Dear Evan Hansen London is coming to the West End – here’s all we know so far about the show!
With a score written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight, The Greatest Showman) and a book by Steven Levenson Dear Evan Hansen has proved a huge hit on Broadway.
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 original Broadway production starred Pitch Perfect’s Ben Platt and received nine nominations, winning six including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score and Best Actor for Platt.
Now Dear Evan Hansen is on its way to London’s West End in 2019.
Dear Evan Hansen West End opening night
Dear Evan Hansen will open in London in autumn 2019.
The musical will play at the Noel Coward Theatre, on St Martin’s Lane in London, WC2.
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.
However, as fans of Hamilton London will know, these dates are liable to change.
Dear Evan Hansen London tickets
Following a pre-sale, tickets are now on general sale from £30 with the show booking through until March 2020 at the Noel Coward Theatre.
Performances will be 7:30PM Monday-Saturday with 2:30PM matinees on Wednesday and Saturdays.
There is currently a strictly-enforced limit of 6 tickets per person, per booking period.
Tickets are expected to go fast but don’t worry: If the show is even half as successful as it was in New York, it’ll be playing on the West End for years to come.
Who will be on the cast?
As yet the original London casting for Dear Evan Hansen in the West End has not been confirmed.
Open call auditions for all parts were held in February. Producers encouraged anyone who wanted to try out to turn up to events in London and Manchester to audition.
In addition, online auditions have been held worldwide. Potential performers are able to submit a video of themselves singing via the official website.
Meanwhile, 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.