Theatre fans, rejoice, because a new production of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen will be gracing the stage of the Palace Theatre Manchester as part of a UK tour in 2025. Off the back of the film adaptation of the original Broadway musical, starring ben Platt, Kaitlyn Dever and Julianne Moore, the show will head to Manchester in February 2025.
Packed with some of the biggest musical theatre songs of the last decade, Dear Evan Hansen boasts a score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Oscar-winning composers for The Greatest Showman) and is based on the book by Steven Levenson. Its many awards include the Tony Award for Best Musical, Olivier Award for Best New Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.
Today is going to be a good day. And here’s why… Meet Evan: an anxious high school kid who wants nothing more than to fit in. The thing is, on his way to fitting in, he didn’t tell the whole truth, and now must give up on a life he never dreamt he’d have. As events spiral and the truth comes out, Evan faces a reckoning with himself and everyone around him.
Director Adam Penford said: “Dear Evan Hansen has thrilled audiences on both sides of the Atlantic since it first premiered in 2015. Evan’s powerful story grips and moves people, told through a captivating script and musical score.
“This first, major, new and exciting UK production offers the opportunity to reexamine some of its contemporary themes and present this brand-new version to Nottingham and around the UK. I’m excited to begin the search for our Evan very soon.”
Tickets for Dear Evan Hansen at the Palace Theatre Manchester go on sale on Friday 17 November here.