Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen Tickets

Tickets are available now for Dear Evan Hansen at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway - winner of the Tony Award for “Best Musical” in 2017. The show is both a critical and commercial megahit that has blossomed thanks to an unyielding fan base and social media presence. #YouWillBeFound…

Indeed, 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, Dear Evan Hansen 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 snowballed into becoming the most hyped and talked about hit of the season.

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 supremely talented duo of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (who are also Oscar winners behind the smash hit “La La Land,” as well as "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 or two, who may be completely new to the world of Broadway and suffers from the narrow-minded opinion that everything is show tunes, 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.

Sincerely, the New York Theatre Guide.

(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:
Taylor Trensch (as Evan Hansen until Jan 27), Andrew Barth Feldman (as Evan Hansen from Jan 30), Mallory Bechtel (as Zoe Murphy), Lisa Brescia (as Heidi Hansen), Jennifer Laura Thompson (as Cynthia Murphy), Alex Boniello (as Connor Murphy), Michael Park (as Larry Murphy), Sky Lakota-Lynch (as Jared Kleinman), and Phoenix Best (as Alana Beck)
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
Booking to: 
August 11, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday2pm8pm
Thursday-7pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday3pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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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

Andrew Barth Feldman
Andrew Barth Feldman to make Broadway debut in Dear Evan Hansen
November 12, 2018

16 year old Andrew Barth Feldman will make his Broadway debut while still in high school, playing the role of Evan Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen at the Music Box Theatre. Winning best performance by an actor at the 2018 Jimmy Awards, which celebrates musical theatre in high schools, Feldman was later called to audition for the role. The role of Evan Hansen is currently played by Taylor Trensch, who will make his last performance in the show on January 27, 2019. Feldman will then take over the role, with his first performance on January 30, 2019.

Lisa Brescia
Lisa Brescia debuts in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway
August 7, 2018

Broadway veteran Lisa Brescia returns to the Great White Way this evening, following an absence of more than a decade and leaving her post as a teacher at Missouri State University, to assume the role of Heidi Hansen in the Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" Dear Evan Hansen at the Music Box Theatre. Tony Award winner ​Rachel Bay Jones exited the Broadway production on August 5. Ms. Brescia's previous Broadway credits include The Times They Are A-Changin', The Woman in White, Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Aida.

Mallory Bechtel
Mallory Bechtel makes her Broadway debut in Dear Evan Hansen
July 31, 2018

She has been found! Newcomer Mallory Bechtel - a 2018 high school graduate - makes her Broadway debut as Zoe Murphy in the Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" Dear Evan Hansen at the Music Box Theatre tonight. Her screen credits include the horror movie "Hereditary" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit". Original cast member Laura Dreyfuss played her final performance as Zoe on July 15, whilst Olivia Puckett covered the role from July 17 to 29.

Lisa Brescia
Lisa Brescia will return to Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen
July 16, 2018

Good for you, Lisa Brescia! The Broadway veteran will return to the Great White Way after more than a decade's absence, leaving her post as a teacher at Missouri State University, to assume the role of Heidi Hansen in the Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" Dear Evan Hansen at the Music Box Theatre from August 7, 2018. As previously reported, Tony Award winner ​Rachel Bay Jones is set to exit the Broadway production on August 5. Ms. Brescia's previous Broadway credits include The Times They Are A-Changin', The Woman in White, Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Aida.

Mallory Bechtel
Mallory Bechtel to make Broadway debut in Dear Evan Hansen
July 13, 2018

She has been found! Newcomer Mallory Bechtel - a 2018 high school graduate - is set to make her Broadway debut as Zoe Murphy in the Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" Dear Evan Hansen at the Music Box Theatre from July 31, 2018. Her screen credits include the horror movie "Hereditary" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit". Original cast member Laura Dreyfuss will play her final performance as Zoe on July 15, with Olivia Puckett covering the role from July 17 to 29.

Rachel Bay Jones
Tony winner Rachel Bay Jones sets Dear Evan Hansen departure date
June 28, 2018

It has been confirmed that original cast member Rachel Bay Jones will play her final performance in her Tony Award-winning role as Heidi Hansen in the Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" Dear Evan Hansen at the Music Box Theatre on August 5, 2018. Replacement casting will be announced in due course.

Our 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 Hanson is a show that holds you tight with its honesty of story told in a way that delights you to... Read more