Dear “Dear Evan Hansen” fans, this year is going to be a good year and here’s why: The hit musical is coming to theaters.
Actor Ben Platt, who originated the role of insecure teen Evan Hansen on Broadway, will again take center stage for the movie adaptation, which hits theaters Sept. 24, according to Deadline.
The big-name cast also includes Julianne Moore as Evan’s mother, and “Enchanted” star Amy Adams, who will play the mother of Connor Murphy, Evan’s classmate who dies by suicide, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“Art communities and cultural event centers have the ability to reach a broader population with this important message in a way that we may not have been able to engage them otherwise,” Allison Foust, suicide prevention administrator for the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, told the Deseret News last year when a touring production of “Dear Evan Hansen” visited Salt Lake City.
“Dear Evan Hansen” won six Tony Awards in 2017, and its original cast recording took home the 2018 Grammy Award for best musical theater album, according to the Deseret News.