Newcomer Sam Tutty has been cast in the lead titular role of Dear Evan Hansen as the Broadway production prepares for its West End premiere next month, as full casting is announced. Tutty, a recent graduate of Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London, will make his West End debut in the role of Evan Hansen. He recently appeared in the European premiere of Once On This Island as Southwark Playhouse with British Theatre Academy.
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The smash-hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen is set to transfer to London’s Noel Coward Theatre in November 2019, with tickets for this exciting production now on sale.
From the writers of La La Land and The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen is the hit Broadway musical about a teenage boy who finds it difficult to talk to people and make friends. However, following a tragic event involving one of his classmates, he finds himself drawn closer to a group of people for the first time in his life.
Dear Evan Hansen will run in London at the Noel Coward Theatre in the West End from November 2019, with tickets available now. Best availability for Friday and Saturday performances from 10th February 2020.
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 they are looking for a British actor to lead the cast, while Stacey Mindich has said that they would cast the West End production colour-blind.
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Dear Evan Hansen reviews
"Don’t just sit there, get tickets. Get tickets for your whole family and your best buddies. Give a pair of tickets to the person who delivers your mail."
Margret Echeverria, New York Theatre Guide
"While the show revolves around teenagers, this isn’t High School Musical or Grease, but a very adult musical... It’s a powerful, intimate, original and redemptive story."
Mark Shenton, The Stage
"This gorgeous heartbreaker of a musical has grown in emotional potency during its journey to the big leagues, after first being produced in Washington and off-Broadway. Rarely – scratch that — never have I heard so many stifled sobs and sniffles in the theater."
Charles Isherwood, New York Times
"Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s score, orchestrated by Alex Lacamoire, brims with tuneful and thoughtful songs that sound, as few Broadway songs do, like they could be on the radio tomorrow; Evan’s first number, “Waving Through a Window,” is an instant classic."
Adam Feldman, Time Out
"What's perhaps most distinctive about the melodic emo-pop score for Dear Evan Hansen is how beautifully it captures the peaks and valleys of adolescence, in the thoughtful lyrics and in the music itself, given expressive orchestrations by Hamilton Tony winner Alex Lacamoire."
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
Throughout his life, teenager Evan Hansen has felt invisible: his school friends, the girl he loves, and his own family look straight through him. Having struggled to make friends, his therapist suggests Evan writes a daily letter to himself focussing on what will be good about that day, but some days he simply runs out of hope for his future.
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Details have been announced on a further booking period for the West End premiere of Dear Evan Hansen, opening at the Noel Coward Theatre. Written by Steven Levenson and original music and lyrics by The Greatest Showman composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Dear Evan Hansen follows Evan Hansen as he struggles to fit in, writing a letter that is later read and widely shared. The musical features songs including ‘You Will Be Found’, ‘Waving Through a Window’ and ‘Sincerely, Me’.
Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen is set to transfer to the West End late next year, it has been announced. The musical, written by The Greatest Showman composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, tells the story of a high school student called Evan Hansen who suffers from severe anxiety which has an effect on his ability to connect with people. However, the tragic death of a classmate brings him closer to the student’s family. Dear Evan Hansen will run at the Noel Coward Theatre in London from November 2019, with ticket information and on-sale dates announced soon.
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.