National Tour of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Coming to Charlotte in 2018-2019 Season
By Becky BereiterSep 7, 2017
The first national tour of this year’s Best Musical Tony Award-winner Dear Evan Hansen will play in Charlotte as part of the 2018-2019 PNC Broadway Lights season. It was announced September 7, 2017 by producer Stacey Mindich and Blumenthal Performing Arts.
“Nearly every day someone asks me if Dear Evan Hansen is going on tour and if it will be coming to Charlotte,” said Tom Gabbard, President of Blumenthal Performing Arts. “This show has uniquely touched the hearts of people in communities like ours thanks to its outstanding social media presence and its timely message that you are not alone. We couldn’t be more thrilled to host the show in our theatre and community.”
The Dear Evan Hansen tour will be in Charlotte in the winter of 2019 but exact engagement dates and how to purchase groups and single tickets will be announced at a later time. To receive updates on the Charlotte performances, click here.
The Dear Evan Hansen tour will launch in October 2018 at Denver’s Center for the Performing Arts. The tour will go on to play more than 50 cities over a two-year period.
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 4-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.
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, 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.
Dear Evan Hansen is produced on Broadway by Stacey Mindich, Mickey Liddell, Hunter Arnold, Caiola Productions, Double Gemini Productions, Fakston Productions, Roy Furman, Harris Karma Productions, On Your Marks Group, Darren Bagert, Roger & William Berlind, Bob Boyett, Colin Callender, Caitlin Clements, Freddy DeMann, Dante Di Loreto, Bonnie & Kenneth Feld, FickStern Productions, Eric & Marsi Gardiner, Robert Greenblatt, Jere Harris and Darren DeVerna, The John Gore Organization, Mike Kriak, Arielle Tepper Madover, David Mirvish, Eva Price, Zeilinger Productions, Adam Zotovich, Ambassador Theatre Group, Independent Presenters Network, and the Shubert Organization. Executive Producers are Wendy Orshan and Jeffrey M. Wilson, in association with Arena Stage, Molly Smith and Edgar Dobie, and Second Stage Theatre, Carole Rothman, and Casey Reitz. Jayne Hong and Rachel Weinstein are Associate Producers.
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Blumenthal Performing Arts serves the Carolinas as a leading cultural, entertainment and education provider. For more information, call (704) 372-1000 or visit BlumenthalArts.org. Blumenthal Performing Arts receives operating support from the Arts & Science Council and North Carolina Arts Council. Blumenthal Performing Arts is also supported by PNC Bank, sponsor of the PNC Broadway Lights.