‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Lottery Set for Sold-Out Shows in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH — Dear Evan Hansen announced a digital ticket lottery in Pittsburgh, offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of discounted tickets available for each otherwise sold-out performance.
The digital lottery will begin accepting entries 48 hours prior to the first performance and entries will be accepted until 9 a.m. local time the day before the performance. Fans who have been selected will be notified daily via email and can then purchase up to two tickets at each at the deeply discounted rate. The ticket lottery will continue on a rolling basis for every performance in the engagement. All entrants are encouraged to follow “Dear Evan Hansen” on Instagram (@dearevanhansen), Twitter (@dearevanhansen) and Facebook (@dearevanhansen) for additional lottery news and information.
Lottery entrants must be 18 years or older. A valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the name used to enter is required for pickup. Seat locations awarded by the lottery are subject to availability. Additional details and times will be announced in each tour city by the local theatre box office prior to the engagement. Additional lottery requirements can be found at LuckySeat.com/dearevanhansen.
The winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including best musical, “Dear Evan Hansen” features a book by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy, Tony and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (of “La La Land” and “The Greatest Showman”), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (of “Rent” and “Next to Normal” fame).
Declared “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by the Washington Post’s Peter Marks, “Dear Evan Hansen” opened at the Music Box Theatre to rave reviews on Dec. 4, 2016, where it’s broken all box office records and struck a chord with critics and audiences alike.
In addition to winning six Tony awards, Dear Evan Hansen has won numerous other awards, including the 2017 Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Production and for the off-Broadway production, two Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award, and two Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Helen Hayes Awards. The Broadway production recently celebrated its two-year anniversary with a special donation to the Smithsonian, where the show’s iconic blue polo and arm cast will now be part of the permanent collection at the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C.
The Grammy Award-winning original Broadway cast recording of “Dear Evan Hansen,” produced by Atlantic Records, was released in February 2017, making an extraordinary debut on the Billboard 200 and entering the chart at No. 8 – the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961 – and went on to win the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. A Deluxe Album of the Grammy-winning cast recording, with six bonus tracks including “Waving Through a Window” performed by pop star Katy Perry, was released digitally by Atlantic Records on Nov. 2, 2018.
A special edition coffee table book authored by Levenson, Pasek and Paul, “Dear Evan Hansen: through the window” (Grand Central Publishing / Melcher) is now available, offering an in-depth, all-access look at the musical, including never-before-seen production photos and cast portraits, behind-the-scenes stories, and a fully annotated script by the authors.
In addition to the touring production and the record-breaking Broadway production, “Dear Evan Hansen” launched its first international production in Canada, in March 2019 at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre, and will launch a production in London at the No. l Coward Theatre later in 2019.
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