Zachary Noah Piser to Join Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN as Evan Alternate; Plus New Cast Begins TomorrowZachary Noah Piser to Join Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN as Evan Alternate; Plus New Cast Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019

Zachary Noah Piser will join the Broadway company of Dear Evan Hansen on November 26, 2019 as the 'Evan alternate', playing his first performance as Evan at the matinee on Wednesday, November 27. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: DEAR EVAN, Thanks For Everything. Sincerely, Columbus.BWW REVIEWS: DEAR EVAN, Thanks For Everything. Sincerely, Columbus.
by Paul Batterson - Sep 19, 2019

As it did at the Tony Awards, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the 2017 award winner for Best Musical, rolls into Columbus on the tails of HAMILTON, the 2016 Tony Award winner which played in the Ohio Theatre in the Spring. Although the style of music and subject manner are hard to compare, there are many similarities between the two. The most striking of these unlikely storylines for a musical with HAMILTON taking the life of America's founding father Alexander Hamilton while DEAR EVAN HANSEN confronts many of the problems facing teens and parents currently. Like HAMILTON, DEAR EVAN HANSEN gets style points for originality with a powerful message and memorable score that stays with you for days. (more...)

BWW Review: Profound and Poignant, DEAR EVAN HANSEN Takes Hold of Nashville's Collective Heart at TPACBWW Review: Profound and Poignant, DEAR EVAN HANSEN Takes Hold of Nashville's Collective Heart at TPAC
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 11, 2019

Profoundly moving and endlessly poignant a?' yet somehow laugh out loud funny at times it is most unexpected a?' Dear Evan Hansen, the Tony Award-winning musical that sharply reflects society's fascination with popularity and a?oefitting ina?? with a decidedly contemporary flavor, has settled into Andrew Jackson Hall at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center for an eight-performance run that heralds the start of the 2019-20 Broadway at TPAC series. And judging from the audience's response on opening night (along with the extended standing ovation that greeted the show's eight-member cast at the end of their performance), it's a particularly auspicious start to what promises to be a particularly impressive season. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 8/15: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Broadway and Tour Casting, and More!Wake Up With BWW 8/15: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Broadway and Tour Casting, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2019

Today's top stories: New casting has been announced for the Broadway and touring productions of Dear Evan Hansen! (more...)

Jessica Phillips, Christiane Noll, Jared Goldsmith and Phoebe Koyabe Join DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway; Plus Tour Cast Changes!Jessica Phillips, Christiane Noll, Jared Goldsmith and Phoebe Koyabe Join DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway; Plus Tour Cast Changes!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019

Dear Evan Hansen producer Stacey Mindich has announced several casting changes for the Broadway and North American touring productions of the Tony Award-winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reminds Us We Are Not Alone at The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Reminds Us We Are Not Alone at The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts
by Evann Normandin - Aug 11, 2019

The phenomenon that got its start in DC at the Arena Stage in 2015 has come home to DC for a five week, sold out run at the Kennedy Center. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the story of an anxious young man desperate to fit in, and the powerful musical is opening the conversation to a wider audience as it launches a 50-city national tour of the United States, with international productions in Toronto and, next year, London. In an age when it's easy to feel increasingly disconnected, the revolutionary DEAR EVAN HANSEN reminds us in myriad, potent ways that we are not alone. (more...)

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Taps Into Teen Loneliness And Despair But Delivers Hope At Boston Opera HouseBWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Taps Into Teen Loneliness And Despair But Delivers Hope At Boston Opera House
by Jan Nargi - Jul 18, 2019

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the 2017 Tony Award-winning musical currently at the Boston Opera House through August 4, is that rare teen angst story that neither trivializes nor over dramatizes the challenges of coming of age in modern America. Rather, this at times funny, at times penetrating, and always tender exploration of alienated youth draws us deeply into the world of an anxious young man who feels like he's forever on the outside looking in. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Play at Northern Alberta Jubilee AuditoriumDEAR EVAN HANSEN to Play at Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019

Edmonton, you will be found Feb. 11-16, 2020 as Broadway Blockbuster hit, Dear Evan Hansen, plays at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (more...)

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Peace Center is Vivid, Funny, Devastating, and Deeply HumanBWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Peace Center is Vivid, Funny, Devastating, and Deeply Human
by Neil Shurley - Jul 8, 2019

Including a substantive review from my fourteen year old daughter. (more...)

BWW Review: Audience Taken On An Emotional Roller-Coaster Ride by Superlative DEAR EVAN HANSEN at the Connor PalaceBWW Review: Audience Taken On An Emotional Roller-Coaster Ride by Superlative DEAR EVAN HANSEN at the Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - Jun 14, 2019

Rogers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma ushered in the era of book-centric American musicals that have been designated as musical comedies. The beginning, middle and ending structured stories normally contain singing, dancing, show stoppers, comedy, a few conflicts, and a satisfying ending, in a two-act format. (more...)

