Broadway In Chicago Announces ‘DEAR EVAN HANSEN’ Digital Lottery

Photo: Ben Levi Ross as ‘Evan Hansen’ and the Company of the First North American Tour of Dear Evan Hansen. Credit: Matthew Murphy 2018

Broadway In Chicago and DEAR EVAN HANSEN are delighted to announce there will be a digital lottery held for every performance of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $25 tickets available per performance.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN will play a limited engagement at Broadway In Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph) from February 12 through March 10, 2019. The digital lottery will begin February 11 at 9AM CST and a very limited number of tickets will be sold for every performance at $25 each. The ticket lottery will continue on a rolling basis for every performance in the engagement and seat locations may vary by performance. Other tickets for the run are sold out.

All entrants are encouraged to follow DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Instagram (@dearevanhansen), Twitter (@dearevanhansen) and Facebook (@DearEvanHansen) for additional lottery news and information. 

HOW TO ENTER THE DIGITAL LOTTERY

  • Visit http://www.broadwayinchicago.com/show/dear-evan-hansen/
  • Follow the link “Click here for details and to enter the lottery”
  • Click the “Enter Now” button for the performance you want to attend.
  • Fill out the entry form including the number of tickets you would like (1 or 2). Patrons will receive a confirmation email once they have validated their email (one time only) and successfully entered the lottery.
  • After the lottery closes, fans who have been selected will be notified via email.
  • Winners have 60 minutes from the time the lottery closes to pay online with a credit card.
  • After payment has been received, patrons can pick up tickets at the James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph) no sooner than 30 minutes before show time with a valid photo ID.

DIGITAL LOTTERY ADDITIONAL RULES

Limit 1 entry per person, per performance. Multiple entries will not be accepted. Patrons must be 18 years old and have a valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the names used to enter. Tickets are non-transferable. All lottery prices include a $3.50 facility fee. Ticket limits and prices displayed are at the sole discretion of the show and are subject to change without notice. Lottery prices are not valid on prior purchases. Lottery ticket offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. All sales final – no refunds or exchanges.  Lottery may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. No purchase necessary to enter or be selected.  A purchase will not improve your chances of being selected.

ABOUT DEAR EVAN HANSEN

DEAR EVAN HANSEN has seen unprecedented response to our subscription and groups campaign, as well as our pre-sale following the Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert,” Eileen LaCario, Vice President of Broadway In Chicago. “As such, tickets are sold out for this engagement. The digital lottery allows fans the chance to access tickets for every performance in the run.”

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. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

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 & Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by 4-time Tony® Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal). 

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 December 4, 2016, where it’s broken all box office records and has 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 #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 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 will launch its first international production in Canada, in March 2019 at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre, followed by a production in London at the Noël Coward Theatre later in 2019.

The touring production of DEAR EVAN HANSEN is produced by Stacey Mindich. The co-producers are 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, David Mirvish, Eva Price, Zeilinger Productions, Adam Zotovich, Ambassador Theatre Group, Independent Presenters Network, and the Shubert Organization, in association with Arena Stage, Molly Smith and Edgar Dobie, and Second Stage Theatre, Carole Rothman, and Casey Reitz. Wendy Orshan and Jeffrey M. Wilson are Executive Producers.

For more information, visit:

www.dearevanhansen.com

www.instagram.com/dearevanhansen

www.twitter.com/dearevanhansen

www.facebook.com/DearEvanHansen

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Tuesdays at 7:30PM 
Wednesdays at 2PM and 7:30PM (No matinee performance on Feb. 13 or Feb. 27)

Thursdays at 7:30PM 
Fridays at 7:30PM 
Saturdays at 2PM and 8PM
Sundays at 2PM (Additional evening performances will be held on Feb. 17 and March 3 at 7:30PM)

TICKET INFORMATION

There will be a limit of four (4) tickets per household.  Individual tickets are currently on sale and range in price from $85-$175 with a select number of premium tickets available. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710 or emailing [email protected].  For more information, visitwww.BroadwayInChicago.com

ABOUT BROADWAY IN CHICAGO

Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 19 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country.  A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining more than 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago’s Loop including the Cadillac Palace Theatre, CIBC Theatre, James M. Nederlander Theatre, and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place and presenting Broadway shows at The Auditorium Theatre. For more information, visitwww.BroadwayInChicago.com.

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