Dear Evan Hansen
Winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical for 2017, Dear Evan Hansen is the new quintessential American musical that explores the changing nature of teenage lives and their relationships. With incredible direction by Michael Greif and a dazzling lead performance by Ben Platt, this amazing musical is perfect for audiences craving an emotional connect in this dizzying pace of life.
Why Watch Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen had its Broadway premier in July of 2015. Since then, it has garnered critical acclaim as well as immense public acceptance, and also won the 2018 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. An sentimental and profound contemporary musical, it deals with issues that strike a chord with American millennials and parents who are coping with the changing societal norms and lifestyle. An emotionally charged music score and spellbinding acting, this is the musical you cannot afford to miss!
Dear Evan Hansen tells the story of a teenage boy trying to fit in. Dealing with the vagaries of high school has been a challenge since time immemorial and the challenges have has only exaggerated for millennials, as the protagonist discovers. Navigating issues like depression, anxiety and social conformation, this emotional musical takes us through the journey of Evan as he copes with a friend’s suicide while struggling to find himself along the way.
Young teen audiences | Contemporary drama lovers
"Dear Evan Hansen belongs in that pantheon of musicals that lovers of the form seek to experience over and over again."
– Washington Post
"Extraordinary and Thrillingly Contemporary. This astonishing and intensely beautiful new musical not only understands what it means to be 17 years old today, it observes with singular honesty how warped our understanding of community has become. With a spectacularly rich book and a score that brings tears to your eyes, it’s the best Broadway show of the year."
– Chicago Tribune
Know Before You Go
Suitable for age 12 and above, no entry for children below age 4
The Music Box is one of the smallest theaters on Broadway, with a capacity of only 800. For tips on how to select the best seats, please refer to our Music Box Theater Seating Chart Guide.
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Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
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Nice musical. But I didn’t get to see Ben Platt act, which was a real let-down. The understudy was good, just not brilliant.
What a powerful performance. You will instantly fall in love with Ben Platt. Such a strong storyline, a lot of drama packed into it and brilliant casting. Be sure to catch the show when Ben Platt is performing though, he really breathes life into the character. I’ve seen many musicals before, but this one was just so relatable, as a teenager.
I will admit that this show is not what most people would enjoy. The plot is just a tad bit darker than the rest out there, which basically involves unicorns farting rainbows. This musical touches upon really serious issues that teenagers go through at that age, the social pressures and ethical values that they pick up along the journey. I watched this musical with my teenage daughter and have been able to connect with her a lot better ever since. Would definitely recommend watching with your children.
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