With a week left in its award-winning run at Second Stage Theatre, Stacey Mindich Productions has announced a fall 2016 Broadway transfer of the acclaimed new musical Dear Evan Hansen. It will begin performances at a Shubert-owned venue in November.
With a score by Tony nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight, A Christmas Story), and a book by Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex), Dear Evan Hansen is described as follows: "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?"
The Second Stage company is led by Ben Platt as the title character. He is joined by Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe, Mike Faist as Connor, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi, Will Roland as Jared, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia, John Dossett, and Kristolyn Lloyd.
Dear Evan Hansen features choreography by Danny Mefford, and direction by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif. Scenic design is by David Korins, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, and projection design by Peter Nigrini. The musical director is Ben Cohn and the music supervisor is Alex Lacamoire.
Full casting and dates for the Broadway run will be announced. The musical is the recipient of Obie, Outer Critics Circle, and Helen Hayes Awards. It had its world premiere at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. in 2015.