Dear Evan Hansen, opened at the Music Box Theatre on 12/4/16. The new musical has music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight, A Christmas Story), book by Steven Levenson, and was directed by Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal). It stars Ban Platt (Pitch Perfect). The reviews are overwhelmingly positive, with most particularly singling out Ben Platt’s talent as a reason for its success. Almost all of the reviews mention that the show has improved since its Off-Broadway incarnation. BroadwayWorld.com has a Roumd Up of the reviews.
The music that I’ve heard so far from Dear Evan Hansen has been gorgeous, haunting, and up to par with Pasek and Paul’s other musicals. Ben Platt’s voice on the songs is so heartfelt and controlled. Not what you would expect from the guy in Pitch Perfect.
After the cut, preorder information for the original cast recording, and videos of the cast singing songs from the show.
The Original Broadway Cast Recording is already available for preorder on Amazon and iTunes. Each order comes with an immediate download of the song “Waving Through a Window,” sung by Ben Platt. It’s also available for purchase as a single. The album will be released digitally February 3rd, and on CD on February 24th, 2017. The entire track list for the album is HERE.
Here is the cast performing Waving Through a Window on Late Night with Seth Myers:
Recording the duet Only Us with Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss:
Clips from the show, posted by Broadway.com: