Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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Dear Evan Hansen Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Musical
  • Dear Evan Hansen is 2 hours and 20 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: November 14, 2016
  • Show Opened : December 4, 2016
  • Show Closed: September 18, 2022

17-year-old anxiety-stricken boy who gets caught in a web of his own lies after the death of his bully.

Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway Background

Dear Evan Hansen is a new musical set at a high school, with a score by the Tony and Emmy nominated, promising young songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (A Christmas Story, Dogfight).

The book is by Steven Levenson (The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin, Core Values, The Language of Trees). The director, three-time Tony nominee Michael Greif, can be considered an expert on helming musicals involving the tribulations of youth, as he was also the man behind Next to Normal and Rent.

The choreographer is Danny Mefford (Fun Home, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). The first Evan Hansen – Ben Platt, who plays the title character Evan Hansen – took home an Obie Award for his lead performance, when the show had its New York premiere Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre.

The show took home an additional Obie Award for Musical Theatre, given to Pasek, Paul, and Levenson. The show’s world premiere took place at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. in summer 2015. The play transferred to Broadway, following a sold-out run at Second Stage.

Post Pandemic Reopening Date

Open: December 11, 2021

What's Dear Evan Hansen Like?

In Dear Evan Hansen, Evan is an anxious rising high school senior, who is taunted by the school bully, Connor. As advised by his therapist, Evan writes himself pep notes addressed to himself. When Connor finds one of these notes, he pockets it and makes fun of Evan for having no friends to sign his cast on his broken arm; Connor proceeds to sign it in jest.

When Connor then surprisingly commits suicide, his family discovers Evan’s note in his pocket, and assumes that Evan was Connor’s one and only friend. Evan is then invited into their family, a more traditional and well-off household than his single-mother home, and becomes closer to his crush, Connor’s sister. As the lie continues to blossom out of Evan’s control, the musical presents the heart and the humor of social anxiety and a sense of belonging.

Is Dear Evan Hansen Good for Kids?

This show is appropriate for children as well as adults, although the theme of suicide may make it most appropriate for children over the age of 10. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Music Box Theatre

239 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,025
Entrance: 45th Street, between 8th and Broadway
Theatre Information

Music Box Theatre Seating Chart

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Dear Evan Hansen Marquee

Cast Members

Evan Hansen
Zachary Noah Piser
Zoe Murphy
Gabrielle Carrubba
Heidi Hansen
Jessica Phillips
Cynthia Murphy
Christiane Noll
Connor Murphy
David Jeffery
Larry Murphy
Manoel Felciano
Jared Kleinman
Jared Goldsmith
Alana Beck
Phoebe Koyabe

Past Cast Members

Evan Hansen
Jordan Fisher
Evan Hansen
Andrew Barth Feldman
Evan Hansen
Noah Galvin
Evan Hansen
Taylor Trensch
Evan Hansen
Ben Platt
Zoe Murphy
Mallory Bechtel
Zoe Murphy
Laura Dreyfuss
Larry Murphy
Ivan Hernandez
Larry Murphy
Michael Park
Jared Kleinman
Will Roland
Jared Kleinman
Sky Lakota-Lynch
Heidi Hansen
Lisa Brescia
Heidi Hansen
Rachel Bay Jones
Alana Beck
Kristolyn Lloyd
Alana Beck
Phoenix Best
Alana Beck
Samantha Williams
Cynthia Murphy
Jennifer Laura Thompson
Cynthia Murphy
Ann Sanders
Connor Murphy
Alex Boniello
Connor Murphy
Mike Faist


101 Productions, Ltd

Stacey Mindich at Stacey Mindich Productions

Arena Stage (Associate Producer)

Second Stage Theatre (Associate Producer)

Production Credits

General Manager
101 Productions
Company Manager
Katrina Elliott
Production Manager
Juniper Street Productions
Casting Director
Tara Rubin Casting
Advertising Representative
Serino Coyne
Press Agent
Production Stage Manager
Judith Schoenfeld

Creative Team

Book Writer
Steven Levenson
Music & Lyrics
Benj Pasek
Music & Lyrics
Justin Paul
Michael Greif
Danny Mefford
David Korins
Emily Rebholz
Japhy Weideman
Nevin Steinberg
Peter Nigrini
Musical Supervisor
Alex Lacamoire
Musical Director
Ben Cohn