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Dear Evan Hansen and Tina – The Tina Turner Musical to close on Broadway

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Dear Evan Hansen and Tina – The Tina Turner Musical will both close on Broadway later this year.

The two Tony award winning shows both announced closing notices today (7 June).

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Dear Evan Hansen will conclude its run at the Music Box Theatre on 18 September 2022 having played just under 1,700 performances since its debut in 2016.

It comes just a week after it was revealed the West End production, which opened at Noel Coward Theatre in November 2019, is to close on 22 October 2022.

With a score written by Dogfight and The Greatest Showman songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Steven Levenson, Dear Evan Hansen tells the story of socially awkward teenager Evan.

In his last year of high school and with only one person he considers a friend, an assignment from his therapist leads to a misunderstanding that casts him in the centre of a tragedy.

The show is directed by Michael Greif with choreography by Danny Mefford, scenic design by David Korins, projection design by Peter Nigrini, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, and hair design by David Brian Brown.

A movie adaptation was released in 2021 starring Ben Platt in the title role.

Tina’s final Broadway bow

Meanwhile Tina – The Tina Turner Musical will end its Broadway run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on 14 August 2022 having played just over 500 performances.

The show, which continues to run in the West End where it first premiered, currently stars Nkeki Obi-Melekwe in the title role.

A jukebox musical featuring the music of Tina Turner, the musical tells the star’s story from growing up in Nutbush, Tennessee to becoming one of the most iconic singers of all time.

Written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, Tina is directed by Phyllida Lloyd with choreography by Anthony van Laast. The Broadway production opened in 2019.


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