The new musical Dear Evan Hansen, which celebrated its opening night at Second Stage Theatre on May 1, has extended its run at Second Stage Theatre through May 29. It is presented in association with Stacey Mindich Productions.
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 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, and 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.