“Dear Evan Hansen” Opens At Ahmanson Theatre

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The winner of six Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, “Dear Evan Hansen,” will begin performances June 29, opens July 1 in Los Angeles at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre continues through July 31, 2022. The production returns to the Ahmanson following its record-breaking sold-out run in 2018.

“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 where it’s broken all box office records and struck a chord with critics and audiences alike. It went on to win six 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 cast for year four of the Tony Award-winning musical’s record-breaking national tour includes Anthony Norman as the title role Evan Hansen, Coleen Sexton as his mother, Heidi Hansen and Lili Thomas as Cynthia Murphy, mother to Zoe and Connor. Pablo Laucerica and Micaela Lamas also join the onstage company as family friend Jared Kleinman and classmate Alana Beck. John Hemphill, Nikhil Saboo and Alaina Anderson all remain with the tour, continuing their roles as Larry Murphy, Connor Murphy and Zoe Murphy respectively.

The cast also includes Jeffrey Cornelius (as the Evan alternate) and understudies Valeria CeballosIan CourseyReese Sebastian DiazGillian Jackson HanIsabel SantiagoDaniel Robert SulivanKelsey Venter and Pierce Wheeler.

The show launched its First North American Tour at the Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado in October 2018; it relaunched on December 7, 2021 in Greensboro, North Carolina, and will visit more than 30 cities across the U.S. and Canada in the 2022/2023 season.

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