Discover his inspiration for the children’s story about a cheeky little fellow with big dreams of being in the spotlight.
The Tony Award-winning musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN has extended its run at London’s Noël Coward Theatre, confirming a new booking period until 27 June 2020.
The musical’s London run comprises an all-British cast and includes a number of West End debuts.
Sam Tutty stars as the title character, Evan Hansen, in his first West End role. Joining him in making their debuts are Lucy Anderson as Zoe Murphy, Doug Collin as Connor Murphy and Marcus Harman – who also plays Evan at certain performances.
The cast is completed by Rebecca McKinnis as Heidi Hansen, Lauren Ward as Cynthia Murphy, Rupert Young as Larry Murphy, Jack Loxton as Jared Kleinman, Nicole Raquel Dennis as Alana Beck as well as Tricia Adele-Turner, David Breeds, Haydn Cox, Natalie Kassanga, Hannah Lindsey, Mark Peachey, Courtney Stapleton, Alex Thomas-Smith and James Winter.
“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 fulfil this dream and introduce this original musical – and it’s very real and very universal themes – to London,” says Stacey Mindich, the show’s producer. “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.”
Sam Tutty stars as Evan Hansen
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. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is a new musical about life and the way we live it.
Directed by Michael Greif and winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, as well as the 2018 Grammy award for Best Musical Theatre Album, DEAR EVAN HANSEN features book by Tony award-winner Steven Levenson and a score by Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning composers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul – the score includes the tracks Waving Through a Window, For Forever, You Will Be Found and Words Fail.
The West End production also reunites the creatives behind the Broadway original and features 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.
Music supervision, orchestrations and additional arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire, Ben Cohn is the associate music supervisor, vocal arrangements and additional arrangements are by Justin Paul and choreography is by Danny Mefford.
The Broadway production of DEAR EVAN HANSEN opened at the Music Box Theatre on 4 December 2016, where it has broken all box office records. A US national tour launched in October 2018 and a production opened at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre earlier this year.
Book tickets for DEAR EVAN HANSEN now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.