Two Spotlight Education Students Will Represent Minnesota At The Jimmy AwardsTwo Spotlight Education Students Will Represent Minnesota At The Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that Lauren Senden (Mankato East High School) and Wiliam Dusek (Cretin-Derham High School) will represent Minnesota at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (the Jimmy Awards) - a national celebration of outstanding achievement, recognizing individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performance. (more...)

Review Roundup: DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Tour, What Did the Critics Think?Review Roundup: DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Tour, What Did the Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019

DEAR EVAN HANSEN is currently on tour across America! What are critics saying about the show in different cities across the country? Check out all the reviews for the hit musical below! (more...)

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at The Straz Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Apr 10, 2019

Is an assumption not corrected, an invention born out of best intentions, a fabrication of truth that gives solace to a grieving family, still wrong? What if the lie unintentionally metamorphosizes into a voice for the silent, hope for the hopeless, a place where the invisible feel seen? On Tuesday night, April 9, the audience at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts was left pondering those questions during the emotional nuanced three-hour performance of the six-time Tony Award-winner in 2017 (including best musical), DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jessica Phillips Talks Taking DEAR EVAN HANSEN On TourBWW Interview: Jessica Phillips Talks Taking DEAR EVAN HANSEN On Tour
by Alan Henry - Feb 25, 2019

BroadwayWorld had a chance to catch up with Dear Evan Hansen's touring Heidi Hansen, Jessica Phillips while the show was at their Chicago tour stop! Check out highlights from our Q&A below! (more...)

Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh in on DEAR EVAN HANSEN in ChicagoReview Roundup: The Critics Weigh in on DEAR EVAN HANSEN in Chicago
by Review Roundups - Feb 15, 2019

'Dear Evan Hansen' is currently playing at the Curran in San Francisco, following its tour stops in Denver, Los Angeles, and Arizona. Let's see what the critics are saying about the recent tour stops... (more...)

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN National Tour in ChicagoBWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN National Tour in Chicago
by Rachel Weinberg - Feb 15, 2019

Both profoundly moving and profoundly disturbing, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is one of the most deeply troubling musicals I've seen. I left DEAR EVAN HANSEN with a swirl of mixed emotions. The musical is a meditation on social media and how it makes the social isolation and challenges of high school all the more difficult. (more...)

Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh in on DEAR EVAN HANSEN on the West Coast!Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh in on DEAR EVAN HANSEN on the West Coast!
by Review Roundups - Jan 29, 2019

'Dear Evan Hansen' is currently playing at the Curran in San Francisco, following its tour stops in Denver, Los Angeles, and Arizona. Let's see what the critics are saying about the recent tour stops... (more...)

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at the Paramount - You Will Be Found ... Laughing, Cheering, Crying, all the FeelingsBWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at the Paramount - You Will Be Found ... Laughing, Cheering, Crying, all the Feelings
by Jay Irwin - Jan 26, 2019

After a shaky start (sorry to all you folks who got bumped from the Wednesday performance) the 2017 Tony Award winner, "Dear Evan Hansen" is here at the Paramount. Now, I managed to catch this phenomenal show on Broadway when it was still in previews, so I got to see the original cast. The cast I'm sure all you fans of the show are familiar with from the cast recording from having listened to it over and over again. Well not to worry, as much as I loved the originals, this cast is just as sublime and not a carbon copy but putting in their own spin on this incredible story and characters. (more...)

BWW Review: Through Tears, DEAR EVAN HANSEN Wows at OC's Segerstrom CenterBWW Review: Through Tears, DEAR EVAN HANSEN Wows at OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - Jan 10, 2019

A powerful, emotionally-riveting, dynamically-staged original stage musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is a truly incredible, phenomenal show that I happily admit-in just a few years of its existence-has quickly become one of my favorite Broadway musicals of all time. Not only does it feature gorgeous, memorable songs from Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, it also has a simple but notably layered and impactful book by Steven Levenson that encourages deeper, meaningful discourse long after the end of the show. Even more remarkable is that the show presents a troubled but empathetic title character that demands so much from the extraordinary Ben Levi Ross-the actor tasked to bring him to life-that you are left in awe at his performance's sheer tenacity and brilliance. Thankfully, it has finally arrived at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where the Tony Award-winning musical's first national tour continues its much-too-brief two-week engagement through January 13, 2019 in Costa Mesa. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Comes To The Paramount This JanuaryDEAR EVAN HANSEN Comes To The Paramount This January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

KeyBank Broadway at the Paramount is thrilled to announce the winner of six 2017 Tony Awards Dear Evan Hansen will play The Paramount Theatre for a limited two-week engagement from January 23 February 2. (more...)

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