The Tony winning Broadway hit, “Dear Evan Hansen” is a movie, and it opens in theaters on September 24th. That’s around the same time the live stage show returns to Broadway. How will that work? Will the movie help the Broadway production? We’ll find out.
“Dear Evan Hansen” features its original star, Ben Platt, but replaces the two key female roles with Hollywood heavyweights Julianne Moore and Amy Adams. Marc Platt is the main producer, he’s Ben’s dad, and also produced “La La Land,” which also had music from Ben Pasek and Justin Paul. The key here is to have a short last name that starts with a P. (Putin doesn’t work!)
Amandla Stenberg, from “The Hate U Give,” is also featured.