Friday, September 13

BREAKING NEWS: Initial casting for London's Dear Evan Hansen

Breaking news from Baz in the Mail this morning is that initial casting for  Dear Evan Hansen  has finally been revealed. 

The lead role of Evan Hansen will be played by Sam Tutty, a graduate of Italia Conti Academy, who recently appeared in the BTA production of Once On This Island at Southwark . He will be joined by recent Mountview graduate Lucy Anderson as Zoe Murphy, Rebecca McKinnis (Everybody's Talking About Jamie) as Heidi, graduate Doug Colling as Conor Murphy, Lauren Ward (Matilda) as Cynthia Murphy, Rupert Young (Oklahoma!) as Larry Murphy, Jack Loxton (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) as Jared and Nicole Raquel Dennis (Waitress) as Alana.

David Breeds (The Girls) will cover the roles of Evan, Connor and Jared, Alex Thomas-Smith (Bat Out of Hell) will cover the roles of Evan and Jared while Marcus Harman will play the alternate Evan Hansen and cover for Connor and Jared. Haydn Cox (making his West End debut) will cover Connor and Jared.
Tricia Adele-Turner (Dusty) and Hannah Lindsey (The House on Cold Hill) will cover Heidi and Cynthia, while Natalie Kassanga (Motown) and Courtney Stapleton (Six) will cover Zoe and Alana. James Winter (Jersey Boys) and Mark Peachey (A Midsummer Night's Dream) will both cover Larry.

by Lucy Anderson, a graduate of Mountview Drama Academy, as Zoe Murphy a student who becomes close to Evan,  West End actress Rebecca McKinnis who was in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, will play Heidi Hansen, Evan’s with RADA graduate, Doug Colling as Connor Murphy Zoe’s brother, His parents Cynthia and Larry Murphy will be played by Tony-nominated Lauren Ward ( Caroline, Or Change Chichester,  Hampstead and the Playhouse in London) and  Rupert  F Young (High Society at the Old Vic)with  Jack Loxton as Jared Kleinman and Nicole Racquel Dennis as Alana Beck. 

Tricia Adele-Turner will cover the Heidi and  Cynthia roles, withCourtneyStapleton covering students Zoe and  Alana. Hannah Lindsey will understudy Heidi and  Cynthia. James Winterwill cover Larry Murphy.Marcus Harman has been cast as alternate Evan as well as covering  the roles of Connor and Jared. David Breeds will understudy the roles of Evan, Connor and Jared.

The hit musical  will preview at the Noel  Coward Theatre from October 29th, with the official opening night set for November 19th. It is currently booking until 4th April 2020.

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