Dear Evan Hansen by Val EmmichFrom the shows creators comes the groundbreaking novel inspired by the Broadway smash hit Dear Evan Hansen.
Dear Evan Hansen,
Todays going to be an amazing day and heres why...
When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a familys grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.
Suddenly, Evan isnt invisible anymore--even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphys parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend. As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what hes doing cant be right, but if hes helping people, how wrong can it be?
No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose. And a website. Hes confident. Hes a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. Until everything is in danger of unraveling and he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself.
A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.
“Anybody Have A Map?” performed by the DEAR EVAN HANSEN Moms - DEAR EVAN HANSEN
Dear Evan Hansen, New York City: Address, Phone Number, Dear Evan Hansen Reviews: 4.5/5
It created great We saw the show yesterday from superb seats, and I was entranced from the get-go. We also happened to see a couple of understudies including the role of Evan who were simply amazing, as was the rest of the cast. A show that had me Such a great show dealing with a very serious issue.
Reviews of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway. 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 even the thought of talking to a girl he likes, Zoe the poignantly unaffected Laura Dreyfuss , makes his palms perspire. Platt's performance extends that to his whole body; when he sings, his face often gleams with sweat. Yet the effect is not off-putting; Evan is immensely lovable, even when he makes terrible mistakes.
The reality is more complicated, but the bright side is very bright. The book by Steven Levenson and the score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul capture not only the emotional challenges of those arduous high school years but also the moral tests we sometimes flunk as we fumble toward adult graduation. Ben Levi Ross, a year-old actor who grew up in Santa Monica and is bound for the theatrical big-time with this performance, is sensational as Evan, a character who wears a cast on his broken arm and could use a few splints and bandages for his fractured inner self. Stephen Christopher Anthony assumes the demanding role of Evan on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday matinees and on Sunday evening performances. Bullied at school and unable to respond to an innocuous greeting without apologizing for his convulsive awkwardness, Evan finds shelter in the isolation of his home. Dinner is usually a solo affair for Evan, who would rather skip a meal than risk small talk with a delivery person. To conquer his social anxiety, Evan has been advised by a therapist to write letters of encouragement to himself.