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.
Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is a new American musical about life and the way we live it.
Hailed by critics and audiences alike, this bold new musical moved Peter Marks of The Washington Post to declare it: “A heart-piercing trip to the place that musical theater can sometimes take us to.”And Charles Isherwood of The New York Times to call it: “A fresh, vibrant musical that opens the heart and the mind.”
Dear Evan Hansen, which pairs the three time Tony Award® nominated director Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens) with the Tony-nominated composing team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (A Christmas Story, Dogfight, NBC’s Smash) and award-winning playwright Steven Levenson (Showtime’s Masters of Sex) now takes the next step on its remarkable journey: Broadway.
The Dear Evan Hansen vibe was strong at BroadwayCon 2018. And most of Evan’s fans showed up for the Dear Evan Hansen Show Spotlight on Saturday. Dave Quinn of People Magazine chatted with book-writer Steven Levenson and actors Noah Galvin (playing Evan through February 4th) and Taylor Trensch (who will take over the role starting February 6th). Here’s what they talked about: How they got their start in showbiz The first Broadway show Noah ever saw was You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown starring Kristin Chenoweth. At age ten, he remembers singing over the phone for an acting agent, then auditioning and getting into the national tour of Les Miserables. “I played Javert,” he joked. After that, as he tells it, he played the small child in most musical readings, and worked in L.A. on The Real O’Neals TV show. For Taylor, it was The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Light in the Piazza. He saw both Broadway shows in one weekend and in his words, “I was changed.” Steven grew up on Starlight Express, and was always singing the songs as a kid. His love of the show eventually turned into a love for theatre, and his passion for playwriting was born. How the audition went down Accor …Read more