New York | 2h 20m | Open run

Dear Evan Hansen (NYC)

From 53 critic and 4,069 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.



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Thought-provoking, Masterful, Profound, Must see, Intense

See it if Like the music

Don't see it if U don’t like depressing

100
Masterful, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you love theater

Don't see it if if you dont like high schoolers

100
Exquisite, Transcendent, Clever, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You love great theater, brilliant writing, innovative staging, moving music, and stellar acting.

Don't see it if You do not want to be moved and challenged.

100
Great singing, Absorbing, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if you appreciate great music and acting.

Don't see it if you don't like contemporary themes.

100
Relevant, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Just see it!!! The best play

Don't see it if You don't like Broadway

100
Delightful, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if You love quality acting and great singing and lyrics that inspire and touch your heart.

Don't see it if Don't like musicals and stories that have something to say.

100
Relevant, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want a relevant, moving story that also has all the wonderful aspects of a great musical - well acted, great music and staging, etc

Don't see it if You prefer something more fanciful and Disney-esque, or can't relate to a story so grounded in modern living.

100
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you are a family with tweens/teens; if you've ever felt like a misfit back in high school; if you want an extraordinary theater experience

Don't see it if you dislike musicals generally or aren't human.

100
Great writing, Great singing, Joins next to normal and curious incident at the summit of shows about mental/emotional issues

See it if you can handle deeply affecting shows about mental illness; like great lyrics, writing and acting

Don't see it if you were not moved by or comfortable with Curious Incident or Next to Normal

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Thought-provoking, Great singing, Great acting, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You have kids or were one once

Don't see it if I can’t think of a reason not to

100
Profound, Thought-provoking, Must see, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you think social media is getting out of hand

Don't see it if "suicide" is too close to home for you

100
Exquisite, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a fabulous musical with meaning.

Don't see it if If you live in the 18th century

100
Resonant, Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You're a parent, a teenager, a human. It will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between.

Don't see it if Just see it. You won't regret it.

100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Want to see a beautiful musical that takes you on an emotional trip into the heart of a teenager that you will have great compassion for.

Don't see it if you have a heart of stone or what a mindless light piece of fluff.

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Sad, Intense, Great acting, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you are ready to cry...

Don't see it if don't bring your kids under 8 or 9

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Great singing, Great acting, Fluffy, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Totally lived up to its hype

Don't see it if If you only like let light musicals with no depth

100
Exquisite, Must see, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Acting and singing were wonderful. Had to bring my family back. Everyone loved it. Everybody should see this show. Very timely

Don't see it if You are a hater... wait you have to see it!!!

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Edgy, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if You love original musicals with real life themes

Don't see it if You want something light hearted

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Masterful, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You love gripping and emotional stories that don’t let go for weeks after.

Don't see it if You hate shows that deal with mental illness or you don’t want to cry. You want a more showy production

100
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you like smaller, intimate, emotional shows.

Don't see it if you prefer a big blockbuster musical, that is pure escapism and sparkle.

100
Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant, Profound, Absorbing

See it if You are in HIgh School or have kids in High School or college. If you suffer from anxiety.

Don't see it if You like elaborate staging and traditional musicals.

100
Refreshing, Masterful, Great acting, Great singing, Clever

See it if You want a cathartic experience

Don't see it if You have terrible taste.

100
Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you care about musical theater..

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

100
Intelligent, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Clever

See it if great songs and energy - very funny and great singing - script is clever - great for teenagers

Don't see it if you dislike teen drama

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Must see

See it if You have no preconceived notions of what the play entails. If you want to be moved to tears throughout, though laughing through those tears

Don't see it if You must see it; it is brilliant!



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