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Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents DEAR EVAN HANSEN, which opened last night, July 30, in the Kreeger Theater (read the reviews!) for a run through August 23. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below!

The original musical, featuring a score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (Broadway's A Christmas Story, The Musical; Dogfight), a book by Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex) and directed by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Broadway's Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then), is a contemporary, intimate story of hope, heartache and the things in life we all need-friends, family and a place to call home.

Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, Broadway's The Book of Mormon) stars in the title role. Platt is joined by Rachel Bay Jones(Broadway's Pippin), Laura Dreyfuss (Glee, Broadway's Once), Tony Award nominee Jennifer Laura Thompson(Broadway's Wicked, Urinetown) and Emmy Award winner Michael Park (As the World Turns, Broadway's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof). Rounding out the company are Mike Faist (Broadway's Newsies), Alexis Molnar (59E59's Harbor) andWill Roland (Center Theatre Group's The Black Suits).

With choreography by Danny Mefford and music supervision, orchestrations and dance arrangements by Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire, the creative team for Dear Evan Hansen also includes scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Clive Goodwin, projection design by Peter Nigrini, music direction by Ben Cohn, New York casting by Tara Rubin, stage manager Judy Schoenfeld and assistant stage manager Michael McGoff.

Photo Credit: Cameron Whitman Photography

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Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Justin Paul, Steven Levenson and Benj Pasek

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Cast member Ben Platt

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Cast members Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Cast members Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Cast members Jennifer Laura Thompson and Laura Dreyfuss

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Cast members Michael Park and Mike Faist

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Cast members Will Roland and Alexis Molnar

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Cast members Mike Faist, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Michael Park and Laura Dreyfuss

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Cast members Jennifer Laura Thompson and Rachel Bay Jones

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Cast members Mike Faist, Will Roland, Michael Park and Ben Platt

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
The cast of the world-premiere musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Stacey Mindich and director Michael Greif

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Arena Stage Executive Producer Edgar Dobie and Artistic Director Molly Smith

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Cast members Jennifer Laura Thompson and Rachel Bay Jones with D.C. fashion designer Shafaq Saeed. Jennifer and Laura are styled in fashions by Saeed.

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Cast member Rachel Bay Jones and daughter Miranda, styled in fashions by Shafaq Saeed.

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Cast member Laura Dreyfuss and boyfriend James Adam Shelley

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Justin Paul and wife Asher Fogle Paul

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Cast member Ben Platt and brother Jonah Platt

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Julie, Ben and Marc Platt

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Young critic Iain Armitage

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith, Iain Armitage and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Projection designer Peter Nigrini and lighting designer Japhy Weideman

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Choreographer Danny Mefford and associate set designer Amanda Stephens

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Wendy Orshan and Stacey Mindich

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Music director Ben Cohn and Sean McDaniel

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Associate set designer Amanda Stephens, costume designer Emily Rebholz and assistant director Jaki Bradley

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Benj Pasek, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justin Paul and Steven Levenson

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Arena Stage Board Chair Beth Newburger Schwartz

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Marc, Julie and Jonah Platt with Courtney Galiano

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Stage manager Judith Shoenfeld and co-music supervisor Christopher Jahnke

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
Benj Pasek, Iain Armitage and Ben Platt

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