‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to open at Music Hall


Press Release posted by Bob Evans





 Broadway Across America announced today that individual tickets for the Kansas City premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN at the Music Hall will go on sale August 23 at 10 AM. The Pre-sale code for DEAR EVAN HANSEN will be emailed out to the SABATES EYE CENTERS KANSAS CITY BROADWAY SERIES Email Insider list on Wednesday, August 21. Individual tickets to DEAR EVAN HANSEN will be available online at Ticketmaster.com, at the Music Hall box office, 301 W. 13th Street, or by calling 1.800.745.3000. High res production and headshot photos are available here.

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 Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award®winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La LandThe Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award® nominee Michael Greif (RentNext 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 on December 4, 2016. There, it has broken all box office records and struck a chord with audiences and critics alike, including New York Times critic Jesse Green, who, in his May 2019 re-review of the show, declared it “more and more ingenious with each viewing. It is more hopeful than ever.”

The Broadway production recently celebrated its two-year anniversary with a special donation to the Smithsonian, where the show’s iconic blue polo and arm cast will now be part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. A record-breaking US national tour launched in October 2018 and is currently playing across North America, and a limited engagement recently opened at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre, where it ran through July 21, 2019.  The show’s second international production will open in the West End on November 19, 2019 at London’s Noel Coward Theatre.

The Grammy® Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of DEAR EVAN HANSENproduced 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 – and went on to win the 2018 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theatre Album. A deluxe version of the cast recording, including six bonus tracks and a pop cover from Katy Perry of “Waving through a Window” is now available digitally.

A special edition coffee table book authored by Levenson, Pasek and Paul, Dear Evan Hansen: through the window (Grand Central Publishing / Melcher) is now available, offering an in-depth, all-access look at the musical, including never-before-seen production photos and cast portraits, behind-the-scenes stories, and a fully annotated script by the authors.

 In addition to winning six 2017 Tony awards® and a 2018 Grammy Award®, DEAR EVAN HANSENhas 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®. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is also the winner of the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards three years running, and was just proclaimed the Best Long-Running Show and the Best Touring Production in the 2019 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, produced by Stacey Mindich, features scenic design by David Korins, projection design by Peter Nigrini, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, and hair design by David Brian Brown.  Music supervision, orchestrations and additional arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire.  Ben Cohn is the Associate Music Supervisor.  Vocal arrangements and additional arrangements are by Justin PaulDanny Mefford is the choreographer. Casting by Tara Rubin Casting/Xavier RubianoSash Bischoff, Adam Quinn and Danny Sharron are the Associate Directors. Judith Schoenfeld is the Production Supervisor. US General Management 101 Productions.

Performance schedule for DEAR EVAN HANSEN at the Music Hall


Tuesday, October 15th – 7:30pm

Wednesday, October 16th – 7:30pm

Thursday, October 17th – 7:30pm

Friday, October 18th – 7:30pm

Saturday, October 19th – 2:00pm

Saturday, October 19th – 7:30pm

Sunday, October 20th – 1:00pm

Sunday, October 20th – 6:30pm


Please NoteBroadwayInKC.com, AmericanTheatreGuild.comTicketmaster.com, and the Music Hall box office are the only official sources for tickets to the shows in the 2019-20 SABATES EYE CENTERS KANSAS CITY BROADWAY SERIES. If you purchase tickets through another source, you may pay inflated prices and your tickets will not be guaranteed.

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Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of the John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office.  Led by 14-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 45 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s THE LION KING, WICKED, THE BOOK OF MORMON, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and HAMILTON. Current and past productions include AIN’T TOO PROUD, BEAUTIFUL, CATS, CHICAGO, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, MEAN GIRLS, MOULIN ROUGE! and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.

 The American Theatre Guild, a 501(c)(3) organization and the largest not-for-profit touring Broadway Presenter in the nation, supports Broadway seasons in twelve markets including Birmingham, AL; Colorado Springs, CO; Eugene, OR; Kansas City, MO; Lubbock, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Riverside, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; South Bend, IN; Thousand Oaks, CA; Toledo, OH; and Wichita, KS. The American Theatre Guild is dedicated to providing the experience of live theater in order to foster passion, inspire creativity and empower youth within each community.

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