'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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