When Evan gets home, Heidi mentions hearing about Connor's death, but Evan tells her not to worry and that he didn't know Connor. However, Evan becomes preoccupied with his new relationship with Zoe and his newfound family in the Murphys, and begins to neglect his mother, Jared, and The Connor Project ("Sincerely, Me (Reprise)"). Photo by Nathan Johnson "The entire cast is rock solid, but Goldsmith and Ross rule the evening." 526k Followers, 239 Following, 1,282 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Dear Evan Hansen (@dearevanhansen) Evan, distraught, walks in on the Murphys fighting about why Connor really killed himself. Photo by Nathan Johnson. When: March 12-17. Evan is called to the principal's office and is told by Connor's parents that Connor died by suicide days before, with Evan's letter found in his pocket, which they believe is a suicide note addressed to him. Zoe still refuses to mourn Connor ("Requiem"). [13] The cast album debuted at number 8 on the February 25 Billboard 200. An imaginary version of Connor attempts to talk him out of it, but Evan shouts that he needs the whole thing to be over. Aaron Lazar, who is co-starring in the national tour of Dear Evan Hansen, will perform his solo show Broadway to Hollywood at Feinstein’s at the Nikko in San Francisco December 17. It is hard to accept that a long-admired-from-afar girl can change Evan's outlook on life so rapidly or that Connor's teenage disequilibrium leads him to do what he does. "Waving Through a Window (Reprise #1)"* – Evan, "Waving Through a Window (Reprise #2)"* – Alana, "Disappear" – Connor, Evan, Alana, Jared, Larry, Cynthia, Zoe, "You Will Be Found" – Evan, Alana, Jared, Zoe, Company, VC (virtual community), "Sincerely, Me (Reprise)"* – Connor, Jared, "Good for You" – Heidi, Alana, Jared, Evan, "You Will Be Found (Reprise)"* – Alana, Jared, VC, This page was last edited on 11 January 2021, at 20:10. )"[53], Hilton Als of The New Yorker was also critical, writing "It would have been amazing if Levenson had continued to dig into Evan’s awfulness. [28] After announcing that performances would take place at the Belasco Theatre, in mid-September 2016, producers announced that the show would instead perform at the Music Box Theatre. '"[54], The West End production received many four and five star reviews. Zoe, overcome by the impact her brother and Evan have had, kisses him ("You Will Be Found"). Navigating the pitfalls of all this, as a teenager, it’s got to be so tough.”. Of course he was! Also Starring: Aaron Lazar. Aaron garnered a Drama Desk Award nomination for his powerhouse performance as Enjolras in the first Broadway revival of Les Misérables and is also known for his work as Larry Murphy in the first national tour of Dear Evan Hansen. Broadway Plus Fan-favorite Dear Evan Hansen took Broadway by storm in 2016, winning Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Score.Connect one-on-one for a virtual experience with one of the incredible young stars who have played Evan, Zoe, Jared or another character and brought this powerful show to life. The wealthy Murphy family consists of the parents, Cynthia and Larry, and their children Zoe and Connor. As of March 12, 2020, the show suspended production due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [85], This article is about the stage musical. [34] Starring Ben Levi Ross in the title role and by December 2018 was scheduled for over 50 cities. Lazar says he feels lucky to be experiencing life on the road with the touring production, which opened on Broadway in December 2016. Connor tells him that if he tells the truth, all he has will be gone, and the only thing he will be left with is himself ("For Forever (Reprise)"). The album was to be released on October 19; however, it was delayed to November 2. It's the finest, most emotionally resonant score yet from this promising young songwriting team. 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Tickets: Tickets are extremely limited for all performances, and prices are subject to change. Heidi sees the letter online and knows that it was one of Evan's therapy assignments. [74] Joining them are Kaitlyn Dever as Zoe Murphy, Julianne Moore as Heidi Hansen, Amy Adams as Cynthia Murphy, Danny Pino as Larry Murphy, Nik Dodani as Jared Kleinman and Amandla Stenberg as Alana Beck. [41], A West End production opened at the Noël Coward Theatre from November 2019. Broadway … The show comes to Durham March 12-17. She insists that they meet at the orchard, which has been reopened in Connor's memory. Meanwhile, Alana begins to find inconsistencies in the fake emails. Evan decides he has to confess to what he has done. Lazar, a Duke University graduate, plays the role of Larry Murphy in the musical that won six Tony Awards in 2017, including Best Musical. A Tale of Two Cities (Sep 18, 2008 - Nov 09, 2008) Also Starring: Aaron Lazar [Charles Darnay] MusicalDramaOriginal. “And that comes from the mentors and the teachers that were there who guided me. Heidi asks Evan why he did not tell her about The Connor Project or about his friendship with Connor. Aaron Scott Lazar (born June 21, 1976) is an American actor and singer. She forgives him, saying the ordeal brought her family closer together because "everyone needed it for something." The rest of the cast includes Rebecca McKinnis as Heidi Hansen, Lauren Ward as Cynthia Murphy, Rupert Young as Larry Murphy, Jack Loxton as Jared Kleinman, Nicole Raquel Dennis as Alana Beck, Lucy Anderson as Zoe and Doug Colling as Connor Murphy. Now the veteran of more than 10 Broadway productions, he also has worked in film roles in “The Wolf of Wall Street” and on TV’s “The Blacklist” and “Quantico.”