Good news spreads around the entertainment and film industry as more theaters, venues and stadiums continue to reopen post last years pandemic. Now while movie theaters and sports events have been moving forward for sometime, now you can get ready to catch your favorite Playbill on Broadway as soon as later this year.
With Universal's film adaptation of popular play 'Dear Evan Hansen' making its way to a theater near this fall, Deadline reports, The Tony Award-winning Dear Evan Hansen will return to Broadway’s Music Box Theatre on December 11th. This will be 21 months after it, along with all other Broadway productions, shut down due to the Covid pandemic.
The return was announced by producer producer Stacey Mindich, who also said that two other productions of the musical – a North American tour and at the Noël Coward Theatre in London – also will resume performances this Fall. The London staging returns October 26, and the tour relaunches on December 7 in Greensboro, North Carolina before visiting more than 30 cities across the US and Canada.
“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 in a statement. “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.”
Dear Evan Hansen follows, a high schooler with social anxiety who unintentionally gets caught up in a lie after the family of a classmate who died by suicide mistakes one of Hansen’s letters for their son’s suicide note. The Universal Pictures movie adaptation of the musical is expected to hit theaters on September 24, starring original star of the play, Ben Platt in his Tony-winning title role alongside Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, Colton Ryan, Nik Dodani, DeMarius Copes and Danny Pino.
As for the Play, tickets are now on sale for the Broadway and touring productions of Dear Evan Hansen, and tickets for the West End production will go on sale to the public on May 18.