'Dear Evan Hansen' is about how we share, like, and friend, love, feel, and survive in the modern world. Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. More…
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. Created by three-time Tony-nominated director Michael Greif ('Rent,' 'Next to Normal,' 'Grey Gardens'), Tony-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul ('A Christmas Story,' NBC’s 'Smash'), and playwright Steven Levenson, 'Dear Evan Hansen' is a new American musical about life and the way we live it.
"With its wildly implausible story line and its repetitive score—I am mystified by the enthusiasm for it. Maybe the show's celebrants are responding to the creators' willingness to tackle such dark themes, or the admittedly hard-working performance of star Ben Platt. But ambitions can't disguise the fact that nothing about 'Dear Evan Hansen' makes very much sense...No actor could bring coherence to what, at its core, is a collection of teen angst cliches in search of a workable plot." Full Review
See it if You want to know what all the hype is about and see a show with unique staging and dramatic plot
Don't see it if You want a show with a consistent, healthy message or you want a show with mind-blowing music or acting
See it if You want to see a ben Platt as his performance is a must see but the show overall just isn’t that good.
Don't see it if If you are expecting a great story, or great staging. Overrated show.
See it if You want to see the next "big thing" on Broadway. If you like acting that is completely encompassing.
Don't see it if You think too much - this show actually shows the worst of humanity and the songs are TERRIBLE.
See it if You like the cookie cutter broadway musical and don't really see a point in engaging with ideas that make you think about... anything.
Don't see it if If you like seeing characters make mistakes and face consequences that aren't the chance to sing in a apple orchard at the end of the show.
See it if you're medicated. you might understand the premise, the narrative, the title character's perf and the audience's response better than i did
Don't see it if you're interested in memorable tunes, interesting subject matter, a believable storyline, an insightful point of view
See it if If you want to hear great singers sing some very catchy tunes.
Don't see it if If you or anyone you know is dealing with depression and suicide. What the main character does is unforgivable and yet he is somehow a hero
See it if You're unfamiliar with mental health/disability issues, you like hype, you have a disposable income
Don't see it if You experience depression, anxiety, or are on the Autism Spectrum or love people who are.
See it if Ben Platts performance is worth seeing. The music is non offensive. See it if cliches don't offend you.
Don't see it if You like nuance, subtlety, realistic and complex human emotions. If you are intelligent and think for yourself.
See it if You love generic pop scores, misrepresented mental illness, 2 dimensional characters, and an unsatisfying end.
Don't see it if You want diversity, quality music, an interesting plot, or have a shred of taste.
See it if You like shows that are glamorous and you don't mind one-dimensional characters/weak book. Attempts to deliver a profound message but fails.
Don't see it if You like a story with depth and characters that seem real and consistent. The book is no more than simple, poorly written pre-teen pop-lit.
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