|"Dear Evan Hansen" to Reopen on Broadway December 11; London & Touring Production Return Dates Also Announced|
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|TONY AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
TO REOPEN ON BROADWAY
OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTION TO
RELAUNCH IN LONDON THIS OCTOBER
RECORD BREAKING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
TO REOPEN IN DECEMBER IN GREENSBORO, NC
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
EACH COMPANY WILL WELCOME
MENTAL HEALTH CARE WORKERS
IN THEIR INAUGURAL WEEKS
New York, NY (May 13, 2021) – Producer Stacey Mindich is thrilled to announce that Dear Evan Hansen will reopen on Broadway on December 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm ET. The Tony Award-winning Best Musical will return to its home at the Music Box Theatre (239 W 45th Street, NYC) five years after its original Broadway opening.
Mindich also announced today that the musical’s other two critically-acclaimed productions will open this fall, beginning with the London production of Dear Evan Hansen, which won the 2020 Olivier Award for Best Musical and will reopen at the Noël Coward Theatre on October 26, 2021. The third year of the record-breaking North American Tour will relaunch on December 7, 2021 in Greensboro, North Carolina before visiting more than 30 cities across the US and Canada in the 2021/2022 season. For a full list of tour cities and venues, visit www.dearevanhansen.com.
Tickets are now on-sale for the Broadway and touring productions of Dear Evan Hansen, and tickets for the West End production will go on sale to the public on May 18, 2021. For tickets to all three productions, visit www.dearevanhansen.com.
“It’s a remarkable feeling to put plans in place to relaunch all three Dear Evan Hansen companies, though we, like everyone in the theater industry, are facing considerable challenges,” Mindich said. "We will proceed safely and smartly to ensure a safe and equitable workplace for everyone when we return, and protect our cast, crew and audiences amidst a world forever changed and continuously evolving due to both the global pandemic and the cultural and racial reckoning. We hope that Dear Evan Hansen’s message of human connection and acceptance will feel more vital than ever.”
As part of the relaunch, Mindich has promised that, with the help of their mental health not-for-profit partners in the US and the UK, all three productions will hold a special night in their first weeks of performances to honor mental health care workers and volunteers, who will be invited to attend as guests. On Broadway, Dear Evan Hansen has partnered with American Express to help make this possible.
“Mental well-being has become a core part of our show’s narrative over the years, and we hear from so many audience members about how the show has helped them on their own journeys to mental wellness,” Mindich said. “We have had long-standing relationships with some of this country’s and the United Kingdom’s mental health not-for-profits and we want to honor the mental health care workers and volunteers who have worked tirelessly through these trying times.”
All reopening plans will be done in compliance with state and local government COVID-19 protocols, are subject to the approval of the NY State Department of Health and the Governor, and will move forward as planned only if deemed safe for the Dear Evan Hansen audience members, cast and crew. While COVID guidelines and safety protocols are still being worked out, the intention is to open at full capacity. The Music Box Theatre is committed to providing healthy and safe facilities for audiences, performers, and staff. Based on CDC and state guidelines at the time of performance, protocols may include mask enforcement, increased cleaning and ventilation/filtration enhancements, vaccination, or negative test verification, and more. These are subject to change. Ticket holders who do not comply with venue policies cannot be admitted.
As part of Broadway’s “Buy with Confidence” ticket policy, all tickets purchased for the Broadway production of Dear Evan Hansen for any performance now through January 17, 2022 can be exchanged for another date or refunded until two hours before the performance.
Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson (Fosse/Verdon), a score by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).
Declared “One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by the Washington Post’s Peter Marks, Dear Evan Hansen opened at the Music Box Theatre to rave reviews on December 4, 2016, where it’s broken all box office records and struck a chord with critics and audiences alike. It went on to win six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Production, two Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Helen Hayes Awards. The show launched its First North American Tour at the Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado in October 2018 and has since performed in more than 40 cities across North America playing for more than 1.5 million audience members. The West End Production of Dear Evan Hansen
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