Open run | 2h 20m | Midtown W

Dear Evan Hansen (NYC)

From 4,981 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great singing, Relevant, Must see

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.


Member Reviews (4981)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Great singing, Relevant, Must see
92
Avg Score

For a previous production
100
Funny, Edgy, Intense, Riveting, Relevant

See it if You like a show that makes you take a look at society and your own life

Don't see it if You don't like good music or serious self-reflection

For a previous production
92
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing

See it if powerful moments, an excellent score, and a performance by Ben Platt that is sure to be remembered.

Don't see it if you don't like crying.

For a previous production
97
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Must see, Original

See it if original with great songs and acting

Don't see it if you don't like stories based on insecure characters etc.

For a previous production
95
Clever, Edgy, Intense, Profound, Relevant

See it if you have ever felt left out or like an outsider. Also if you want to be moved and feel something.

Don't see it if the topic of suicide will upset you.

For a previous production
95
Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You've ever felt misunderstood or alone. You've ever struggled with knowing who you are.

Don't see it if You don't like crying or feeling strong emotions during a show.

For a previous production
99
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you'd like one of the best theater experiences of your life. This is amazing show.

Don't see it if I can't think of any reason not to see this show.

For a previous production
95
Must see, Original, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You connect to the social media driven world of today's high schools through the lens of a kid with anxiety just trying to fit in anywhere.

Don't see it if You can't stand super flashy projections and super awkward high school interactions in the romance department.

For a previous production
75
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Edgy, Great writing

See it if You want to enjoy good music, laugh and cry at the same time.

Don't see it if You don't want to deal with the subject of suicide.

For a previous production
100
Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if You liked Next to Normal and want timely, though provoking, socially relevant theater.

Don't see it if You are over social media and teenage drama.

For a previous production
90
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Must see, Relevant

See it if You look for new and exciting theatre. We need more shows like this that have something important to say.

Don't see it if You don't like crying. It is very emotional.

For a previous production
95
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Must see

See it if you want a contemporary, smart look at teenage life today through the eyes of a real person.

Don't see it if you want a classic happy-go-lucky story. This takes thought and emotion to get through.

For a previous production
88
Great acting, Great staging, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like catchy, pop music; a story about an underdog; want to leave the theatre inspired.

Don't see it if Musical theatre is not your thing; or if you're a fan of big and splashy...the sets are simple, the theatre is not a Broadway house.

For a previous production
98
Great acting, Intense, Profound, Funny, Great singing

See it if You like to have your heartstrings pulled.

Don't see it if You're looking for something light & fluffy

For a previous production
100
Absorbing, Must see, Refreshing, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You enjoy poignant subject matter and fantastic, emotionally-wrought performances.

Don't see it if your heart is made of ice.

For a previous production
75
Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You like enthralling musicals

Don't see it if You prefer classical musicals

For a previous production
95
Quirky, Refreshing, Clever, Relevant

See it if You want to hear incredible songs and exceptional ensemble work. Makes you think about what you value in life and about feeling invisible.

Don't see it if You don't like modern musicals with social media aspects intergrated in the show and minimal sets.

For a previous production
92
Charming, Original, Intense, Emotional

See it if Enjoy musicals with a heart and soul that tell a story. Want to see break through performances.

Don't see it if Sensitive or bored with shows that deal with emotional or intense real life topics, no spoilers here.

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

See it if you are ready for an emotional rollercoaster with brilliant performances and wonderful music.

Don't see it if you are not up for a sad story. You will cry!

For a previous production
95
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You want to see an edgy show about fitting in during HS

Don't see it if You have issues surrounding suicude.

For a previous production
100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You are someone who likes theater that tells emotional stories. The rock score is energizing and the story is captivating.

Don't see it if You are just looking for an escape and prefer theater that doesn't make you think.

For a previous production
85
Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant, Original, Intense

See it if You enjoy a moving, serious story, well told through engaging music. And if you weren't popular in high school.

Don't see it if You're not open to pop-inflections in a musical theatre score.

For a previous production
98
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Clever

See it if Your are a teen, a millennial or a parent or grandparent.

Don't see it if You only like big splashy musicals.

For a previous production
99
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Clever, Emotional

See it if you're open to a powerful, modern, believable story that touches the emotions with great music and acting performances.

Don't see it if you prefer your musicals big, jazzy spectacles with easy happy endings.

For a previous production
98
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Original, Great acting

See it if you want to see a show that is hilarious, real, quirky, fun, and heartbreaking all at the same time, with memorable songs and performances.

Don't see it if you'll be triggered by the subject of teen suicide, or if you want something entirely fluffy and casual.

For a previous production
93
Great acting, Great staging, Original, Great writing, Great singing

See it if I really enjoyed the music in this show. Additionally, I really enjoyed the mother/son relationship & moments the team chose to explore.

Don't see it if At times, scenarios in this play seem a bit dramatic and unachievable in real life. So don't see this if you don't have an imagination.


December 4th, 2016
"The marvelous young actor Ben Platt is giving a performance that’s not likely to be bettered on Broadway this season. What’s more, this gorgeous heartbreaker of a musical has grown in emotional potency during its journey to the big leagues...The musical finds endless nuances in the relationships...
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December 4th, 2016
"Platt is giving one of the greatest leading male performances I’ve ever seen in a musical, and the thrillingly modern and moving 'Dear Evan Hansen' is worthy of it...The musical benefits mightily from Greif’s dynamic direction, Korins’s vivid set design, Nigrini's cascading projections and an ex...
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December 4th, 2016
"So fine in its craft and rich in its gathering of themes that it rewards being seen again—and again...Platt imbues the character with so much pathos and lively detail that he succeeds as the story’s engine despite being almost pathologically passive...That Levenson has been able to find spots fo...
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December 4th, 2016
"What's perhaps most distinctive about Pasek and Paul's melodic emo-pop score is how beautifully it captures the peaks and valleys of adolescence, in the thoughtful lyrics and in the music itself...Playwright Steven Levenson matches the musical components beat for beat in his terrific book, which...
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