The cast for Dear Evan Hansen in London’s West End has been revealed.
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 has proved a huge hit on Broadway.
Now Dear Evan Hansen is on its way to London’s West End in 2019, opening at the Noel Coward Theatre in November.
Ahead of rehearsals beginning, the London cast of Dear Evan Hansen has been reported.
Dear Evan Hansen cast
Lucy Anderson will play Zoe Murphy and Doug Colling will play Connor Murphy with Lauren Ward and Rupert Young as their parents Cynthia & Larry Murphy.
Jack Loxton will play Jared with Nicole Raquel Dennis as Alana.
Marcus Harman will play alternate Evan in certain performances as well as covering for the roles of Connor and Jared.
Completing the cast are understudies Tricia Adele-Turner (Heidi and Cynthia u/s), David Breeds (Evan, Connor and Jared u/s), Haydn Cox (Connor and Jared u/s) Natalie Kassanga (Zoe and Alana u/s), Hannah Lindsey (Heidi and Cynthia u/s), and Mark Peachey (Larry u/s), Courtney Stapleton (Zoe and Alana u/s) and Alex Thomas-Smith (Evan and Jared u/s) and James Winter (Larry u/s).
Producer Stacey Mindich said: “It’s been a dream of ours to bring Dear Evan Hansen across the pond, and I’m just thrilled that we’ve found the perfect cast to fulfill this dream and introduce this original musical – and it’s very real and very universal themes – to London.
“In fact, the entire casting process was a joy for the creative team and me, as we met so many amazingly talented actors who were already familiar with the show and its score.”
Currently Dear Evan Hansen is scheduled to begin previews on the West End from 29 October 2019 with official opening night slated for 19 November 2019.
A synopsis of the show reads:
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.
Evan’s life begins to look the way he always hoped it would, he’s finally found a way to fit in but can he maintain it?
The creative team from Broadway will oversee the transfer: Director Michael Greif, costume design by Emily Rebholz; musical supervision by Alex Lacamoire; sound design by Nevin Steinberg; choreography by Danny Mefford; scenic design by David Korins; projection design by Peter Nigrini and lighting design by Japhy Weideman.