Dear Evan Hansen in Toronto to Close in July
The Benj Pasek-Justin Paul musical is still running on Broadway and on a national tour.
The Toronto engagement of Dear Evan Hansen will now close on July 21. The first international production of the award-winning musical, it will have run 20 weeks by the time it closes, having begun previews on March 5 ahead of an opening night on March 28.
The winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Oscar, Tony, and Grammy Award-winning composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif.
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."
The cast is led by Robert Markus in the title role, alongside Jessica Sherman as Heidi Hansen, Claire Rankin as Cynthia Murphy, Evan Buliung as Larry Murphy, Sean Patrick Dolan as Connor Murphy, Stephanie La Rochelle as Zoe Murphy, Alessandro Costantini as Jared Kleinman, and Shakura Dickson as Alana Beck. The cast also includes Zachary Noah Piser (Evan alternate), along with understudies Erin Breen, Malinda Carroll, Jay Davis, David Jeffery, Laura Mae Nason, and Kaitlyn Santa Juana.