DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Engagement at PPAC, Originally Scheduled for May 26 – 31, 2020, Has Been Postponed until October 19 – 24, 2021
PERFORMANCES OF DEAR EVAN HANSEN AT
THE PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER,
ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR MAY 26 – 31, 2020,
HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 19 – 24, 2021
IN PROVIDENCE, DEAR EVAN HANSEN IS PART OF
THE TACO/THE WHITE FAMILY FOUNDATION BROADWAY SERIES
Providence, RI – Due to the ongoing health and financial crises, Dear Evan Hansen, originally scheduled to play at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on May 26 – 31, 2020, has been postponed. New dates will be announced at a later time. In Providence, Dear Evan Hansen is part of the Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series.
Current ticketholders, which includes Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series subscribers, groups, and single ticket buyers, do not need to take any further action. Your tickets will be honored at their new corresponding performance date and time (e.g. a ticket to the Wednesday, May 27 evening performance of Dear Evan Hansen will be honored at the new Wednesday evening performance of Dear Evan Hansen).
The PPAC Box Office window is temporarily closed; however, if you have any questions, please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or email [email protected]
Tickets for Dear Evan Hansen are on sale and can be purchased online at ppacri.org or by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).
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 Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).
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. There, it has broken all box office records and struck a chord with audiences and critics alike, including New York Times critic Jesse Green, who, in his May 2019 re-review of the show, declared it “more and more ingenious with each viewing. It is more hopeful than ever.”
The Broadway production celebrated its third anniversary on Broadway in December 2019. In 2018, Dear Evan Hansen commemorated its two-year anniversary with a special donation to the Smithsonian, where the show’s iconic blue polo and arm cast will now be part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. A record-breaking US national tour launched in October 2018 and is currently playing across North America, and a limited engagement ended at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre, where it ran through July 21, 2019. The show’s second international production opened in the West End on November 19, 2019 at London’s Noel Coward Theatre.
The Grammy Award-winning 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 – and went on to win the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. A deluxe version of the cast recording, including six bonus tracks and a pop cover from Katy Perry of “Waving through a Window” is now available digitally.
A special edition coffee table book authored by Levenson, Pasek and Paul, Dear Evan Hansen: through the window (Grand Central Publishing / Melcher) is now available, offering an in-depth, all-access look at the musical, including never-before-seen production photos and cast portraits, behind-the-scenes stories, and a fully annotated script by the authors.
In addition to winning six 2017 Tony Awards and a 2018 Grammy Award, 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 also the winner of the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards three years running, and was proclaimed the Best Long-Running Show and the Best Touring Production in the 2019 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards.
Dear Evan Hansen, produced by Stacey Mindich, features scenic design by David Korins, projection design by Peter Nigrini, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, and hair design by David Brian Brown. Music supervision, orchestrations and additional arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire. Ben Cohn is the Associate Music Supervisor. Vocal arrangements and additional arrangements are by Justin Paul. Danny Mefford is the choreographer. Casting by Tara Rubin Casting/Xavier Rubiano. Sash Bischoff, Adam Quinn and Danny Sharron are the Associate Directors. Judith Schoenfeld is the Production Supervisor. US General Management 101 Productions.
PPAC Media Contacts
P.J. Prokop, Director of Marketing: (401) 574-3103 / [email protected]
Caitlyn DiPompo, Marketing Projects Specialist: (401) 574-3112 / [email protected]
[PRODUCTION PHOTOS AVAILABLE HERE]