Phoenix Best Joins Cast of Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen March 13

Broadway News   Phoenix Best Joins Cast of Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen March 13
Best succeeds Kristolyn Lloyd in the role of Alana in the Tony-winning musical.
Phoenix Best
Phoenix Best

Phoenix Best, recently seen as Éponine in the national tour of Les Misérables, takes over the role of Alana Beck in Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen beginning March 13 at the Music Box Theatre.

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Best succeeds original Broadway cast member Kristolyn Lloyd, who played her final performance March 11.

Best, who previously understudied the role, has also been seen in the Tony-winning revival of The Color Purple and regionally in Dreamgirls.

Hello, Dolly! alum Taylor Trensch officially took his first bow as Evan Hansen February 6. The actor succeeded Noah Galvin in the role created by Tony winner Ben Platt.

Dear Evan Hansen 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).

Original cast members Laura Dreyfuss, Tony winner Rachel Bay Jones, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Tony nominee Mike Faist, Michael Park, and Will Roland have all extended their contracts and will remain with the musical through May.


(Updated March 13, 2018)

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