Tony-Winning 'Dear Evan Hansen' Recoups on Broadway
The musical starring Ben Platt continues to be a hot ticket after winning six Tony awards.
Dear Evan Hansen is officially in the black.
The Broadway production — which won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical — has recouped its $9.5 million capitalization costs in just 8.5 months. Starring Ben Platt as an adolescent outsider caught up in an unintended lie, it opened to strong reviews last December at the Music Box Theatre, where it’s since been playing to standing-room-only crowds.
"This show has been a labor of love for everyone involved — some of us for more than eight years,” said producer Stacey Mindich. "On behalf of the Dear Evan Hansen family, I can say that we are deeply grateful for our audiences and the way they embrace this show, from Washington, D.C., Off Broadway and now Broadway in such a profound way.”
The show recoups after earning more than $1 million per week throughout the bulk of its run, and has grossed over $40 million to date. Atlantic Records released the musical's cast recording in February.
Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Steven Levenson, music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and direction by Michael Greif. Its cast also includes Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones, Mike Faist. Both Platt and Jones won Tonys for their roles.