Open run | 2h 20m | Midtown W

Dear Evan Hansen (NYC)

From 4,980 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 (4980)


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

For a previous production
Great acting, Must see, Original, Resonant, Great singing

See it if You're a fan of modern musical theatre, incredible acting and singing, and want a good cry

Don't see it if If you're triggered by suicide/depression/anxiety, don't want to cry for two hours, or hate amazing theatre

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.

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.

For a previous production
Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great writing, Edgy

See it if You're alive! This show is a must see, a journey from start to finish.

Don't see it if You can't get a ticket :(

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

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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