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Dear Evan Hansen

12th March 2020
Posted by Aston Avery

The West End production “Dear Evan Hansen” has announced a further release of tickets, with the critically acclaimed production now booking to 30 May 2020. The score is by the Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning composers of “The Greatest Showman” and“La La Land”Benj Pasek & Justin Paul.  The show has won six Tony awards including Best Musical, as well as the 2018 Grammy award for Best Musical Theatre Album.  “Dear Evan Hansen” is directed byfour-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif and features a book by Tony award-winner Steven Levenson (Fosse/Verdon).

“Dear Evan Hansen” has won the Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Production and for the off-Broadway production, two Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Helen Hayes Awards.  The Grammy Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of “Dear Evan Hansen” produced by Atlantic Records, was released in February 2017, making an extraordinary debut on the Billboard 200 and entering the chart at #8 – the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961. The album went on to win the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album and recently became only the third cast recording this decade to go gold.  A deluxe version of the cast recording, including six bonus tracks and a pop cover from Katy Perry of ‘Waving Through a Window’ is available digitally.

Aston spoke to Sam Tutty who plays Evan Hansen and Rebecca McKinnis who plays Heidi Hansen (Evan’s Mum) to chat about the show in further detail.  

Image: Matthew Murphy