New York | 2h 20m | Open run

Dear Evan Hansen (NYC)

From 53 critic and 4,248 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great singing, Must see, Relevant

About the show

'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.



95
For a previous production
Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoyed musicals with a darker core to their humorous façade like Next to Normal, etc.

Don't see it if You're looking for light-hearted, feel-good escapism.

95
For a previous production
Great acting, Must see, Relevant, Profound, Great writing

See it if You've ever been tempted with or affected by suicide

Don't see it if If you would be uncomfortable by teen angst and realistic problems

95
For a previous production
Entertaining, Exquisite, Hilarious, Intense, Must see

See it if You love incredible staging, acting, singing, and music!

Don't see it if You are not a fan of technology incorporated into shows.

95
For a previous production
Ambitious, Absorbing, Relevant, Original, Clever

See it if You loved Next to Normal

Don't see it if You are looking for a laugh

95
For a previous production
Clever, Relevant

See it if you're looking for a familiar premise presented in a whole new way on stage, in a manner that resonates with a generation raised online.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with themes like depression and suicide being discussed.

94
For a previous production
Absorbing, Ambitious, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a performance you'll never forget. Ben Platt does extraordinary things.

Don't see it if You don't like heavy, dramatic musicals. It is emotionally exhausting but equally rewarding.

94
For a previous production
Great acting, Intelligent, Delightful, Resonant, Refreshing

See it if you're thoughtful, curious, and want to understand the world of those who suffer with anxiety. And if you love fantastic vocals.

Don't see it if You don't like emotional stories.

93
For a previous production
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You are into topics dealing with being bullied, teen suicide or on how one lie can turn into a big issue.

Don't see it if You're sensitive about teen suicide.

91
For a previous production
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting

See it if you've ever felt alone, unlovable, misunderstood, and disillusioned in high school, and wanting to be the person other people think you are.

Don't see it if if you hate musicals - especially ones poised to make you empathize with an underdog.

90
For a previous production
Profound, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Quirky

See it if original stories with modern-tinged music. It's a very emotional story.

Don't see it if you're allergic to good theater.

90
For a previous production
Must see, Quirky, Refreshing, Profound, Clever

See it if You have ever felt like no one noticed you. You are not alone.

Don't see it if you don't like thoughtful, funny musicals.

90
For a previous production
Edgy, Intense, Refreshing, Resonant, Original

See it if You're interested in a good original musical with a standout performance by a lead actor.

Don't see it if You get upset when the person sitting next to you is sobbing uncontrollably.

90
For a previous production
Clever, Original, Relevant

See it if You enjoy a totally original story with brand new music with an interesting and captivating story.

Don't see it if You like old, tired theatre events.

90
For a previous production
Relevant, Profound, Original, Intense, Funny

See it if You like original thought-provoking musicals with humor

Don't see it if You have no soul

90
For a previous production
Great acting, Profound, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want a glimpse at reality and its complications

Don't see it if You have no empathy

89
For a previous production
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you want to hear a beautiful score!

Don't see it if You don't want to cry.

87
For a previous production
Great acting, Must see, Original, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see Ben Platt give a masterful performance.

Don't see it if the talk of suicide bothers you.

86
For a previous production
Great acting, Intelligent, Original, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You're a fan of Pasek and Paul. Or if you want to see some incredible acting from Ben Platt.

Don't see it if You're triggered by the subjects of suicide and depression. Or if you're looking for a large-scale song-and-dance musical.

83
For a previous production
Absorbing, Clever, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You, or someone you care about, have experience with mental illness.

Don't see it if You don't want to watch a show about suicide (that's okay!)

83
For a previous production
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Intelligent, Original

See it if Interested in modern musicals.

Don't see it if Dislike musicals

76
For a previous production
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Intense, Ambitious

See it if you like plays

Don't see it if you don't like plays

72
For a previous production
Indulgent, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Overrated, Great singing

See it if You want to see Next to Normal again.

Don't see it if You don't want to see Next to Normal again.

70
For a previous production
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if Another game-changer for American musical theater.... I

Don't see it if U only like "happy" endings.



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