In Spring, 2016, another musical first debuted at Arena Stage will open in New York. It was just announced that Dear Evan Hansen will be produced at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street).
With music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight, A Christmas Story), book by Steven Levenson (Showtime’s Masters of Sex), the new musical will continue under the direction of three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens, If/Then). Exact dates and cast to be announced.
“The story of Evan Hansen couldn’t be more current or immediate and I am proud to present the New York Premiere of this powerful and moving new American musical,” said Second Stage Artistic Director Carole Rothman. “I’m also very much looking forward to welcoming Benj and Justin, with whom we so happily collaborated on Dogfight, and Michael Greif, who memorably staged Next to Normal for us, back to the Second Stage family. And I’ve been a fan of Steven’s work for many years, so I am very excited to work with him on this project.
Fans of the composing team of Pasek & Paul get another treat when Dogfight (book by Peter Duchan) opens here at Keegan Theatre August 22nd.