ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING OF
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
TO BE RELEASED ON ATLANTIC RECORDS
PRE-ORDER BEGINS DECEMBER 2
WITH FREE, INSTANT DOWNLOAD OF
“WAVING THROUGH A WINDOW”
New York, NY (November 16, 2016) – Atlantic Records and Dear Evan Hansen producer Stacey Mindich announced today that the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical Dear Evan Hansen will be released on Atlantic Records this winter. The album, which will be recorded next month, will be released on February 3, 2017 digitally and physical CDs will be available on February 24, 2017. The cast recording will be available for pre-order beginning December 2, 2016, and those who purchase at that time will receive an instant free download of one of the show’s anthems “Waving Through a Window.”
With a book by Obie Award-winner Steven Levenson, score by Tony® Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and direction by 3-time Tony® Award nominee Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen began previews on November 14 and will officially open at the Music Box Theatre (239 W 45th St) on Sunday, December 4, 2016.
“Producing the Hamilton cast album with Atlantic Records was the best experience I ever had making a record,” said Dear Evan Hansen music supervisor and orchestrator Alex Lacamoire, who is also one of the producers of the album. “I’m beyond thrilled that they are adding another Broadway show to their catalogue, especially one whose score is as brilliant as Dear Evan Hansen. My goal is to make this record sound as amazing as possible, and Atlantic Records’ guidance and resources will allow us to put out a truly special album. I look at the credits for some of my favorite records of all time, and I say ‘That one’s on Atlantic. So is that one. This one, too….’ It’s an absolute honor to be part of that family.”
“Having worked with Alex Lacamoire on the cast album of Hamilton and having known and admired Benj & Justin for a while, we are so happy to continue those relationships and to be able to preserve this incredible score with this fantastic cast,” said Pete Ganbarg, Executive Vice President/Head of A&R for Atlantic Records. “We are very selective about the Broadway cast recordings we produce and are thrilled that our next one will be for a work as special as Dear Evan Hansen.”
The Dear Evan Hansen Cast Recording will be produced by Atlantic Records, Alex Lacamoire, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and co-produced by Stacey Mindich.
A new music video for the song “Only Us,” sung by Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss, debuted this week on Periscope and is now available at https://youtu.be/s1Evnzkez7o orat DearEvanHansen.com/media.
The cast of Dear Evan Hansen includes Obie Award-winner Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Mike Faist, Michael Park, Will Roland and Kristolyn Lloyd, and Michael Lee Brown, Garrett Long, Olivia Puckett, Colton Ryan, and Asa Somers.
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is a new American musical about life and the way we live it.
Dear Evan Hansen had its world premiere at Arena Stage, Washington D.C. and played a record-breaking New York debut at Off-Broadway’s Second Stage. The musical recently won ‘Best Musical’ prizes from the Obie Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards and Helen Hayes Awards.
Dear Evan Hansen features scenic design by David Korins, projection design by Peter Nigrini, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg and hair design by David Brian Brown. Music supervision, orchestrations and additional arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire. The music director is Ben Cohn. Vocal arrangements and additional arrangements are by Justin Paul. Danny Mefford is the choreographer. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting, Lindsay Levine, CSA. Adrienne Campbell-Holt serves as Associate Director. Judith Schoenfeld serves as Production Stage Manager, with Michael McGoffas Stage Manager.
Dear Evan Hansen is produced on Broadway by Stacey Mindich, Mickey Liddell, Hunter Arnold, Caiola Productions, Double Gemini Productions, Fakston Productions, Roy Furman, Harris Karma Productions, On Your Marks Group, Darren Bagert, Roger & William Berlind, Bob Boyett, Colin Callender, Caitlin Clements, Freddy DeMann, Dante Di Loreto, Bonnie & Kenneth Feld, FickStern Productions, Eric & Marsi Gardiner, Robert Greenblatt, Jere Harris and Darren DeVerna, The John Gore Organization, Mike Kriak, Arielle Tepper Madover, David Mirvish, Eva Price, Zeilinger Productions, Adam Zotovich, Ambassador Theatre Group, Independent Presenters Network, and the Shubert Organization. Executive Producers are Wendy Orshan and Jeffrey M. Wilson, in association with Arena Stage, Molly Smith and Edgar Dobie, and Second Stage Theatre, Carole Rothman, and Casey Reitz. Jayne Hong and Rachel Weinstein are Associate Producers.
Tickets for Dear Evan Hansen (starting at $69) are available at the Music Box Theatre box office, on Telecharge.com, or by calling (212) 239-6200. For the complete performance schedule, please see www.dearevanhansen.com.
Atlantic Records celebrated its 65th Anniversary in 2013. Founded in New York City, the label literally grew from a one-room operation into one of the world’s preeminent music companies. Atlantic has released a string of recordings that have had a profound impact on the course of modern music, its rich history including such musical icons as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane, and Led Zeppelin. The Atlantic Records Group roster today includes many of the world’s most popular recording artists, among them Charli XCX, Kelly Clarkson, Death Cab for Cutie, Flo Rida, Kevin Gates, David Guetta, JoJo, Bruno Mars, Matchbox Twenty, Melanie Martinez, Janelle Monáe, Jason Mraz, K Michelle, Panic! At the Disco, Paramore, Christina Perri, Charlie Puth, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Shinedown, Skrillex, Trey Songz, Twenty One Pilots, Rob Thomas, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, and many more.
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