Dear Evan Hansen: Third Time’s the Charm
Well I got my wish. It has arrived. Finally. After seeing Dear Evan Hansen at Arena Stage, Washington, DC in August of 2015, I wrote a review asking the theatre gods to bring this fantastic show to Broadway.
The review is simply titled ‘Dear Evan Hansen, Please Come to Broadway‘. And finally, after an acclaimed run at Second Stage off Broadway, the show that I fell in love with that summer has made it; opening tonight at the Music Box Theater.
The musical is as devastatingly beautiful as when I first encountered it. With music and lyrics by Ben J Pasek & Justin Paul, and a book by Steven Levenson, Dear Evan Hansen has not lost any of its power and tension. It soars with an intense beauty that still captures our hearts and plays havoc with it all at the same time, even on third viewing. Tearing it into pieces and than stitching it back together.
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