The hit, Tony-winning Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen has announced some new casting news. Mallory Becht, who currently plays the role of Zoe Murphy, will be departing the production on July 28, 2019. Assuming her vacancy will be Gabrielle Carrubba who enters the production at the Music Box Theatre on July 30, 2019. Carrubba has understudied the roles of “Zoe” and “Alana Beck” on Broadway and has gone on in the role. This, however marks her official Broadway debut in a principal role.
Gabrielle Carrubba made her Broadway debut as an understudy in Dear Evan Hansen. Regionally, she has appeared at the American Repertory Theater (Burn All Night), North Shore Music Theatre, and The Goodspeed Opera House’s Festival of New Musicals (Sweetwater). She graduated from the Boston Conservatory.
Dear Evan Hansen opened on Broadway on December 4, 2016 where it garnered glowing reviews and went on to win six 2017 Tony Awards including Best Book, Best Score, and Best Musical. With a book by Steven Levenson and a score by the Academy Award-winning team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La-La-Land), Dear Evan Hansen was directed for Broadway by Michael Greif. The original production starred Tony-winner Ben Platt in the title role, joined by Rachel Bay Jones, Laura Dreyfuss, Jennifer Laura Thompson , Mike Faist, Michael Park, Kristolyn Lloyd, and Will Roland. After Platt departed the production, he has been succeeded by Noah Galvin and Taylor Trensch. The role is currently being played by 2018 Jimmy Award winner Andrew Barth Feldman.
“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.”
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.