Open run | 2h 20m | Midtown W

Dear Evan Hansen (NYC)

From 4,376 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.


Member Reviews (4376)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

100
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if no ifs and or buts... you must see it!! You won't regret it. It's one of the best shows ever!

Don't see it if you like making yourself suffer and deny yourself anything good in life.

Also Absolutely loved the show if you couldn't tell already! It's a great s... Read more Read less

95
Expect a crazy ride of emotions from this talented cast and creative team!

See it if What's left to say about the well deserved Tony winning musical and performances? An original, contemporary voice and storyline.

Don't see it if subject matter includes suicide, anxiety, loneliness, abandonment. There is no reason not to see it!

Also I've been fortunate to see this more than once and continue to appreci... Read more Read less

70
Great singing, Overrated, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if i enjoyed a lot of the songs and performances (esp. taylor trensch and rachel bay jones)

Don't see it if i don't get the hype, and i have major problems with the story itself.

90
Great singing, Ambitious, Masterful, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You’re interested in current Broadway trends that tackles relevant subject matter of our time. You don’t mind a complex emotional plotline.

Don't see it if If you struggle with a play about mental health issues. If you don’t like rock songs. If you want happy musicals only. If you’re too young.

Also I saw it back with Ben Platt, I’d be curious to see how much it affect... Read more Read less

97
Delightful, Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting, Great singing

See it if just see it. great story. may help a life

Don't see it if you want to miss out on a good show

90
Resonant, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a great, modern musical with tackles salient issues of teens today

Don't see it if you aren't interested in teenage anxiety or are looking for a campy, light musical

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Profound, Great writing

See it if Want to have a good cry & laugh while being moved. A must see if you are in high school or a parent. But should be seen by all.

Don't see it if Don't like dark themes. Want big cast and fancy sets. This is small but oh so powerful show.

75
Cliched, Bland, Disappointing, Overrated, Great staging

See it if your desires begin and end with "story about kids with problems"

Don't see it if you need the narrative to actually resolve the characters' problems, or you require more than 4 songs to be worthwhile

Also I don't get the hype behind this show. It's dazzling to look at, the p... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Intense

See it if If you have been ignored and isolated as a teenager; you care about issues of depression, community, self-identity, social network...etc.

Don't see it if You want light themes. Personally, I don't like the ending; there should be better ways to end the story.

93
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy

See it if You like 'different'/new-age musicals. Great of-the minute subject matter

Don't see it if you want to see a 'big, traditional' Broadway musical

98
Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you enjoy a powerful story told through song. A must see, the show is exquisite. Completely breathtaking from start to finish.

Don't see it if the subject of death really bothers you. Cannot handle shows that are dark and make you really think.

70
Overrated, Cliched

See it if you lower your expectations from all the hype it is getting. It's just okay, not that special. The lead actor is impressive.

Don't see it if you don't want to see something that has already been done in many other shows.

Also With the tech-set and the s/w autistic boy lead it seemed more like "T... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Must see, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like good musicals with the ability to present important issues in a clever way.

Don't see it if you don't like/not interested in difficult teen issues. or any human's issue for that matter.

Also the show highlights the sometimes cold, self-absorbed, distracted, & s... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Fantastic story, great music and great performers. This show is a great example of the best of musical theater.

Don't see it if It has a story that deals with youth suicide.

81
Delightful, Great singing, Resonant

See it if Terrific score, great story.

Don't see it if Are uncomfortable with adolescent angst.

84
Entertaining, Great singing, Overrated, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you are of the generation of people feeling like an outsider. See it if you like Ben Platt.

Don't see it if you don't want to listen to 2.5 hours of complaining teenagers or you think lying is wrong. Don't se if u like more traditional shows

Also This is a crowd pleaser, no disputing that. I had a problem with the o... Read more Read less

84
Overrated, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like pop music and new musicals

Don't see it if Enjoy the classics. You should give it a try though.

95
Great acting, Intelligent, Heartwarming, Incredible singing, Inspirational

See it if You like TONY winning performances - can stand not seeing the TONY winning actors - laugh and cry at touching situations

Don't see it if you're too close to a recent suicide

Also all I knew was that this was about social media - with only 8 actors -... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Intense

See it if great interesting story, great songs, interesting staging., Ben Platt is amazing in lead role. see original cast.

Don't see it if uber expensive even in last two rolls. Will not be the same without original cast, will pale. Story holds up. Teenager patrons sharing angst

88
Standby nicole van giesen was in as 'heidi' & nailed it!!, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Social media gets its own musical!!

See it if A year-&-a-half on the Bway, but still as fresh & relevant as a TEXT ALERT. Altho several 'Evans' have come & gone it's the tunes that SOAR!

Don't see it if Show will mean less to U if you've never been the outsider, "Waving Through a Window" at the 'real' world. Also, songs R more pop than Bway?

Also Other standout songs include: "Requiem," "You Will Be Found" and "So B... Read more Read less

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you want to see a virtuoso performance in a thoroughly modern musical.

Don't see it if you need a full orchestra and big production numbers in your musicals.

Also Ben Platt was meant for this role. This is a stand-out performance. Th... Read more Read less

94
Absorbing, Amazing, Riveting, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you are a breathing human being. You need to see the performance of Ben Platt. Are you kidding me? He's everything. Story & songs great.

Don't see it if You can't handle social anxiety or a theme of suicide.

97
Must see, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Beautiful, Great acting

See it if You want a beautiful, powerful musical about the difficulties of being a teen and the consequences of lying. Ben Platt is AMAZING. Must see.

Don't see it if Tough teen situations & covering up lies aren't your thing. You want a light comedy. Emotions are intense; story is profound. I cried A LOT.

Also Very little has changed from the transfer to Broadway. Every actor pou... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You want to see the best musical of the year (my opinion) You want to see the best actor in a musical (Ben Platt) who was outstanding

Don't see it if You don't have tissues ... some tears may well up

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You appreciate actors at the top of their game.

Don't see it if You don't like pop musicals, or modern settings.


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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