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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#1
Posted: 12/4/16 at 9:56am

Post 'em here, gang!

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#2
Posted: 12/4/16 at 10:02am

Looking forward to seeing the buzz tonight (and really hoping it's a Brantley piece).

usn120 said: "Really... REALLY...? It's been 8 years and you thought it was worth bumping to share that you THINK Broadway "Star" Alex Wyse is Jewish?"
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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#3
Posted: 12/4/16 at 10:26am

Love this show. Wishing it success! 

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#4
Posted: 12/4/16 at 10:41am

BroadwayConcierge said: "Looking forward to seeing the buzz tonight (and really hoping it's a Brantley piece).

This one seems to be Isherwood's beat, as he reviewed the D.C. and Off-Broadway productions.  His previous reviews were positive, and no reason not to expect the same this time.

 

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#5
Posted: 12/4/16 at 11:02am

i feel like this show is Broadways darling baby this year. i think the reviews will be all in all raves with one massively dissenting one..cause one reviewer has to be a lone wolf for fun. 
I also see this winning the tony and Ben winning it as well also because it seems that the community wants it to do well so badly for some reason. 

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#6
Posted: 12/4/16 at 11:08am

Because Brantley has already reviewed the show off-Broadway, he will write the review less the Times has changed its policy. 

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#7
Posted: 12/4/16 at 11:11am

RaisedOnMusicals said: "Because Brantley has already reviewed the show off-Broadway, he will write the review less the Times has changed its policy. 

 

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Isherwood reviewed it off-Broadway.

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#8
Posted: 12/4/16 at 11:27am

LesWickedly said: "RaisedOnMusicals said: "Because Brantley has already reviewed the show off-Broadway, he will write the review less the Times has changed its policy. 

 

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Isherwood reviewed it off-Broadway.


 

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And in DC. As has been stated already. 

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#9
Posted: 12/4/16 at 11:30am

My error. Then Isherwood will review it tonight. Not sure why I thought it had been Brantley, just a memory issue.

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#10
Posted: 12/4/16 at 11:38am

RaisedOnMusicals said: "My error. Then Isherwood will review it tonight. Not sure why I thought it had been Brantley, just a memory issue ??.

 

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 Yes, clearly. 

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#11
Posted: 12/4/16 at 11:52am

Hope it does well, want to see a new "Hit" show on Broadway.

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#12
Posted: 12/4/16 at 12:13pm

The Times' policy of allowing reviewers to essentially own shows they've previously championed is a poor editorial policy. It should stop. The paper's chief theater critic should be reviewing the opening of a highly anticipated new musical. And God forbid he doesn't fawn over it as Ishy has. 

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#13
Posted: 12/4/16 at 12:22pm

massofmen said: "i feel like this show is Broadways darling baby this year...it seems that the community wants it to do well so badly for some reason. "

Because a lot of people like it? What's so confusing about that? Jeez, people with minority opinions can be so self-deluded sometimes. 

 

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#14
Posted: 12/4/16 at 1:03pm

AC126748 said: "The Times' policy of allowing reviewers to essentially own shows they've previously championed is a poor editorial policy. It should stop.

I'd like to see a Brantley review of DEH as well, but I assume that the policy is based on not having critics for the same paper take opposing views. It could lead to some internal tension, I'd assume. But clearly there is another side of the issue.

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#15
Posted: 12/4/16 at 1:30pm

JBroadway said: "Because a lot of people like it? What's so confusing about that? Jeez, people with minority opinions can be so self-deluded sometimes. "

agreed, just like last year when people wanted to seem "cool" so they would say they hated Hamilton

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#16
Posted: 12/4/16 at 1:45pm

Why didn't they have Brantley review the show initially? It seems like one of the shows Brantley would usually review. Idk maybe that's just me.

But that doesn't matter, because we're all here. And with all of our differences we have one thing in common. We're all gay.
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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#17
Posted: 12/4/16 at 3:04pm
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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#18
Posted: 12/4/16 at 3:07pm

RaisedOnMusicals said: "

I'd like to see a Brantley review of DEH as well, but I assume that the policy is based on not having critics for the same paper take opposing views. It could lead to some internal tension, I'd assume. But clearly there is another side of the issue.

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<p>Well Isherwood had no issue giving his own informal (and verry negative) review of The Encounter </p>



 

 

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#19
Posted: 12/4/16 at 3:28pm

The ability of this board to conjure up non-existent reasons for things never ceases to amaze. The Times policy on retaining the same reviewer when possible is about consistency and context. Were they to switch willy nilly we would undoubtedly have a thread in which a different chorus complained that they denied them an intelligent appreciation for how a show had changed.

The Times has never prevented the other critic from expressing their own opinion, whether disparate or not, and some will remember that for a long time there was a Sunday review (for quite a while by Vincent Canby and, after that, IIRC, by Margo Jefferson.

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#20
Posted: 12/4/16 at 3:36pm

I saw this last night with my bf, and he doesn't really like theatre, he just comes with me to keep me company, but by the end of the show he was crying through the last few songs. When we walked out he asked if we could come back and see it again. We've seen other shows before and he enjoyed himself but wouldn't want to see it twice, so I think for this show to really move and capture someone like him was incredible.

This show is something special, I think it's very easy to find a little bit of yourself in Evan's character. As someone who came out during high school and not knowing where I fit in, within the first few minutes of the show I was already in tears - The way they set up 'Waving Through a Window' had me sobbing by the end.

enough about that, I wish this show the absolute best, Ben Platt gave a phenomenal performance and I think if he does win the Tony it'll be well earned

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#21
Posted: 12/4/16 at 7:30pm
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Posted: 12/4/16 at 8:05pm
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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reviews#25
Posted: 12/4/16 at 8:19pm
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