Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway Tickets
After a brief and successful run off-Broadway, Dear Evan Hansen will be moving to Broadway this fall. Performances of the musical are scheduled to begin at the Music Box Theatre in November.
The Story of Evan Hansen
The musical is about Evan Hansen, a teenager with social anxiety whose stature improves after the school bully commits suicide. The show tells the story of a lie that balloons until things get out of control thanks to help from social media. The event affects family relationships and friendships in a small community dealing with a tragedy. The play tells a morally complex tale of misunderstandings, good intentions, and the trials and tribulations of growing up.
Connor, the bully, finds a note that Evan wrote to cheer himself up and puts it in his pocket. Connor later commits suicide, and everyone thinks the two of them were friends. Evan goes along and makes up lies to try to make others feel better.
Successful Run off-Broadway
Dear Evan Hansen ran from March 26 to May 29 at Second Stage and earned strong reviews from critics. The creative team won an Obie, the highest award for off-Broadway shows, and star Ben Platt, who previously appeared in the Pitch Perfect films, also received an Obie for his performance in the title role. Rachel Bay Jones won praise for her portrayal of Evan’s single mother.
The play features music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The pair previously worked together on A Christmas Story. The book was written by playwright Steven Levenson. The musical is directed by Michael Greif, who also directed other dark stories about adolescence, including Next to Normal and Rent. The Broadway production will be produced by Stacey Mindich.
Order Tickets to Dear Evan Hansen from OnBroadway.com
Dear Evan Hansen has earned rave reviews from critics and numerous awards already. OnBroadway.com has tickets available to see upcoming performances of the musical on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre starting in November. Order tickets today to see this touching play about growing up.