Open run | 2h 20m | Midtown W

Dear Evan Hansen (NYC)

From 4,514 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 (4514)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

90
Edgy, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see, Profound

See it if Are looking for a poignant show about belonging and what to know how a small little lie can change so much.

Don't see it if Must see but if you have an issue with suicide and teenage anxiety it may not be for you.

69
Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You're young and have ever felt like an outsider.

Don't see it if You want an uplifting song and dance musical.

Also I think this is an ambitious show, that didn't fully come to fruition.... Read more Read less

90
Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Relevant

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.

99
Ambitious, Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you like intelligent, absorbing, beautifully written and outstandingly performed musical theater.

Don't see it if the subject of teenage suicide turns you off.

Also A brilliant piece, even more engaging now than it was last season off-... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Relevant, Great writing

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

86
Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to discover an extraordinary new talent -- Ben Platt.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in an engaging story.

100
Touching, Absorbing, Must see, The years best

See it if you are not afraid of a touching musical that will leave you emotionally exhausted. Filled with thrilling performances and a wonderful score

Don't see it if you expect musicals to just be light, fun entertainment... this story can move you to tears

Also Dear Evan Hansen is my pick for the Tony Award for Best Musical of 201... Read more Read less

98
Absorbing, Epic, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

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.

90
Resonant, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

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.

96
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You enjoy heavy topics. You enjoy great performances You want to cry You want to be moved

Don't see it if You only enjoy light entertainment You don't want a thought provoking show

89
Emotional, Profound, Relevant, Absorbing, Disappointing

See it if Hype is real, get ready for an emotional ride of laughing and crying with these actors that make the best out of a worst possible tragedy

Don't see it if If you truly pause for a moment and think about what Evan is doing, it’s quite cruel and even evil.

Also A wonderful treat to see Michael Lee Brown, who’s an alternate, to per... Read more Read less

68
Great singing, Indulgent, Relevant

See it if It you can can handle contrived, emotionally manipulative plots.

Don't see it if You need something a little more intelligent...

85
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Clever, Must see

See it if you like great music/lyrics/book. Well crafted and brilliantly directed. See it if you like shows that touch on current situations.

Don't see it if you are expecting all cast members to be strong, or cast well.

100
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Outstanding in every way!

See it if you like to see an outstanding Broadway musical! I was lucky to meanwhile have seen it 3 times and still love every minute of it!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals. Or you just suffered a loved one's death and can't deal with a show with teen suicide even if the end is hopeful.

95
Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Great singing, Must see

See it if You want to see Ben Platt be absolutely amazing, you've ever felt alone and hopeless, high school was rough, you want a good cry

Don't see it if You're looking for a more traditional musical, you're uncomfortable with discussion of suicide and mental health issues

95
Heartwrenching, Great acting, Relevant, Delightful

See it if This show is absolutely heart-breaking and a tear jerker. The music is gorgeous, and Ben Platt is a force. Tony-winning material!

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with topics like anxiety and suicide. Even so, a great show to see.

98
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want poignant, heart-breaking and ultimately life-affirming theater. So well-acted, with heartfelt lyrics that are of today and timeless

Don't see it if No reason not to see it. None. Ben Platt is supernova good, and every member of the small cast matches him

88
Great acting, Relevant, Moving

See it if You like character driven stories that show real emotion, struggle & growth. Brilliant set amplifies theme of needing relationships IRL.

Don't see it if You don't do sad stories. (There's also humor & redemption.) You aren't interested in teen stories. (There's also plenty of adult angst.)

97
Absorbing, Edgy, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

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

89
Great singing, Must see, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you're interested in a moving story about an awkward young man trying to overcome social anxiety and loneliness. You like great singing.

Don't see it if you prefer large casts, dance numbers, light stories. You don't care for a story about mental illness, social isolation, or high schoolers.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Relevant

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!

Also Sometimes tragic, always beautiful, and a touching tribute to adolesce... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great singing, Relevant

See it if you want a heart-felt musical.

Don't see it if you don't like teenager problem storyline.

Also The cast is amazing!

95
Resonant, Masterful, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if If you like an engaging book, great singing and a modern relevant musical theatre production you will love this

Don't see it if I don't know what kind of person wouldn't respond to this. Don't see it if you are a boorish churl

89
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if Want to see something closed to your daily life and don't mind to cry a

Don't see it if Want to see a comedy or exciting/cheerful story, and it basically has no choreography

Also You can see yourself from this show, more or less

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Relevant

See it if you want to hear the most angelic voice that currently exists on this earth. Beautiful, heartbreaking, relevant to all. Bring tissues!!!

Don't see it if you hate to feel things.


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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