News & Reviews
Welcome home, ‘Dear Evan Hansen.’ You’re back where you belong.
It has been almost exactly four years since “Dear Evan Hansen” celebrated its official birth at Arena Stage, and who knew then the triumphs it would rack up on its way back to the nation’s capital? Having been showered with Tonys and set in motion major careers…the show returns to Washington, in a sold-out five-week run at the Kennedy Center.Read More at The Washington Post
‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ With a Real Teenage Evan
Now in its third year, this Broadway hit has grown up by aging down.Read More at The New York Times
Be Kind: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ puts spotlight on mental health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and that has put the spotlight back on a Broadway musical that won a Tony Award as the year’s best in 2017.Watch at Yahoo! News
“MORE AND MORE INGENIOUS WITH EACH VIEWING.
Dear Evan Hansen is more hopeful than ever.”— The New York Times, May 2019
“DEAR EVAN HANSEN feels both of-our-moment and built to last.”— The Boston Globe
“There are few shows that represent 21st-century culture quite like DEAR EVAN HANSEN…
It’s a rare breed of musical that must be seen to be believed.”— Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Dear Evan Hansen is a testament to the continued vitality of the Broadway musical.
This show explores poignant contemporary issues such as mental health, social media, suicide and the travails of being a teenager in the 21st century through innovative staging, memorable pop-rock music and compelling performances.”— Ryan Lintelman, entertainment curator at the National Museum of American History
“AN INSPIRING ANTHEM RESONATING ON BROADWAY AND BEYOND.”— NBC Nightly News Read More
“A brilliant musical, an incredible show.
Its message of hope and humanity is central, and it touches families, parents, kids, everybody. Get yourself a ticket any way you can.”— CBS News
“A GLORIOUS DEAR EVAN HANSEN.
This enthralling, beautifully-acted musical has become a cultural phenomenon.”— The LA Times Read More
“THE MUSICAL OF A GENERATION.
Dear Evan Hansen is about as good as American musical theater gets.”— Entertainment Weekly Read More
“As good as musical theater gets.
Dear Evan Hansen resounds now more than ever as the musical of a generation."— Entertainment Weekly
“A POWERFUL ANTHEM.
Dear Evan Hansen is an emotionally-charged phenomenon that has taken Broadway by storm.”— ABC Nightline Read More
“BRILLIANT AND BEAUTIFUL.
It’s been a long time since there’s been a musical as touching as this one, both topical and timeless, and featuring adolescent pleas for understanding that are as old as the human race. Yet never before have the implications of our 21st century social media been better explored.”— ABC News
“AN IMPORTANT AND SERIOUSLY DELIGHTFUL ADDITION TO THE 21ST CENTURY MUSICAL!
Dear Evan Hansen arrives on Broadway with ‘the next big thing’ written all over it—and deservedly so. The show is superb—original, sensitive, provocative, and endearing.”— Linda Winer, Newsday Read More
“THE SCORE SOARS, BRINGING US ALONG WITH IT.
Dear Evan Hansen is an intimate show with a gigantic heart.”— Jeremy Gerard, Deadline.com Read More
“DEAR EVAN HANSEN BELONGS IN THAT PANTHEON OF MUSICALS
that lovers of the form seek to experience over and over again.”— Peter Marks, The Washington Post Read More
one of those rare Broadway musicals to seep into the consciousness of the audience and succeeds in what matters most - making us care."— Chicago Tribune
“TERRIFIC. GRIPPING. HEARTFELT.”— Adam Green, Vogue Read More
“EXTRAORDINARY AND THRILLINGLY CONTEMPORARY.
This astonishing and intensely beautiful new musical not only understands what it means to be 17 years old today, it observes with singular honesty how warped our understanding of community has become. With a spectacularly rich book and a score that brings tears to your eyes, it’s the best Broadway show of the year.”— Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune Read More
“WHEN MUSICAL DRAMA CLICKS, AN AMAZING FUSION EVENT OCCURS;
the songs and the story enlarge each other in the process of becoming inseparable. Dear Evan Hansen is so fine in its craft and rich in its gathering of themes that, like the best works of any genre, it rewards being seen again — and again.”— Jesse Green, New York Magazine Read More
“SMARTLY CRAFTED, EMOTIONALLY OPEN-HEARTED AND IDEALLY CAST.
Dear Evan Hansen has been embraced by millennials—yet its appeal is universal. Whatever your age, you’ll watch “Dear Evan Hansen” with the shock of recognition, and be touched by the honesty with which it portrays the smothering sensation of being an adolescent misfit trapped in a world of self-assured winners.”— Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal Read More
“DEAR EVAN HANSEN, THANKS FOR FINDING US. WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR A MUSICAL LIKE YOU.
This heart-scorching musical about the struggle to connect feels like a hallmark of this particular moment in history. It’s an old-school interactive experience in which you show up in person and sit very close to whomever you came with. It’s a visceral exchange, one that feels primal and rare.”— Susanna Schrobsdorff, Time Read More
“THAT RARE SHOW THAT CONNECTS AND ENLIGHTENS ALL OF US!
As deeply universal and utterly compelling as anything you’re likely to see on stage.”— Roma Torre, NY1 Read More
“THE #1 NEW MUSICAL ON BROADWAY!”— Richard Zoglin, Time
“THE BEST BROADWAY SHOW OF 2016.
Astonishing and intensely beautiful.”— Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune 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
“GRADE: A. INSTANTLY PIERCES YOUR HEART AND BURROWS INTO YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS!”— Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly 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
“★★★★★ 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