The award-winning Dear Evan Hansen started as an eight-week run in 2015 at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. In November 2016, the show moved to Broadway. Dear Evan Hansen is still on Broadway, playing at the Music Box Theatre, which is located in the theater district of Midtown Manhattan, right next to the bustling Times Square. The musical centers on the main character of Evan Hansen — a 17-year-old dealing with acceptance, loneliness and anxiety. After a letter he wrote to himself ends up being mistaken as the suicide note of fellow student, Connor Murphy, the musical explores how a misunderstanding escalates into a lie. The show also examines how social media affects tragedy, and how the Hansen and Murphy families cope with the turn of events.
Ben Platt of the Original Dear Evan Hansen Is Your Next 'Politician'
The origin of Dear Evan Hansen has its roots in real life. Pasek collaborated on the lyrics and score for Dear Evan Hansen as a way to cope with the death of a friend during high school. Pasek and his frequent musical partner, Justin Paul, professionally known as Pasek and Paul, collaborated with director Michael Greif and Steven Levenson, the playwright and book's author, to bring the story to the stage. Dear Evan Hansen went on to win multiple Tony awards in 2017. The award's show took place at Radio City Music Hall. This musical won the most awards that year — winning six out of its nine nominations. Its star, Ben Platt won for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. Rachel Bay Jones — the actress who played Heidi Hansen, the mother of Evan's character, won Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role. While Platt departed in November 2017, his fans and those of Laura Dreyfuss — she played the love interest and Connor’s sister Zoe Murphy on Broadway — can see them again on the small screen. They both star in Netflix’s The Politician. This role also gives Platt the chance to show off his award-winning voice.
Where can I buy Dear Evan Hansen Tickets?
To see this moving play, you can purchase your Dear Evan Hansen New York tickets at StubHub.
Who plays the lead in Dear Evan Hansen?
When Platt departed, Andrew Barth Feldman took over the role of Evan Hansen. The current run marks the first time Feldman has appeared on a Broadway stage. The alternate, Michael Lee Brown, steps in for the matinee performances on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Is there an age requirement to see Dear Evan Hansen?
Dear Evan Hansen is recommended for audiences age 12 and up. The theater will not admit toddlers under the age of 4.
How long is Dear Evan Hansen?
The musical's run time clocks in at two hours and 30 minutes. This includes one intermission.
Has Dear Evan Hansen won any other awards?
In addition to winning six Tony Awards, the original Broadway cast recording of Dear Evan Hansen won a Grammy in January 2018 for Best Musical Theater Album.
Is Dear Evan Hansen playing in a city near me?
If you cannot experience the performance on Broadway, the musical is playing a 60-city tour with its touring cast throughout the United States and Canada. Some of those stops include Memphis, Tenn.; Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas; San Diego; Portland, Ore.; Detroit; Baltimore and Philadelphia. The touring show is scheduled to close out the performance in the summer of 2020 in Chicago at the CIBC Theatre. Additionally, this Tony-award winning play will start its run in London in November 2019 at the Noel Coward Theatre.
What other musicals should I see if I enjoyed Dear Evan Hansen?