DEAR EVAN HANSEN
A NEW MUSICAL FOR THE OUTSIDER IN US ALL
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
BENJ PASEK & JUSTIN PAUL
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?
Dear Evan Hansen is the original new musical making its New York premiere this spring at Second Stage Theatre, following a sold-out run in Washington, D.C., where The Washington Post hailed it as "entertainingly smart and radiating charm, wit and humor." The musical unites the award-winning creators behind some of Second Stage's most celebrated productions. A brand new score features the talents of the Tony-nominated composing team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (A Christmas Story, Dogfight and NBC's "Smash"). Directed by three-time Tony nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens) and written by Steven Levenson (Showtime's "Masters of Sex").
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.
Belasco Music Box Theatre, beginning November 14, 2016. Opens officially on December 4, 2016. 239 West 45th Street, New York, NY.
Starring Ben Platt. Beginning November 21, 2017: Noah Galvin. Then Taylor Trench in January 2018.