Dear Evan Hansen
By Steven Levenson
Lyrics and music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Originally produced at Arena Stage, Washington, DC
July 10 - August 23, 2015
About the Premiere Production:
A letter, a lie, a life he never dreamed he could have.
Evan Hansen (Pitch Perfect's Ben Platt) is about to get everything he’s ever wanted: the girl of his dreams, the perfect family he’s always longed for and a chance to finally fit in. He just has to hope that his chance to connect isn’t blown by the secrets he has to conceal.
Featuring a score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (A Christmas Story, Dogfight), a book by Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex) and directed by three-time Tony nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal), Dear Evan Hansen is a moving and original musical about more than how we share, like or friend; it’s about how we love, feel and survive in the modern world.
Cast: Laura Dreyfuss, Mike Faist, Rachel Bay Jones, Alexis Molnar, Michael Park, Ben Platt, Will Roland, and Jennifer Laura Thompson.
Director: Michael Grief
Choreographer: Danny Mefford
Production Stage Manager: Judith Schoenfeld
Music Director: Dror Baitel & Ben Cohn
Music Supervisor: Alex Lacamore
Associate Projection Design/Programmer: Grant McDonald
Projection Design: Peter Nigrini
Scenic Design: David Korins
Assistant Stage Manager: Michael McGoff
Lighting Design: Japhy Weideman
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting
• Second Stage Theatre, New York, NY, March 26 - May 22, 2016
• "2ST announces complete casting of Dear Evan Hansen," New York Theatre Guide, February 2, 2016
• "Dear Evan Hansen at Arena Stage (review)," DC Theatre Scene, July 31, 2015