. Evan mentally writes himself one last letter reflecting on the impact he has had on his community and finally accepts himself ("Finale"). [29][30][31] Ben Platt played his last performance on November 19, 2017. Lazar, who has two children, said “Dear Evan Hansen” has given him new empathy and insights toward the world of the 21st century teenager. Dear Evan Hansen wurde 2017 mit 6 Tonys ausgezeichnet. Christiane Noll, Aaron Lazar & More Complete the Dear Evan Hansen Tour Cast June 7th, 2018 | By Ryan Gilbert The show premiered on Broadway on November 14, 2016, in previews, and officially opened on December 4. [41][42] The role of Evan Hansen was played by Robert Markus,[43] and Zachary Noah Piser on Wednesday and Saturday matinees. “In a way, the other side of the coin in regard to technology and social media. The recording of the Act 1 finale "You Will Be Found" was available for a first listen online on January 30, 2017. Evan asks her why she wanted to meet at the orchard, and she replies that she wanted to be sure he saw it, and the two share a moment before they part. [20] Other songs on the deluxe album include "Obvious" sung by Taylor Trensch, the precursor to "If I Could Tell Her", "Hiding in Your Hands" sung by Mallory Bechtel[21] which was replaced by "Requiem", and an acoustic version of "Disappear" sung by Taylor Trensch and Alex Boniello.[22]. (Courtesy Matthew Murphy) This article is more than 1 year old. A darab 2016 decemberében nyílt meg a Broadway-on a Music Box Theaterben. Overcome with emotion, he impulsively kisses Zoe, but she pulls away and tells him to leave. Understudies and covers include Marcus Harman as the alternate Evan Hansen, Tricia Adele-Turner, David Breeds, Haydn Cox, Natalie Kassanga, Hannah Lindsey, Mark Peachey, Courtney Stapleton, Alex Thomas-Smith, and James Winter. The cast featured Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Mike Faist, Rachel Bay Jones, Will Roland and Jennifer Laura Thompson repeating their roles from the Arena Stage production. [45] The role of Evan Hansen is played by Sam Tutty. Jared recently opened the First National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen. [12] The song was released as a second pre-order bonus the next day. Dear Evan Hansen premiered at the Arena Stage in Washington running from July 10 to August 23, 2015 [23] Directed by Michael Greif, the production featured orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, music direction by Ben Cohn, set design by David Korins and projection design by Peter Nigrini. Zoe Murphy – Connor's younger sister and Evan's longtime crush. The cut song "Part of Me" was available exclusively on Billboard.com before it was officially released. The cast album, produced by Alex Lacamoire, featuring the band from both the original Off-Broadway and Broadway productions, including Ben Cohn (piano), Jamie Eblen (drums), Justin Goldner and Dillon Kondor (guitars), Rob Jost (bass), Justin Smith, Todd Low and Adele Stein (strings)[16] and won the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. [44] The show began previews on October 29, before officially opening on November 19. It will be directed by Stephen Chbosky from a screenplay by Levenson, who will also executive produce with Pasek & Paul. '"[51], The overall public reception of the show was not without criticism. The 2018 Jimmy Award winner, Andrew Barth Feldman, made his Broadway debut, replacing Trensch, on January 30, 2019. He encounters Connor again, who now offers to sign Evan's cast. The second song on the album, "Waving Through A Window", was released as a special early download for those who had pre-ordered the album. Ben Levi Ross, Aaron Lazar, Christiane Noll, and Maggie McKenna Photo by Matthew Murphy: Whether it's boredom with musicals based on hit movies or "behind-the-scenes" pop rock star bios, or just a hunger for stories that speak to issues of American life in this particularly perplexing time, Dear Evan Hansen has certainly struck a nerve. In the end, she realized that she was not alone – she had Evan and knew that the two of them could survive anything so long as they were together. A full workshop took place in March 2015 at Gibney Dance Center. Larry offers him an old, unused baseball glove of Connor's ("To Break In a Glove"). A year later, Evan is still living at home and working at Pottery Barn to earn enough money to go to college the next semester. (One of the more uncomfortable moments in the show is when Alana, a black character, played by Kristolyn Lloyd as a P.C. "[55] while in Theatre Weekly's five star review, Greg Stewart commented "Sam Tutty gives the performance of the decade. [35] It also starred Jessica Phillips in the role of Heidi Hansen,[36] Jared Goldsmith in the role of Jared Kleinman,[37] and Phoebe Koyabe in the role of Alana Beck. The three pitch the idea to the Murphys, who agree to support the project ("Disappear"). The tour is being led by actor Ben Levi Ross, who played the role of Evan on Broadway. It’s a special place for me. This album started with them. Veteran of 11 Broadway productions, blockbuster Hollywood movies, and numerous television series, Aaron is father to two young boys. Realizing that the letter is the key to fulfilling the fundraising goal, Alana posts it online where, to Evan's chagrin, it goes viral. Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm - (Nov 24, 2009 - Aug 29, 2010) MusicalRomantic ComedyRevival. [33] Performances cannot continue until May 31, 2021 at the earliest. [19] American singer Katy Perry re-recorded "Waving Through a Window" to promote the show's national tour. Evan then runs into Connor, who interprets Evan's awkwardness as making fun of him, resulting in Connor pushing Evan to the ground. "[50] Susan Davidson, in her review of the Arena Stage production for CurtainUp, noted: "it helps to suspend the disbelief that sullen, anti-social teenagers can change quickly. Was Matt James an adorable kid? As a result, many people begin to believe Connor's suicide was because of his uncaring, wealthy parents ("You Will Be Found (Reprise)"). Some critics argue that it romanticizes or sanitizes mental illness by not naming Evan's diagnosis, which many speculate to be social anxiety disorder with features of Asperger syndrome. Where: Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. Zachary Noah Piser serves at the alternate for the role of Evan and has performances Wednesday and Saturday matinees. Evan apologizes to Alana, but she has given up on Evan's help with The Connor Project as she doubts the truth of his statements that he was Connor's best friend. “Sometimes you have one and sometimes you have another. It is also suggested that the show glorifies suicide, with questions about Connor's death and whether or not Evan's suicide attempt was intentional; Stacey Mindich, lead producer of the Broadway, Tour and West End productions, claimed in her opening speech at the You Will Be Found: A Mental Health Month Symposium event on May 10, 2018, that she and the team did not want the show to be called a "suicide musical" in order to gain an audience. June 7th, 2018 | By Ryan Gilbert . He angrily responds that he did not have the time because she is never around. Evan, unable to tell her the truth, tells her all the reasons he loves her under the guise of Connor saying them ("If I Could Tell Her"). "[49], Charles Isherwood, in his review of the Second Stage production for The New York Times, noted: "The songs, by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight, A Christmas Story), strike the same complex notes, with shapely, heartfelt lyrics that expose the tensions and conflicts that Connor’s death and Evan’s involvement cause in both families. Marc Platt and Adam Siegel serve as producers. The project was initially called The PPL Project. Writing in The Stage, Tim Bano said "Lucy Anderson makes a striking professional debut as Evan's crush Zoe, and Rebecca McKinnis does strong work as Heidi Hansen. 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The music, played by a small but excellent band on a platform upstage, is appealingly unstrident pop-rock, with generous doses of acoustic guitar, keyboards and strings. [77] The character of Larry Murphy was re-conceived as the step-father of Zoe and Connor rather than their biological father as in the stage version,[78] a change that sparked a mixed-to-negative reception from the fans of the musical. Levenson and the others are trying to keep up with the times and diversify, but why does it have to feel so forced and tired?) Connor finds Evan's letter on the printer and reads it; he becomes furious at the mention of Zoe, thinking Evan intended for him to see the letter in order to make fun of him. He began drifting into the busy theater scene in Durham. It addresses challenging facts of life. At home, Heidi and Evan fight over his secrecy and deception, with Evan confessing that he feels welcomed and accepted into the Murphy family because of Heidi's absence. A U.S. tour launched in October 2018 in Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Buell Theatre in October 2018. [17], Producers announced a deluxe album on September 26, 2018. Evan wonders if this is his destiny — to be ignored and an outcast — for the rest of his life ("Waving Through a Window"). *Not included on the Original Broadway Cast Recording. Surely that's a process requiring time-released hormonal adjustments. Evan starts recounting a fictional version of the day he broke his arm at an abandoned apple orchard the Murphys had visited ("For Forever"). He also happens to be dating the show’s current Broadway lead, Taylor Trensch! Eight shows at varying times. He contacts Zoe, whom he has not seen since she found out the truth, and asks her to meet him. Lazar, who graduated from Duke in 1998, is now a busy working actor with a long list of credits on both stage and TV and movie screens. The show was orchestrated by Alex Lacamoire, who won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for his work. Broadway alum Aaron Lazar (The Light in the Piazza, Dear Evan Hansen national tour) has stepped in to replace Steven Pasquale in Fox’s upcoming family drama series Filthy Rich. [11] The fifth song, "Requiem", was made available to stream for 24 hours on January 26, 2017, a week before the release of the cast recording. A Dear Evan Hansen (Kedves Evan Hansen) egy amerikai musical, melynek zenéjét Bej Pasek és Justin Paul, szövegkönyvét pedig Steven Levenson írta, és Michael Geif rendezte. Unter anderem für „Bestes Musical“ und für den „besten Hauptdarsteller in einem Musical“ Ben Platt. New cast members were John Dossett and Kristolyn Lloyd. When you have both, it really is theater as its best.”