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Ben Platt Comes Aboard Dear Evan Hansen, Premiering at Arena Stage in D.C. This Summer

Dear Evan Hansen

Ben Platt, formerly of Broadway’s The Book of Mormon and the 2012 musical movie “Pitch Perfect,” has joined the cast of the world premiere of Dear Evan Hansen, a new musical with a book by Steven Levenson, music and lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (A Christmas StoryDogfight). The show will premiere this summer at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. http://www.arenastage.org/shows-tickets/the-season/productions/dear-evan-hansen/

Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal) will direct the musical that runs July 10-Aug. 23. Danny Mefford choreographs with musical direction by Alex Lacamoire.

Here’s how it’s billed: “A letter, a lie, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to find out what it really means to belong… Dear Evan Hansen is a contemporary, intimate story of hope, heartache and the things in life we all need—friends, family and a place to call home.”

Hear Ben Platt singing a clip from DEAR EVAN HANSEN here: https://soundcloud.com/arenastage-1/window-3minute