The producers of the Broadway hit musical Dear Evan Hansen will cast a British actor as part of plans to transfer the show to the West End, according to the Daily Mail. Having opened at the Music Box Theatre in 2016, Dear Evan Hansen took Broadway by storm, picking up six Tony Awards including Best Original Score for song-writing duo Pasek and Paul, Best Book of a Musical for Steven Levenson, and Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for Ben Platt.
Dear Evan Hansen
From the writers of La La Land and The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen is the hit Broadway musical about a teenage boy who suffers from social anxiety, and finds it difficult to talk to people and make friends.
Dear Evan Hansen opened on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre in 2016, and was an instant hit, loved for its story, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s score, and the leading performance of Ben Platt in the title role. The musical picked up 6 Tony Awards in 2017 including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score, which includes “Waving Through a Window”, “Anybody Have a Map?” and “You Will Be Found”.
Producers of the musical have strongly hinted that the musical will transfer to London in the future, and are looking for a British actor to lead the cast. Stacey Mindich has said that they would also use colour-blind casting for the West End production.
A London transfer of Dear Evan Hansen is set for the West End in the future, and details on how to buy tickets will be available here when details are announced.
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It's one of the biggest hits on Broadway right now and as Dear Evan Hansen is gearing up to see if it can take home the Tony Award for Best Musical at the 2017 ceremony next week rumours are circulating that the show could find itself in London's West End in 2018.
In what has been a packed year for new musical theatre on Broadway one show has certainly stood out. Dear Evan Hansen the 9-time Tony Award-nominated musical has been playing to packed houses at Broadway's Music Box Theatre since November 2016 where it landed on Broadway following an Off-Broadway run and a premiere in Washington D.C. A rare example of a truly original musical it features a book by Steven Levenson and music and lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul.