Producer Stacey Mindich has announced that the London production of Dear Evan Hansen, which won the 2020 Olivier Award for Best Musical, will reopen at the Noël Coward Theatre on 26 October 2021.
Tickets for the West End production will go on public sale on 18 May 2021 with tickets for the Broadway and touring productions now on sale. For tickets to all three productions, visit www.dearevanhansen.com
In addition, Mindich announces that the Broadway production will open on 11 December 2021 when the Tony Award-winning Best Musical will return to its home at the Music Box Theatre five years after its original Broadway opening.
The third year of the record-breaking North American Tour will relaunch on 7 December 2021 in Greensboro, North Carolina before visiting more than 30 cities across the US and Canada in the 2021/22 season. For a full list of tour cities and venues, visit www.dearevanhansen.com
“It’s a remarkable feeling to put plans in place to relaunch all three Dear Evan Hansen companies, though we, like everyone in the theater industry, are facing considerable challenges,” Mindich said. “We will proceed safely and smartly to ensure a safe and equitable workplace for everyone when we return, and protect our cast, crew and audiences amidst a world forever changed and continuously evolving due to both the global pandemic and the cultural and racial reckoning. We hope that Dear Evan Hansen’s message of human connection and acceptance will feel more vital than ever.”
As part of the relaunch, Mindich has promised that, with the help of their mental health not-for-profit partners in the UK and the US, all three productions will hold a special night in their first weeks of performances to honor mental health care workers and volunteers, who will be invited to attend as guests.
“Mental well-being has become a core part of our show’s narrative over the years, and we hear from so many audience members about how the show has helped them on their own journeys to mental wellness,” Mindich said. “We have had long-standing relationships with some of this countries and the United Kingdom’s mental health not-for-profits and we want to honour the mental health care workers and volunteers who have worked tirelessly through these trying times.”
Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif.
The West End Production of Dear Evan Hansen opened at the Noël Coward Theatre in November 2019 and recently won the 2020 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, along with two other Olivier Awards. The show’s now-iconic blue polo and arm cast are part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.