5 Fun Facts About Dear Even Hansen


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Dear Evan Hansen is one of the best musicals on Broadway, telling the story of Evan, who finds himself amid a viral internet sensation and a web of lies following a classmate's suicide. 

Here are five fun facts about this modern hit Broadway musical.

1. Real Life Basis

This show was partially based on an event in composer Benj Pasek's life.

2. Film Version

There is a currently in the works film version of the musical, reportedly starring original Evan Hansen Ben Platt.

3. Novelization

Dear Evan Hansen Broadway Cast Board Andrew Barth Feldman

Despite being based on an original story, this show later was adapted into a novel.

4. Social Media

Before the show and during intermission the multiple screens on the stage show social media posts.

5. Tonys

This musical won six Tony Awards including Best Musical.