Rialto Chatter: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Headed to Broadway Next

By: May. 14, 2016
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Second Stage Theatre's critically acclaimed musical, Dear Evan Hansen, is currently enjoying a sold out run that comes to an Off-Broadway end on Sunday, May 29th. The show has been rumored for a transfer since it opened to rave reviews, a move reportedly confirmed today by the show's lead producer Tony-winner Stacey Mindich, speaking today at a Syracuse University graduation ceremony. No official announcement has yet been made, but stay tuned to BroadwayWorld.com for the latest! Check out the tweet below, from Eric Grode, Director of Syracuse University's Goldring Arts Journalism Program.

Stacey Mindich is a Tony Award-winning producer and was recently named one of Variety's Entertainment Elite. Noteworthy productions include the Tony Award-winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Bridges of Madison County (Tony Award, Best Score), Annie, The Heiress, Lucky Guy, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Lion (Drama Desk Award), and this season's Dear Evan Hansen.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN features a book by Steven Levenson, music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, choreography by Danny Mefford, and direction by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif. Dear Evan Hansen officially opened on Sunday, May 1st at Second Stage Theatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street).

The company includes Ben Platt as the title character, Evan Hansen, as well as John Dossett as Larry, Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe, Mike Faist as Connor, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi, Kristolyn Lloyd as Alana, Will Roland as Jared, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN features scenic design is by David Korins, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, and projection design by Peter Nigrini. The musical director is Ben Cohn and the music supervisor is Alex Lacamoire.

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