Monday, January 16, 2017

Dear Evan Hansen

Last weekend, I braved the blizzard and headed out to the theater to see the new buzzed-about musical Dear Evan Hansen. I've been desperately trying to see this show since last Summer when it was off-Broadway but failed on all accounts. I was overjoyed to hear that it would be moving to Broadway in 2017. For those unfamiliar with the musical, the synopsis reads as follows, "a letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in."

Let's set the record straight, Ben Platt of Pitch Perfect fame is immensely talented. If he could sing me to sleep for the rest of my life, I would absolutely be ok with that. In addition, Pasek and Paul (the genius' behind La La Land) are an incredible songwriting duo. 

The musical had me crying, laughing and beaming with joy. After the 2nd song, I determined that Ben Platt would win the Tony Award and show will sweep every other category. You heard it from me first. Therefore, stop what you are doing right now and run to the theater to this incredible work of art. In the interim, check out some clips below to tide you over before the curtain rises...

{Ben Platt performs "Waving Through a Window" on the Today Show

{Cynthia Erivo performs "You Will Be Found" at Elsie Fest}

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