Open run | 2h 20m | Midtown W

Dear Evan Hansen (NYC)

From 4,511 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 (4511)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Great singing, Must see, Relevant
92
Avg Score

89
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing

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.

94
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Masterful, Great writing

See it if you want to see a play which will affect all of your emotions from happiness to sadness.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy plays that highlight individual's emotional frailties.

87
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a new modern show

Don't see it if you prefer old school shows

85
Great singing, Intense, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

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.

68
Overrated, Great singing

See it if You want to see a well done hopelessly newfangled musical with a star turn ben platt. More of an after school special than bway musicalF

Don't see it if you have no patience for what has become of Broadway music… Banal pop music

Also This is one of those heartfelt musicals that you're supposed to feel m... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You love a new ambitious, wonderful and poignant story along with an amazing talented Cast!

Don't see it if Haven't any Compassion and love a Musical based on a truly great and poignant story!

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you want to see a touching, beautifully written musical play that deals with family dynamics and teenage social issues.

Don't see it if you want a more traditional musical comedy.

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Must see

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.

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Resonant

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

95
Absorbing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you love good music, great acting and a story line that is real in our time of online bullying.

Don't see it if death or the thought of death of a loved one weighs heavy for you.

75
Cliched, Ambitious, Disappointing, Great staging

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.

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You love an inspiring story.

Don't see it if You would prefer a harder hitting musical without a sweet ending.

92
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if a very modern show that uses great set design to help tell a thought-provoking story.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a show that tells with suicide or teen angst. Want to see something with big dance numbers.

92
Resonant, Relevant, Refreshing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a wonderful modern musical, feel beautifully moved and to see Ben Platt giving his absolute all to this role

Don't see it if you're expecting a traditional broadway show, it's very 'pop-y' with no dancing, but it's story and music really is very unique

45
Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you're a millennial who thinks shallow high school kids are interesting.

Don't see it if you want a memorable score or sympathetic characters.

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

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.

96
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if You want to see a show with great dancing, singing, acting about suicide

Don't see it if You don't want to see a show that's about such a serious matter

75
Intelligent, Relevant, Overrated, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you like musicals about difficult subjects cleverly staged, well-acted, and well-sung.

Don't see it if you're tired of musicals with songs that don't stay with you, and if you don't mind a predictable climax that prepared you for a surprise

Also In the climax, Evan reveals that he wrote the letter found on Connor, ... Read more Read less

99
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful, Profound

See it if thought-provoking musical; Deeply moving portrayal of a small lie rolling bigger into an avalanche; fun staging and catchy tunes;

Don't see it if Prefer flamboyant visual effects than authentic storytelling; Taylor Trensch (Evan Hansen) sometimes let emotion overwhelm his singing

Also One of my 2 fav musicals of these years. The other one being The Band’... Read more Read less

89
Great singing, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You want to see Ben Platt sing and act his heart out. You like contemporary musicals.

Don't see it if You don't like contemporary musicals.

Also The music is beautiful and cast amazing. Since show's concept is all b... Read more Read less

97
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if You want to see one of the best shows this season

Don't see it if Want to miss great theater

100
Ambitious, Edgy, Great writing, Intense, Profound

See it if You are interested in whether there is nuance in what the truth is or if a deception is justified and how social media effects this

Don't see it if If you want a light hearted musical comedy that is not emotionally moving.

60
Absorbing, Great acting, Beautiful music, Offensive

See it if you want to see some of the best acting of the year

Don't see it if you're interested in a show that is happy/funny/light-hearted; or deeply offended by a kid gaining fame from someone else's suicide

100
Great acting, Ambitious, Riveting, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You like an intelligent and emotional musical with an outstanding cast and a tour-de-force performance

Don't see it if you want leggy chorus girls

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

See it if Best original show I've seen since Hamilton! Don't miss this show or Ben Platt's performance. Well written and full of heart. Worth seeing.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to some depressing subject matter.


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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