The North American tour of the Tony-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen, which launched September 25, 2018, in Denver, has recouped its investment after 12 weeks on tour.
The tour, now playing Seattle’s Paramount Theatre through February 2, was the first show in Ahmanson Theatre history to gross more than $2 million in a single playing week. The show also had the highest-grossing week in the history of San Francisco’s Curran.
“Our audiences across the country have enthusiastically welcomed Dear Evan Hansen in to their hearts,” said Lauren Reid, Chief Operating Officer of the John Gore Organization and Broadway Across America. “We look forward to Dear Evan Hansen’s long life on the road and can’t wait to bring the show to more of our markets in the seasons to come.”
The Broadway production recouped its $9.5 million capitalization costs in July 2017, eight months after the show began performances.
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).