“Dear Evan Hansen” ends a six-year, Tony-winning Broadway run

“Dear Evan Hansen” will have its final Broadway performance on Sunday, September 18, producers announced Tuesday.

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical officially opened on December 4, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre announced a tweet from the show that the graduation day will be an “unforgettable one”.

“Since our earliest reading of Dear Evan Hansen in 2011, there have been two great joys that stand out above all (and there are many),” added producer Stacey Mindich in a statement. “One of those is the immersive and soaring show itself, which never fails to make me think, cry, laugh and try to be a better mother and person. The other observes the profound change in the audience from entering the theater to leaving it.”

At the time of closure, the tear-jerking musical will have played 1,678 regular performances and 21 previews. According to Deadline, it will be among the 50 longest-running Broadway shows in history.

The production won six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score for composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Best Book by Steven Levenson and two Best Leads: Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones.

According to The New York Times, “Dear Evan Hansen” regularly grossed more than $1 million a week before Broadway closed due to COVID-19. The musical reopened its doors on December 11, 2021. A film adaptation of the show was also released last year.

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