Dear Evan Hansen (Broadway)
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Dear Evan Hansen (Broadway)

Dear Evan Hansen (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(5598 Ratings)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Great singing, Relevant, Must see

2017 Tony winner for Best Musical, this show is about being young and surviving the modern world.

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84 Reviews | 8 Followers
Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you fill you don't fit and need to know U R not alone; if you like great soundtracks that will stay with you long after the show is gone;

Don't see it if cannot think of a reason not to see it.

61 Reviews | 23 Followers
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want a show that has everything: excellent music, great plot, and relatable characters.

Don't see it if you read the trigger warnings and think that some might trigger you

96 Reviews | 29 Followers
Profound, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if The story is great. It's clever, relevant, creative, and the music is great...this won all those awards for a reason!

Don't see it if I wouldn't take super young kids

91 Reviews | 7 Followers
Resonant, Must see, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You are looking for a show that will make you feel deeply, with great music

Don't see it if You don't like to cry in the theater

64 Reviews | 17 Followers
Great singing, Funny, Exquisite, Clever, Absorbing

See it if I am bias towards this since it's my favorite musical.

Don't see it if You hate musicals.

68 Reviews | 8 Followers
Dramatic, Beautifully sung, Emotional, Clever, Absorbing

See it if A compelling and beautifully-sung emotional journey, with stunning acting from the company.

Don't see it if I guess don't see it if you want "light entertainment" and don't want a dramatic show?

50 Reviews | 10 Followers
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You love the music and the story of an underdog

Don't see it if You don’t like themes of suicide and not feeling like you fit in.

68 Reviews | 9 Followers
Resonant, Relevant, Profound, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy beautiful songs, emotional stores that tackle issues like social anxiety head on. Extra relevant for high schoolers.

Don't see it if you want happy stories with happy endings, you like production numbers and dancing, you don't appreciate gray lines between good/bad

Critic Reviews (53)

The New York Times
December 4th, 2016
For a previous production

"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 among its characters...Under the superb direction of the veteran Michael Greif, the show has been subtly refined, its brasher comedy softened, and the performances have grown in delicacy."
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Time Out New York
December 4th, 2016
For a previous production

"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 excellent cast...Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s score brims with tuneful and thoughtful songs...And Levenson’s book is unfailingly smart...'Dear Evan Hansen' must be seen to be believed."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
December 4th, 2016
For a previous production

"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 for humor at all in this grippingly sad story, and that Pasek and Paul have been able to turn those opportunities into songs of comic relief is a sign of the size of the ideas in play."
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The Wall Street Journal
December 5th, 2016
For a previous production

"It’s smartly crafted, emotionally open-hearted and ideally cast. What’s more, it’s pitched to and has been embraced by millennials...yet its appeal is universal...Michael Greif has staged 'Dear Evan Hansen' with fluid, fast-moving simplicity...The score is not quite as strong as Steven Levenson’s ingenious book...Still, the songs work on their own terms, and the book is strong enough that it could be done on its own as a play...The best musical to open on Broadway since 'Hamilton.'"
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December 4th, 2016
For a previous production

"The score by Pasek and Paul is packed with engaging tunes and insightful lyrics. The book by Levenson portrays teen angst taken beyond the normal boundaries with compelling dignity...Platt plays the title role in a movingly sensitive, career-making performance...Platt seems more to inhabit Evan than to merely portray him...The score soars, bringing us along with it. 'Dear Evan Hansen' is an intimate show with a gigantic heart."
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New York Daily News
December 4th, 2016
For a previous production

"Platt nails each shifting mood and tone as a socially inept outcast. Original and up-to-the-minute, the musical has a lot to say—about parents and children, social media, and more...Stirring ballads and rousing group songs in the vibrant, varied score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul ooze emotions. Director Michael Greif excels at guiding actors through complex stories—and his work has never been better...The show's so satisfying it deserves a thank-you note."
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December 4th, 2016
For a previous production

"Not since 'Next to Normal' has a score tapped so deeply into the troubled psyche of its needy protagonist...The lyrics go beyond the spoken thought and reach for the unspoken feelings hiding behind the words. Better yet, there’s not a hint of sentimentality...Under the thoughtful direction of Greif, Platt goes beyond physical specificity to get under Evan’s skin and into his unsettled mind. And the introspective, gentle score becomes the language of his troubled thoughts and yearnings."
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The Hollywood Reporter
December 4th, 2016
For a previous production

"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 sets up with persuasive conviction what could easily have been a contrived premise...Across the board, the ensemble is superb, each of them registering rich moments of emotional complexity."
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