena, Center Stage, Goodman, Guthrie, CTG/Taper, DTC, Trinity Rep. Education: Northwestern (BS),UCSD (MFA).
BENJ PASEK & JUSTIN PAUL - Music and Lyrics
[Pasek & Paul’s] musical Dogfight had its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre, where it won the Lortel Award for Best New Musical. Broadway credits include A Christmas Story, The Musical (Lunt-Fontanne Theatre), which received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Outstanding New Broadway Musical. Other theater credits include James and the Giant Peach (Kennedy Center, Goodspeed Musicals and Seattle Children’s Theatre) and Edges. In TV, their original songs were featured on season two of NBC's Smash and rose to the top 25 on the iTunes pop charts. They have also written songs for Sesame Street (PBS) and Johnny and the Sprites (Disney Channel). Other songwriting honors include the Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; Sundance Institute Fellowship; ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award; ASCAP Songwriters Fellowship Award; Dramatists Guild Fellowship; Jonathan Larson Award; and Billboard Magazine Top 5 Broadway Songwriters. Benj and Justin work actively as teachers conducting master classes at top theater programs and universities around the world. Both are graduates of the University of Michigan and members of the Dramatists Guild of America.
STEVEN LEVENSON - Book
Steven Levenson’s plays include The Unavoidable Disappearance Of Tom Durnin (Roundabout Theatre Company, Outer Critics Circle Award), Core Values (Ars Nova, Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Play), The Language of Trees (Roundabout), Seven Minutes In Heaven (Colt Coeur; Emerging America Festival/Huntington Theater Company), and If I Forget (upcoming: Roundabout). His work has been seen and developed by Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Atlantic Theater Company, MCC Theater, Hartford Stage, and the Araca Group. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service and Playscripts. A graduate of Brown University and former Artist in Residence at Ars Nova, he has received new play commissions from Roundabout, Lincoln Center, MCC, and Ars Nova. Currently a writer and producer on Showtime’s Masters Of Sex,he is a founding member of Colt Coeur and an alumnus of MCC’s Playwrights Coalition and Ars Nova’s Play Group.