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Dear Evan Hansen
is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.
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.
The winner of six Tony Awards (including Best Musical) and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Dear Evan Hansen
features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land
, The Greatest Showman
), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent
, Next to Normal
).Dear Evan Hansen
opened on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre on December 4, 2016, where it’s broken all box office records and has struck a chord with critics and audiences alike.
‘One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history.’ - The Washington Post
‘A gorgeous musical for anyone with a beating heart.’ - The New York Times
‘Dear Evan Hansen
, thanks for finding us. We've been waiting for a musical like you.’- Time Magazine
‘A transformative, original and thrillingly emotional new musical that delivers a direct jolt to the heart. It sweeps you up in raw emotion like no other show on Broadway.’- Time Out NY
“A game changer that hits you like a shot in the heart.” – Rolling Stone
‘That rare show that connects and enlightens all of us! As deeply universal and utterly compelling as anything you're likely to see on stage.’ - NY1
‘An inspirational anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond. Dear Evan Hansen
is a message of hope shining on center stage for all to see.’ - NBC Nightly News
”More and more ingenious with each viewing, Dear Evan Hansen is more hopefully than ever.“ - The New York Times
Here is why we at Broadway Inbound think it's a perfect show for groups:
This show is perfect for newcomers to Broadway, teenagers, and theatre enthusiasts alike.
Created by an extraordinary team led by director Michael Greif, the show includes songs like "Waving Through a Window," “Anybody Have a Map?” and "You Will Be Found." You’ll be moved by the music and how the story of all-human experiences of loss, missteps, and forgiveness is told through the score. It’s impossible to come away from Dear Evan Hansen without intimately connecting to the emotions these characters experience. The overarching theme, music, and the heart-tugging lyrics plus the wonderful performances are all perfectly blended together to lead you through the ups and downs of the lives of the characters, who may feel like people you know.
If your group is looking for a meaningful Broadway evening, the resonance of this incredible story is perfect for pre-show or post-show discussion, or any bonding activity. It’s a great pick for school groups.
At the very core of the show is a lesson of compassion that we can all learn from. It’s the power of connection and the message of Dear Evan Hansen that makes it so loved and memorable.