The Reviews for DEAR EVAN HANSEN are In…

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The reviews for Dear Evan Hansen are in – and the critics agree that this new musical deserves to go viral. The story follows a socially awkward teen as he changes from stuttering loner to social media sensation…but maybe not in a good way. Ben Platt plays the title role and earns universal acclaim from reviewers, delivering a vulnerable and touching performance that may be the standout of the Broadway season. The score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul also inspires admiration, weaving smartly and harmoniously with the also-remarkable book by Steven Levenson. Uniquely suited for families and non-families alike, Dear Evan Hansen is an unquestioned winner that reaches deep and hits on themes across the board, from social media and human connectedness to death and the American teenage experience.

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF DEAR EVAN HANSEN

As the title character in “Dear Evan Hansen,” a lonely teenager who inadvertently becomes a social media sensation and a symbol of the kindness that is often cruelly absent in high school hallways, the marvelous young actor Ben Platt is giving a performance that’s not likely to be bettered on Broadway this seas

AM NEW YORK REVIEW OF DEAR EVAN HANSEN

Urgent concerns about lost teens, powerless parents and the difficulty of achieving emotional connection in an age of overwhelming social media run like electric currents through the smart, deeply felt and altogether extraordinary new musical “Dear Evan Hansen,” which has opened on Broadway following an acclaim

DEADLINE REVIEW OF DEAR EVAN HANSEN

The exquisite new musical Dear Evan Hansen opened Sunday on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre, following runs at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. and, last spring, at off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre. In the only cast change from the Second Stage production, Michael Park has returned to the role (played… 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE REVIEW OF DEAR EVAN HANSEN

Most teenagers — despite appearances to the contrary — are fragile optimists. And Ben Platt, the astonishing star of the extraordinary new Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen,” has a way of throwing lines out into the wind, head usually cocked to the side, brave, aspirant, unsure of where those salvos will land…

TIME OUT NEW YORK REVIEW OF DEAR EVAN HANSEN

What does it look like when a star is born? In the case of Ben Platt, the astonishing young actor who plays the title role in Dear Evan Hansen, it’s a bit like an actual birth: beautiful but strange and wet, tinged with confusion and danger. Evan is painfully introverted; he has no friends in high school, and… 

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