The box office at the Music Box Theatre, which will soon be the home of the Broadway transfer of Dear Evan Hansen, opens for business October 3. Previews for the acclaimed musical, which began its New York life last season Off-Broadway, begin November 14 prior to an official opening December 4.
The original musical features a score by the Tony and Emmy-nominated songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight, A Christmas Story), a book by Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex), choreography by Danny Mefford (Fun Home) and direction by three-time Tony nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then).
Sparked by a real-life death at Pasek's high school more than a decade ago, Dear Evan Hansen follows one student's struggle for identity amid the ensuing chaos. Following its debut at Arena Stage in 2015, the Off-Broadway premiere opened May 1 at Second Stage Theatre and quickly sold out its entire limited run, which ended May 29.
Pitch Perfect's Ben Platt, who led the world and New York premieres of the musical, will once again star as Evan Hansen. He will be joined by Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Mike Faist, Michael Park, Will Roland and Kristolyn Lloyd.
Dear Evan Hansen features scenic design by David Korins, projection design by Peter Nigrini, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, costume design by Emily Rebholz and sound design by Nevin Steinberg. Music supervision, orchestrations and additional arrangement are by Alex Lacamoire. The musical director is Ben Cohn. Vocal arrangements and additional arrangements are by Justin Paul. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting. Adrienne Campbell-Holt serves as associate director. Judith Schoenfeld will serve as production stage manager, with Michael McGoff as stage manager. Jayne Hong and Rachel Weinstein are associate producers. 101 Productions serves as executive producer.