It won’t spoil much to reveal that the title character in the Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen begins each show with a cast on his left arm. In a new time lapse video from the show, actor Taylor Trensch — who currently plays Evan in the Broadway production — shows the full process. As of Oct. 11, a grand total of 944 casts have been made so far: 52 from the show’s DC run; 76 at its Off-Broadway run; 796 at its Broadway run; and 20 from its National Tour. RELATED: The Cast of Dear Evan Hansen Open Up About the Musical’s Success And the discarded casts don’t just get thrown aside. The casts are auctioned off after select shows in the fall and spring for Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS — a nonprofit organization that helps men, women and children across the country receive lifesaving medications, health care, nutritious meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance.
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