Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen Tickets

Dear Evan Hansen is at the Music Box Theatre from December 11. Dear Evan Hansen tickets are on sale now.

After a world premiere production at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2015 and an off-Broadway premiere with Second Stage Theater in the spring of 2016, the Dear Evan Hansen musical would be found and greenlit for a Broadway transfer. Officially opening at the Music Box Theatre on December 4, 2016, following previews from November 14, the musical soon became the most hyped and talked-about hit of the season. The show is both a critical and commercial megahit that has blossomed thanks to an unyielding fan base and social media presence. 

With the small cast of eight constantly engulfed on stage by Peter Nigrini’s projections from various social media outlets, the idea is so cleverly staged: Despite the endless opportunities for interconnectivity in a virtual world, we are frequently left alone and isolated as human beings in the real world. The central character of Evan Hansen embodies this as an instantly recognisable outsider at high school, but the musical’s appeal breaks into other demographics through the portrayal of Evan’s mother, Heidi, and Connor’s parents, Cynthia and Larry Murphy. Whether they are a single parent or desperately struggling in a relationship, their sense of loneliness is equally palpable. The themes of loss, regret, and trying to find our place in the world are so universal that teenagers, adults and seniors alike will have no choice but to relate.

With a non-traditional, Tony Award-winning score from the young and talented duo of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (the Oscar winners behind the movie musicals La La Land and The Greatest Showman), the musical’s soundtrack has broken out of the Broadway bubble and has ranked in the Top 10 of the Billboard charts. It features hits such as “Waving Through a Window,” “Requiem,” and “You Will Be Found,” and each number has its own unique feel as if written by the individual characters themselves as singer-songwriters. The score alone sets Dear Evan Hansen apart as a marvel of modern musical theatre and offers a perfect opportunity to break in a friend who may be completely new to the world of Broadway and seeks a change from jazz hands and tap shoes.

Dear Evan Hansen made a bona fide star out of original cast member Ben Platt, who deservedly picked up the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his efforts, and we are sure that many leading, young men will be found and will rise to the occasion in the years to come.

Dear Evan Hansen currently stars Jordan Fisher as Evan Hansen. Cast members who appeared in the production when the show closed in March 2020 include Gabrielle Carrubba (as Zoe Murphy), Jessica Phillips (as Heidi Hansen), David Jeffrey (as Connor Murphy), Christiane Noll (as Cynthia Murphy), Ivan Hernandez (as Larry Murphy), Jared Goldsmith (as Jared Kleinman), and Phoebe Koyabe (as Alana Beck).

Photos by Matthew Murphy

Running time: 
2hrs 30mins (including 1 intermission)
Categories: 
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About Dear Evan Hansen:

All his life Evan Hansen has felt invisible. To his peers, to the girl he loves, sometimes even to his own mother. But that was before he wrote the letter - that led to the incident - that started the lie - that ignited a movement - that inspired a community - and changed Evan's status from the ultimate outsider into the somebody everyone wants to know. But how long can Evan keep his secret? And at what price? A tribute to the outsider in us all, Dear Evan Hansen is about someone you know, maybe even someone you are, but more than anything, it's about discovering the person we all long to be - ourselves.

By:
Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and a Book by Steven Levenson
Producer:
Second Stage Theatre in association with Stacey Mindich Productions
Director:
Michael Greif
Lighting:
Japhy Weideman
Sound:
Nevin Steinberg
Design:
David Korins
Choreography:
Danny Mefford
Costume:
Emily Rebholz
Cast list:
Jordan Fisher, Gabrielle Carrubba, Jessica Phillips, Christiane Noll, David Jeffery, Ivan Hernandez, Jared Goldsmith, Phoebe Koyabe, Zachary Noah Piser, Reese Sebastian Diaz, Nathan Levy, Dan Macke, Jane Pfitsch, Talia Simone Robinson, Asa Somers, Josh Strobl, and Nicole Van Giesen, Linedy Genao, Mateo Lizcano
Other info:
Musical Direction by Ben Cohn, Music Supervision by Alex Lacamoire, and Projection Design by Peter Nigrini
Dear Evan Hansen Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
November 14, 2016
Opening date: 
December 4, 2016
Available from: 
December 11, 2021
Booking to: 
June 5, 2022
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Music Box Theatre

Address:
239 West 45th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Latest Dear Evan Hansen News & Features

Jordan Fisher in Dear Evan Hansen
'Dear Evan Hansen' announces full Broadway cast
September 20, 2021

Dear Evan Hansen fans, today is going to be a great day and here's why: The full reopening cast of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway has been announced. All cast members who were in the show at the time of the March 2020 shutdown will return, including Jordan Fisher, who stars in the title role. Returning principal cast members also include Jessica Phillips as Heidi Hansen, Gabrielle Carrubba as Zoe Murphy, David Jeffery as Connor Murphy, Christiane Noll as Cynthia Murphy, Ivan Hernandez as Larry Murphy, Jared Goldsmith as Jared Kleinman, and Phoebe Koyabe as Alana Beck.

Photo credit: Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen (Photo still courtesy of Universal Pictures)
‘Dear Evan Hansen’ movie trailer released, starring Ben Platt in Tony-winning role
May 18, 2021

The film will be released in cinemas from September 24.

Photo credit: Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to reopen at Music Box Theatre in December
May 13, 2021

The Broadway production of Dear Evan Hansen will resume its acclaimed run this fall.

Photo credit: Cast of Dear Evan Hansen (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
‘Dear Evan Hansen’ movie gets 2021 release date in cinemas
February 1, 2021

A release date for the movie musical adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen has been found. The film will be released in cinemas on Sept. 24, 2021, available to stream via home entertainment services 17 days after — Oct. 11, 2021. According to Variety, Dear Evan Hansen is likely to keep its fall 2021 release date due to an early premium video-on-demand agreement. In securing this, Universal Studios can now debut movies on home entertainment systems after 17 days, without fear that movie theaters will boycott the film’s release.

Our Dear Evan Hansen Review

When my eyes are wet and it’s all I can do to not join the dialogue on the stage and my giggle box has completely turned over, I am having a really really good time. This reviewer is not a huge fan of musicals by any means – too much distraction and not enough story in most cases – but Dear Evan Hansen is a show that holds you tight with its honesty of story told in a way that delights you to... Read more