Following a record-breaking, sold-out engagement in Los Angeles, the national tour of Dear Evan Hansen will play a return L.A. engagement in Center Theatre Group’s 2020–2021 season at the Ahmanson Theatre.
Ticket information and performance dates will be announced at a later date.
Dear Evan Hansen, which was seen in Los Angeles October 17–November 25, became the first show in Ahmanson history to gross more than $2 million in a single playing week. The show went on to break its own record for each of the next four consecutive weeks, earning over $2.5 million in the final week.
“Dear Evan Hansen was truly a record-breaking phenomenon that captivated Los Angeles every night at the Ahmanson Theatre,” said Douglas C. Baker, Center Theatre Group Producing Director in a statement. “We’re thrilled with the show’s extraordinarily strong ticket sales. Even more remarkable is the musical’s emotional impact on our audiences. It’s clear from the response and energy in the theatre after each performance that Los Angeles can’t get enough of Dear Evan Hansen, so we couldn’t wait to announce its return in the 2020–2021 Season.”
The tour opened in Denver in September, where it played 36 performances before moving to Los Angeles. The show will open November 27 at ASU Gammage Auditorium in Tempe, Arizona, where it continues through December 2 before going on to San Francisco and Costa Mesa.
The current cast features Ben Levi Ross in the title role, with Jessica Phillips as Heidi Hansen, Jared Goldsmith as Jared Kleinman, Phoebe Koyabe as Alana Beck, Christiane Noll as Cynthia Murphy, Aaron Lazar as Larry Murphy, Marrick Smith as Connor Murphy, and Maggie McKenna as Zoe Murphy.
Dear Evan Hansen, which continues its acclaimed Broadway run at the Music Box Theatre, features a score by the Tony- and Oscar-winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight, A Christmas Story), a book by Tony winner Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex), choreography by Danny Mefford (Fun Home), and direction by multiple Tony nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then).