Dear Evan Hansen, winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Musical, played its final Broadway performance September 18 at the Music Box Theatre. At closing, the production played 1,678 regular performances and 21 previews, making it one of the 50 longest-running shows in Broadway history.
The final company included Sam Primack, Talia Simone Robinson, Jessica Phillips, Ann Sanders, Noah Kieserman, Manoel Felciano, Gaten Matarazzo, Ciara Alyse Harris, Mateo Lizcano, Julian Diaz-Granados, Alex Humphreys, Matthew Edward Kemp, Jane Pfitsch, Asa Somers, Josh Strobl, Nicole Van Giesen, and D'Kaylah Unique Whitley.
Before saying goodbye, the company of Dear Evan Hansen sent us some of their favorite pictures, videos, and memories from the run, which began in November 2016 and subsequently resumed performances following the pandemic shutdown in March 2020.
Dear Evan Hansen features a score by the Tony- and Oscar-winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight, A Christmas Story), a book by Tony winner Steven Levenson (tick, tick...BOOM! movie), choreography by Danny Mefford (Fun Home), and direction by multiple Tony nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then).
Dear Evan Hansen began previews at the Music Box November 14, 2016, prior to an official opening December 4. The musical was nominated for nine 2017 Tony Awards, winning six: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Ben Platt), Best Featured Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Rachel Bay Jones), and Best Orchestrations. The international hit musical reopened its Broadway production December 11, 2021, 21 months after the COVID shutdown.
Revisit the Tony-winning musical with its cast and crew below.
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