"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 a night at the theatre where you will laugh, cry, and be emotional invested in a stranger's life.
Don't see it if You prefer classic musicals with no bells and whistles.
See it if You enjoy true Broadway excellence! Very moving and appropriate for today’s world of differences and loneliness.
Don't see it if You expect an upbeat musical or corny one liners. This is a serious and meaningful work.
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 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
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 All around a great musical, I went through all the emotions. A must see for sure.
Don't see it if you want something light, centers around suicide.
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.
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
See it if you've ever felt lonely or lost or struggled to connect. See it if you've ever felt helpless in the face of grief or a tragic loss.
Don't see it if you have no idea about the social media landscape - but the acting (especially Ben Platt's performance) should not be missed!
See it if Everyone should see it and if you have children from about age 12 and up you should bring them.
Don't see it if You want to keep your head in the sand about what goes on in teenagers lives.
See it if You want to see a story that’s relevant and very entertaining.
Don't see it if You want a musical with strong singing voices.this is me being 100% honest. This is still by far one of my favorites. Also bring tissues
See it if You want to see a brilliant original american musical dealing with issues of today & the reality of technology & social media in our lives
Don't see it if You are looking for musical fluff or if you are personally struggling with a recent loss
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.
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
See it if you want to think about forging identity, the compexities of parenting and the deep longing that all humans feel for a true friendship
Don't see it if Bothered by profanity, bored by technology
See it if you enjoy brilliant, original new musicals.
Don't see it if you can't relate at all to the everyday psychological and social issues of parents and high schoolers.