Casting is set for the Los Angeles engagement of “Dear Evan Hansen” at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre from June 29-July 31. The show won six Tony Awards, including best musical, in 2017.
Anthony Norman will play the title role Evan Hansen, Coleen Sexton will play his mother, Heidi Hansen and Lili Thomas will play Cynthia Murphy, mother to Zoe and Connor. Pablo Laucerica and Micaela Lamas also join the onstage company as family friend Jared Kleinman and classmate Alana Beck. John Hemphill, Nikhil Saboo and Alaina Anderson all remain with the tour, continuing their roles as Larry Murphy, Connor Murphy and Zoe Murphy, respectively.
The cast also includes Jeffrey Cornelius (as the Evan alternate) and understudies Valeria Ceballos, Ian Coursey, Reese Sebastian Diaz, Gillian Jackson Han, Isabel Santiago, Daniel Robert Sulivan, Kelsey Venter and Pierce Wheeler.
“Dear Evan Hansen” features a book by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson (“Fosse/Verdon”), 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”). “Dear Evan Hansen” opened to rave reviews on December 4, 2016, at the Music Box Theatre, where it’s broken all box office records and struck a chord with critics and audiences alike.
Tickets for “Dear Evan Hansen” start at $40. They are available through centertheatregroup.org, audience services at (213)972-4400 or in person at the Center Theatre Group Box Offices (at the Ahmanson Theatre) at The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave. Performances run Tuesday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. The Ahmanson Theatre is located at 135 N. Grand Ave.
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