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About Dear Evan Hansen

DEAR EVAN HANSEN is ‘the most vital and important musical of a generation’ (Daily Mail, Baz Bamigboye) with “a raw, relevant and exhilarating score’ (BBC Radio London, Jonathan Phang) from the songwriters of The Greatest Showman and La La Land.

A timely and timeless new musical about struggling to connect in a hyperconnected world, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is nominated for 7 Olivier Awards including BEST MUSICAL, is the recent winner of two WhatsOnStage Awards and a Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for BEST NEWCOMER Sam Tutty.

Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is “theatrical lightning. A true original, appealing directly to the heart.” (International New York Times, Matt Wolf).

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Evan is struggling to fit in in high school, and while his single mother Heidi supports him in every way she can, she’s just trying to do everything to support her family. As a recommendation from his therapist to cope with his anxiety, Evan writes letters to himself about how well each day is going to go. However, when one of those letters is discovered by a troubled student at school, Evan finds himself in a situation he can’t escape and a position he’s not sure he wants to.

With a score by the Oscar-winning composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, book by Steven Levenson, and direction by Michael Grief (“Rent” and “Next to Normal”), “Dear Evan Hansen” makes its anticipated London debut in November 2019 following its highly successful run on Broadway, where it continues to break box office records. The Washington Post called the musical “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history.”

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What To Watch For

  • “Dear Evan Hansen” won six Tony Awards in 2017 including Best New Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score.
  • Songwriting team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul also composed the score for the movie “The Greatest Showman” and won an Academy Award for their work on “La La Land.”
  • The story is based on an event that took place in Pasek’s high school.
  • A real medical cast is made for each performance that is applied to the actor playing Evan 30 minutes before the performance.

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Run Time

2hrs 30mins (inc. interval)

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Something quite extraordinary. A musical not like any other. Desperately powerful and startlingly relevant
WhatsOnStage
Engaging with the real world in a way most musicals simply don't, DEAR EVAN HANSEN carves out bold new territory
Evening Standard
It's easy to see why DEAR EVAN HANSEN has won so many fans… It mixes astonishing tension with surgingly catchy songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Time Out

Noël Coward Theatre

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU

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