'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 want to see some great performances with engaging characters and current themes.
Don't see it if you like showy "song and dance" musicals and want an uplifting storyline.
See it if you want to see a beautifully written show that has a perfect blend of humor and sorrow. Ben Platt gives a performance not to be missed
Don't see it if you are looking for a fluffy sweet musical. you want a musical with a big cast, elaborate sets, or lots of dancing
See it if You strive to see all of the top shows on Broadway. Do keep in mind it's a mistake to have unrealistically high expectations due to the hype
Don't see it if A fictional show about teenage suicide, no matter how highly rated, is a particularly sensitive topic, or you simply want to leave smiling.
See it if What can one say about DEH? Simply the best show I've seen bare none. Score and book are superb. Cast was amazing. Run to see this!
Don't see it if Can't think of a reason not to! The story deals with suicide, so be advised. But it is still a feel good and heartfelt experience.
See it if you want a show that gets at what it means to be human and feel alone.
Don't see it if trigger (and mild spoiler) warning - suicide.
See it if you can appreciate timely stories, intense subject matters, and difficult human interactions.
Don't see it if dislike stories centering on teenagers or technology, family drama, or stories involving suicide/suicidal thoughts.
See it if you want to see really excellent performances and you enjoy musicals about the struggling "outsider" wanting to fit in.
Don't see it if you like shows with an original approach in terms of story and style. You don't like shows excusing deplorable actions with no repercussions
See it if You want to see a show that has standout acting by Ben Platt and are hoping it will live up to the hype (it doesn't)
Don't see it if You don't like musicals, want an accurate depiction of mental illness or want a deep experience that will stay with you when you leave
See it if you like innovative theater about modern day themes with great singing and acting. Ben Platt is amazing!
Don't see it if you don't like musicals. Otherwise I can't imagine why you shouldn't see it.
See it if you want to see a moving piece of theater that touches on our shared humanity and opens a dialogue on our wounded spaces.
Don't see it if if you have trouble talking about suicide and dark thoughts.
See it if sublime musicals are a way for you to get a release from your post-teenage angst. The actor who plays the mother is heart-wrenching.
Don't see it if don't want to cry or see a show that deals with the topic of depression.
See it if You will enjoy a show with memorable, melodic songs; family issues; and theme related to the often-confusing nature of contemporary reality.
Don't see it if SPOILER ALERT. You will be triggered by a suicide-related plot. You don’t like musicals or plays set in high school.
Also Loved this musical. Entertaining and substantive. Genuinely creative.
See it if You want to see what the buzz is about. We saw it in Washington before NY and can't understand why it is doing well. Did it get rewritten?
Don't see it if You're not into teenage angst and you have no sympathy for the hero getting into trouble through his own stupidity.
See it if For Ben Platt & Rachel Bay Jones' performances. A special piece about an important subject.
Don't see it if It is heavy handed at times and somewhat predictable. I think with the hype I was expecting more nuance and sophistication.
See it if Ben Platt was phenomenal and the key reason to see this show. Beautiful and catchy pop score. Slick set design and staging. Topical themes.
Don't see it if Was initially skeptical of the premise in Act I, but the show managed to come together and wrap up beautifully in Act II.
Also Wonderful view from Standing Room.
See it if You enjoy deeply emotional portraits of a family/community working through loss and trauma. You want to do some cathartic crying.
Don't see it if CW: Suicide, self-harm. I wish I had known how intense it would be - the soundtrack is so beautiful but the dialogue expands on the music.
See it if anyone interested in new musicals; this is about as good as they get!
Don't see it if you need to be surprised at every turn in the plot, or if you need a lot of variance in the music
Also Ben Platt was PHENOMENAL.
See it if A great Tony-worthy show slightly diminished by overly high expectations after two years. Story is predictable but still poignant.
Don't see it if Understudy Michael Lee Brown as E.H. is serviceable but less than compelling. Other performances are a mixed bag, actingwise and singingwise
See it if you like a score with some catchy pop-tunes and some good staging.
Don't see it if you're expecting fully developed characters. Messy writing; the direction really elevates the material.
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