Zac Efron visits Ben Platt at Dear Evan Hansen

Zac Efron congratulated actor Ben Platt backstage for his performance in the acclaimed new Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen at the Music Box Theatre.

Ben Platt is one of 2016’s Biggest Breakout Stars

Platt’s Evan is a musical theater role like we haven’t seen, performed exquisitely by the prodigiously talented actor.

Dear Evan Hansen is one of the best Broadway shows of the year

Directed by Michael Grief and led by Ben Platt as the titular troubled high schooler who goes viral, the tuner is a moving breath of fresh air.

“The #1 new musical on Broadway!”

Richard Zoglin, Time

“Terrific, gripping and heartfelt!”

Adam Green, Vogue Read More

“The best Broadway show of 2016.

Astonishing and intensely beautiful.”

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune Read More

“Extraordinary and thrillingly contemporary!”

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune Read More

“The best Broadway musical since Hamilton.

It lives up to the buzz.”

Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal Read More

“★★★★★
A heart-rending hit blending tears and laughter.”

Max McGuiness, Financial Times Read More

“Delivers letter perfect notes. Bravo!”

Dave Quinn, NBC4 Read More

“Triumphant and beautiful.”

Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post Read More

“A dazzling reminder of the power of live theater!

A Broadway star is born!”

Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News Read More

“That rare show that connects and enlightens all of us!”

Roma Torre, NY1 Read More

“Ravishingly bittersweet.”

Peter Marks, The Washington Post Read More

“Grade: A. Instantly pierces your heart and burrows into your consciousness!”

Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly Read More

“An important and seriously delightful addition to the 21st century musical!”

Linda Winer, Newsday Read More

“★★★★★
Thrillingly modern and moving. It must be seen to be believed.”

Adam Feldman, Time Out NY Read More

“Heart-stopping and spine-tingling.”

Marilyn Stasio, Variety Read More

“An extraordinary modern masterwork. One of the strongest scores in years.”

Steven Suskin, The Huffington Post Read More

“Tremendously moving and piercingly intimate.”

David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter Read More

“So fine in its craft and rich in its themes that, like the best works of any genre, it rewards being seen again — and again.”

Jesse Green, New York Magazine Read More

“★★★★★
A powerful, intimate, original and redemptive story. A must-see!”

Mark Shenton, The Stage (London) Read More

“Smart, deeply felt and altogether extraordinary!”

Matt Windman, AM New York Read More

“Biting and subversive, Dear Evan Hansen electrifies Broadway.”

Tim Teeman, The Daily Beast Read More
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