Ahead of its Broadway opening this winter, fans of Dear Evan Hansen can listen to the show's star, Ben Platt, sing “Waving Through a Window” from the new musical. Produced by Stacey Mindich, the Broadway transfer of the Off-Broadway hit will officially open at the Belasco Theatre December 4, with previews set to begin November 14.
Pitch Perfect's Platt, who led the world and New York premieres of the musical, will once again star as Evan Hansen.
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 amidst 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.
Platt will be joined on Broadway by his Second Stage co-stars, Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Mike Faist, Will Roland and Kristolyn Lloyd. Emmy Award winner Michael Park, who originated the role of Larry Murphy at Arena Stage in Washington D.C., returns for the Broadway production. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting.
The tickets ($49-$149) can be ordered from Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. The Belasco Theatre box office (111 West 44th Street) opens October 3. For more news and information, visit DearEvanHansen.com.