Broadway cast member Ben Levi Ross has been cast in the role of Evan Hansen in the first national tour of Dear Evan Hansen, launching in Denver. Ross made his Broadway debut in Dear Evan Hansen last fall as a cover for Connor, Jared, and Evan at the Music Box Theatre. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
Dear Evan Hansen will launch in October at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The tour will go on to play more than 50 cities over a two-year period, including Los Angeles (Ahmanson Theater), San Francisco (the Curran), Las Vegas (the Smith Center), Chicago (Oriental Theatre), Atlanta (the Fox Theatre), Boston (the Boston Opera House), and more. In addition, Dear Evan Hansen will launch its first international production in Canada in March 2019 at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre.
With a Tony-winning score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and a Tony-winning book by Steven Levenson, Dear Evan Hansen is described as follows: "A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in."
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