Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen is an emotional and entertaining Broadway musical that touches on the topics of mental illness and suicide. It features the main character Evan Hansen (originally played by Ben Platt) who struggles with social anxiety and loneliness. The story follows Evan as he deals with the death of one of his classmates and searches for his own life purpose. The music and lyrics are by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and the book is by Steven Levenson. Premieres for the musical started at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. in July 2015. The musical ran there for a little over a month before moving Off-Broadway to the Second Stage Theatre. The official opening was on May 1, 2016 and featured six original cast members from the Washington, D.C. production. This production last until May 29, 2017. Then Dear Evan Hansen made its debut on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. Previews began on November 14, 2016 and then official opening night was on December 6th. Ever since hitting the Broadway stage, Dear Evan Hansen has been received by critical acclaim. It has won numerous accolades for its outstanding music, production, and acting.
At the 2017 Tony Awards, the original Broadway production was nominated for nine awards. The awards that were won out of the nine nominations are listed below:
- Best Musical
- Best Book of a Musical (Steven Levenson)
- Best Original Score (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul)
- Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (Ben Platt)
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Rachel Bay Jones)
- Best Orchestrations (Alex Lacamoire)
If you want to see Dear Evan Hansen, now is the time to get your tickets. And if you do not live near New York City, fear not! Because Dear Evan Hansen is coming to a theatre near you. It has been announced that Dear Evan Hansen will be touring the U.S. Ben Levi Ross will play Evan Hansen and Jessica Phillips will play the role of Heidi Hansen. The tour will start in October of 2018 in Denver, CO. TicketNetwork has your access to all Dear Evan Hansen tickets. You do not want to miss out on this Tony Award winning musical so be sure to grab your Dear Evan Hansen tickets today!