The Dear Evan Hansen UK Tour is announced for 2024/25 opening at Nottingham Playhouse.
Dear Evan Hansen UK Tour
A New production of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen has been announced. The Dear Evan Hansen UK Tour will originate at Nottingham Playhouse in September 2024.
The new touring production will be directed by Nottingham Playhouse’s Artistic Director Adam Penford.
Director Adam Penford said, “Dear Evan Hansen has thrilled audiences on both sides of the Atlantic since it first premiered in 2015. Evan’s powerful story grips and moves people, told through a captivating script and musical score. This first, major, new and exciting UK production offers the opportunity to reexamine some of its contemporary themes and present this brand-new version to Nottingham and around the UK. I’m excited to begin the search for our Evan very soon.”
Packed with some of the biggest musical theatre songs of the last decade, Dear Evan Hansen has a score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Oscar-winning composers for The Greatest Showman) and a book by Steven Levenson. Its many awards include the Tony® Award for Best Musical, Olivier Award for Best New Musical and the Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.
WHAT IS DEAR EVAN HANSEN ABOUT?
Today is going to be a good day. And here’s why…
Meet Evan: an anxious high school kid who wants nothing more than to fit in. The thing is, on his way to fitting in, he didn’t tell the whole truth. And now must give up on a life he never dreamt he’d have. As events spiral and the truth comes out, Evan faces a reckoning with himself and everyone around him.
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