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Dear Evan Hansen National Tour Begins Rehearsals

The tour will kick off performances September 25 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

The Dear Evan Hansen national tour team celebrates the first day of rehearsals.
(© Jenny Anderson)

The company of the upcoming national tour of Dear Evan Hansen began rehearsals on Monday, August 20, to prepare for the production's upcoming launch in October at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Ben Levi Ross (center) will star as Evan Hansen alongside Christiane Noll as Cynthia Murphy and Jessica Phillips as Heidi Hansen.
(© Jenny Anderson)

Leading the tour will be Ben Levi Ross as Evan Hansen and Jessica Phillips as Heidi Hansen. They are joined by Tony Award nominee Christiane Noll as Cynthia Murphy, Aaron Lazar as Larry Murphy, Marrick Smith as Connor Murphy, Maggie McKenna as Zoe Murphy, Jared Goldsmith as Jared Kleinman, and Phoebe Koyabe as Alana Beck. Stephen Christopher Anthony will be the Evan alternate, and Noah Kieserman, Ciara Alyse Harris, John Hemphill, Jane Pfitsch, Coleen Sexton, and Maria Wirries will be the understudies.

Justin Paul and Maggie McKenna share a laugh to kick off rehearsals.
(© Jenny Anderson)

The tour will play more than 50 cities over a two-year period, including Los Angeles (Ahmanson Theater), San Francisco (the Curran), Las Vegas (the Smith Center), Chicago (Oriental Theatre), Atlanta (the Fox Theatre), Boston (the Boston Opera House), and more. In addition, Dear Evan Hansen will launch its first international production in Canada in March 2019 at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre.

Dear Evan Hansen creators Benj Pasek (left) and Justin Paul (right) grab a photo with the touring company's Evan Hansen, Ben Levi Ross.
(© Jenny Anderson)

With a Tony-winning score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and a Tony-winning book by Steven Levenson, Dear Evan Hansen is described as follows: "A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in."

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