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Who Will Play Evan Hansen in London? A British Actor, Says Producer Stacey Mindich

Who Will Play Evan Hansen in London? A British Actor, Says Producer Stacey Mindich

Dear Evan Hansen is already a mega-hit in New York City, and it is expected to cross the pond for a West End production soon. But who will play the icon title character in London? It will be a British actor, according to the Daily Mail.

Producer Stacey Mindich recently revealed that the team will be on the hunt for a new star for the role, which has been played on Broadway by Ben Platt (Tony Award), Noah Galvin, and now Taylor Trensch. "I want audiences to feel as close to Evan as possible," Mindich told DM.

Official casting has not yet begun.

The first national touring production of this year's Best Musical Tony Award-winner Dear Evan Hansen will launch in October 2018 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The tour will go on to play more than 50 cities over a two-year period, including Buffalo, NY (Shea's Performing Arts Center), Charlotte, NC (Blumenthal Performing Arts), Chicago, IL (Broadway In Chicago), Los Angeles, CA (Center Theatre Group), and many more as part of the 2018-2019 season.

The winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson, a score by Academy Award and Tony winning composers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif. The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Dear Evan Hansen, produced by Atlantic Records, was released in February 2017, making an extraordinary debut on the Billboard 200 and entering the chart at #8 - the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961.

Dear Evan Hansen opened at the Music Box Theatre to rave reviews on December 4, 2016, where it's broken all box office records and has struck a chord with critics and audiences alike. In addition to winning six Tony awards, Dear Evan Hansen has won numerous other awards, including the 2017 Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Production and for the off-Broadway production, two Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award, and two Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Helen Hayes Awards.

Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

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