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.



100
Delightful, Relevant, Must see, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you are ready for a smart show on youth mental health issues that has one of the best scores on Broadway.

Don't see it if you only want to see safe musicals.

100
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great staging, Edgy, Great singing

See it if you want to see a smartly written and creatively staged musical about human connections in our modern age, powerfully acted by sharp cast.

Don't see it if you have no idea how social media works

100
Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You live good music, great performers and topics that are relevant to today's teens.

Don't see it if You are looks for big production numbers with lots of glitz and glitter and a large cast.

100
Must see

See it if You want something creative and meaningful

Don't see it if If you have issues with people who are different from the norm

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

See it if You enjoy original musical theater with modern themes of how isolated we feel even though we can be in touch in so many more ways today.

Don't see it if You cannot get past its main theme of teen suicide, disturbing to some, but important in today's frenetic society.

100
Touching, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

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.

Also I saw this with Noah Galvin. I was hoping to see Ben Platt, but after ... Read more Read less

100
Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You enjoy stories that you can relate to on various emotional levels. Enjoy great script and musical score. A happy ending.

Don't see it if You can handle missing one of the best shows on Broadway. Don’t miss it.

100
Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love a good musical with an engrossing book

Don't see it if You expect dancing and chorus lines

100
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you have teenagers or are one who had ever experienced the loneliness of middle/high school.

Don't see it if you aren't moved by a brilliant concept and wonderful music.

100
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to cry

Don't see it if You are triggered easily

100
Profound, Intense, Epic, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want to be moved. There was not a dry eye in this show.

Don't see it if You are triggered by the topics of suicide or cyber bullying.

100
Masterful, Intelligent, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A must see for all but especially if you bring your teenage children

Don't see it if Not for young children

100
Masterful, Relevant, Refreshing, Profound, Absorbing

See it if Brilliant songs and acting relevant to teens today.

Don't see it if You don't want to spend the night crying.

100
Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if You can get a seat. Any seat. It’s amazing and the subject matter is so present and important.

Don't see it if You’re ‘techno-phobic’ in regards to staging

100
Profound, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You love shows that hit home.

Don't see it if You don’t carry a pack of tissues in your back pocket.

100
Profound, Epic, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience great theatre and a truly relevant storyline

Don't see it if You are a young teen or child, the subject is very heavy. Can be extremely emotional, we were crying by intermission

100
Intense, Must see, Masterful, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you love a great story that is relatable. The cast was phenomenal. The best musical I have seen.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy musicals.

100
Must see, Masterful, Epic, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Just go and see it. Period.

Don't see it if Don't miss it!

100
Resonant, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you have ever felt lost or alone and want to feel uplifted and also want to cry for hours

Don't see it if you’re looking for something more relaxing and less taxing on the brain

100
Great acting, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want something real to latch on to. If you don’t mind shedding tears or being completely absorbed into the world of cyberspace.

Don't see it if You can’t feel empathy for others.

100
Relevant, Intense, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You want a moving show that is relevant in today’s world

Don't see it if You hate a great story and a great musical

100
Thought-provoking, Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You want to have a brilliant theater experience. Thought provoking, sensitive and a window to understand the unspoken plight of others.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals with a message that makes you uncomfortable

100
Relevant, Quirky, Intelligent, Hilarious, Clever

See it if You want to be moved

Don't see it if You don’t like strong storylines

100
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Great show. Great acting. Ben Platt superb! Yes, deals with teen issues and suicide, but has good messages also.

Don't see it if See it. Unless you don't want to face that you can do everything you think is right and it can still turn out wrong.

100
Great writing, Great acting, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy original musicals that deal with pertinent social issues in an innovative way.

Don't see it if Do you lack compassion and I are unable to forgive people make mistakes.



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