. Connor's sister Zoe, whom Evan has a crush on, feels obligated to apologize for her brother's behavior. “I’m super grateful for the training I had at Duke, which I didn’t know at the time would lead to this life’s path,” Laza said. Alana Beck – Evan's earnest but melodramatic classmate. Heidi recalls the day that his father moved out and she did not know how she was going to make it by herself. The story has also provided and encouraged open dialogue about its themes of mental illness and youth suicide. Coming through loud and clear, however, is the fact that what starts as deceit can be blown totally out of proportion by the Internet where lies are disseminated with lightning speed leaving plenty of victims in their wake [...] The music is pleasant, not terribly original but good enough to get toes tapping. Although the themes of grief and loneliness are serious, the musical is anything but somber. Lazar had performed in plays and musicals in high school, and he realized his love of musical theater was eclipsing his interest in the more specific disciplines of opera and musicology – or those pre-med classes, for that matter. The complex themes and contemporary resonance of the musical are a large part of the show’s appeal, he said. As Zoe and her mother leave, Larry turns away from Evan in disgust. Copes will play Oliver, one of Zoe's friends, while Caesar and Powell will play high school students Josh and Rhys. The themes are probably most appropriate for teenagers, Lazar said, but he’s also seen younger kids at previous performances. [42] Despite extending its booking period through September, the production closed early on July 21, 2019. At school, Evan and Alana notice that people are starting to forget about Connor, so Evan enlists Alana and Jared's help in founding "The Connor Project" to keep Connor's memory alive. Es beschreibt die Erlebnisse von Evan Hansen nach dem Tod eines Mitschülers. She is constantly looking for academic and extracurricular activities to boost her collegiate chances. The production began previews on March 5, 2019, and opened on March 28, 2019. [38] Also starring in the tour were Christiane Noll in the role of Cynthia Murphy, Aaron Lazar as Larry Murphy, Marrick Smith in the role of Connor Murphy, Maggie McKenna in the role of Zoe Murphy, and Stephen Christopher Anthony as the alternate Evan Hansen. “The show does a brilliant job of showing the double-edged sword that is technology and social media and these devices,” he said. I didn’t know at the time that it was going to change the direction of my life.”, Lazar credits that change of trajectory to the moment when Duke professor and Durham theater pioneer Jeff Storer cast Lazar in a production of Rogers & Hammerstein’s “Carousel.”, “Performing in that reminded me of how much I loved musical theater, which I had done in high school,” Lazar said. All other cast members from the Second Stage production returned for the Broadway engagement. Dear Evan Hansen is a recipient of the 2015 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. The Murphys have become the targets of hateful comments because people believe they were responsible for Connor's death. Evan confesses his deceit and makes it clear that all he wanted, really, was to be loved, because of, well, that absent daddy, that inattentive mommy, and the nastiness of the world. Jared Kleinman – Evan's droll and sarcastic friend. The musical opened on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre in December 2016, after its world premiere at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., in July 2015 and an off-Broadway production at Second Stage Theatre from March to May 2016. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. The lottery will happen two days before each performance. Broadway is his first true love. Despite this, after reading the "suicide note," Zoe notices that she is mentioned and asks Evan why Connor would say that about her. Cynthia struggles with the fact that her family is falling apart, and Cynthia and Heidi wonder how to connect with their sons ("Anybody Have a Map?"). Lazar said that audiences should feel free, even encouraged, to bring children to the show. For details, go to dpacnc.com/events/detail/dear-evan-hansen or lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/deh-durham/. Jessica returns to Broadway after originating this role in the critically acclaimed Dear Evan Hansen first national tour. [14][15] The cast album became available in compact disc format on February 24, 2017. [73] Ben Platt will reprise his performance in the title role, as will Colton Ryan as Connor Murphy, a role in which he understudied in the Broadway production. Jessica Phillips - Heidi Hansen. [18] The deluxe album contains all of the songs in the Original Broadway Cast Recording, in addition to cut songs and covers. For the upcoming film adaptation, see. [71] An audiobook was released on the same date with narrations by Ben Levi Ross, Mike Faist, and Mallory Bechtel. All his hope is focused on Zoe, since his crush on her is the only thing that brings him happiness ("Waving Through a Window (Reprise #1)"). 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