‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Film Gets Release Date


Dear Evan Hansen
Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen; Photo from Facebook page

Universal Pictures has just announced that the Dear Evan Hansen film will be released in US cinemas on September 24, according to Deadline.

As previously reported, Platt will be reprising his Tony-Award winning role as Evan Hansen. He will be joined by Julianne Moore as Heidi Hansen, Amy Adams as Cynthia Murphy, Kaitlyn Dever as Zoe Murphy, Colton Ryan as Connor Murphy, Danny Pino as Larry Murphy, Nik Dodani as Jared Kleinman, and Amandla Stenberg as Alana Beck.

It is directed by Stephen Chbosky, with a screenplay by Steven Levenson, who also wrote the book for the original Broadway musical. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who won the Tony for Best Original Score, return to provide music and lyrics for the film.

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Dear Evan Hansen opened on Broadway in 2016 and won 6 out of 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for Levenson, Best Original Score for Pasek and Paul, and Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for Platt.

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