[85], This article is about the stage musical. June 7th, 2018 | By Ryan Gilbert . (Courtesy Matthew Murphy) This article is more than 1 year old. 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. [42] Despite extending its booking period through September, the production closed early on July 21, 2019. Lazar, a Duke University graduate, plays the role of Larry Murphy in the musical that won six Tony Awards in 2017, including Best Musical. Other Broadway credits include Leap of Faith, starring as Marla opposite Raul Esparza; Marion in Priscilla Queen of the Desert; OBC of Next to Normal; Jesus Christ Superstar (25th anniversary revival); and The Scarlet Pimpernel (1, 2 & 3). If you were fortunate enough to be one of the many who caught the touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN during its Southern California stops at L.A.'s … [40], The show played its first international performance at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. An imaginary version of Connor attempts to talk him out of it, but Evan shouts that he needs the whole thing to be over. Zoe, overcome by the impact her brother and Evan have had, kisses him ("You Will Be Found"). He portrayed Larry Murphy as part of the US Tour cast. Jared had instructed him to "nod and confirm" to avoid making things worse, but Evan is awkward and uncomfortable, so he lies, pretending he and Connor had been best friends, emailing each other from a secret account. Michael Park, who originated the role of Larry in the Arena Stage production, returned for the Broadway production (replacing John Dossett who went on to the musical War Paint). The musical has its origins in an incident that took place during Pasek's high school years at Friends' Central School. Larry offers him an old, unused baseball glove of Connor's ("To Break In a Glove"). Seat locations may vary. 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.”. Alone once more, Evan absorbs his perceived brokenness as inescapable ("Words Fail"). She apologizes to Evan for not seeing how badly he had been hurting, though Evan denies her guilt due to his deception. The show premiered on Broadway on November 14, 2016, in previews, and officially opened on December 4. The show was orchestrated by Alex Lacamoire, who won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for his work. She is constantly trying to keep her fragile family from falling apart but is often unsuccessful. "[2], There were several readings prior to the first stage production: in May 2014 at Pearl Studios (New York), July 2014 at Chelsea Studios (New York) and September 2014 at Manhattan Movement and Arts Studio (New York). He apologizes for the pain he caused by manipulating her family and thanks her and her parents for keeping his secret. )"[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. [70], The musical was adapted into a young adult novel by actor and singer-songwriter Val Emmich, in collaboration with Pasek, Paul, and Levenson. 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. “Jeff was one of those teachers who changes your life.”, Lazar pivoted to a full-time theater curriculum and hasn’t looked back. Marc Platt and Adam Siegel serve as producers. [52], The protagonist's motives and choices have also been criticized. Evan goes to Connor's house for dinner. [17], Producers announced a deluxe album on September 26, 2018. Connor Murphy – A high school senior who, like Evan, is also a social outcast with no friends, and a frequent drug user, getting high to cope with his aggressive and violent tendencies. After Andrew's run was over, Jordan Fisher assumed the role of Evan Hansen on January 28, 2020.[32]. "[56], In November 2018, producers donated several items from the Broadway run of the musical, including a shirt, arm cast, button for The Connor Project, copy of the "Dear Evan Hansen" letter, and a piece of sheet music, to the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution. Was Matt James an adorable kid? After realizing he needs evidence of his supposed "secret email account," Evan enlists Jared's help in creating fake, backdated email conversations between himself and Connor ("Sincerely, Me"). [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]. A 71.Tony díjátadón kilenc jelölésből hat díjat kapott meg. [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. [18] The deluxe album contains all of the songs in the Original Broadway Cast Recording, in addition to cut songs and covers. Overcome with emotion, he rushes off to the Murphys, where Evan bonds with Larry and confides in him about his childhood. The production began previews on March 5, 2019, and opened on March 28, 2019. [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. All other cast members from the Second Stage production returned for the Broadway engagement. It addresses challenging facts of life. Later, when Evan mentions Connor, Zoe tells him that she does not want their relationship to be about Connor, but about the two of them ("Only Us"). Ben Levi Ross, Aaron Lazar, Christiane Noll and Maggie McKenna in "Dear Evan Hansen." After Evan shows the Murphy family Connor's "emails," Cynthia is ecstatic that her son had a friend, but Larry is hurt that Connor took his family and his privileged life for granted. [82] He also happens to be dating the show’s current Broadway lead, Taylor Trensch! For details, go to dpacnc.com/events/detail/dear-evan-hansen or lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/deh-durham/. Dear Evan Hansen is a recipient of the 2015 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. Jared Kleinman – Evan's droll and sarcastic friend. A Universal Pictures film adaptation, co-produced by Marc Platt, the father of Ben Platt (who will reprise his performance in the title role), and directed by Stephen Chbosky, began production in 2020. But from start to finish, when Evan leaves his room and finds an authentic life outside it, Dear Evan Hansen contains far more joy than sadness. [81] Filming began on August 25, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia and Los Angeles, California. Cynthia Murphy – Connor and Zoe's stay-at-home mother. 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. bully, screams about her invisibility. Evan mentally writes himself one last letter reflecting on the impact he has had on his community and finally accepts himself ("Finale"). The cut song "Part of Me" was available exclusively on Billboard.com before it was officially released. Impressionism (Mar 24, 2009 - May 10, 2009) Performer: Aaron Lazar [Ben Joplin] PlayDramaOriginal. Michael Greif again directed, with choreography by Danny Mefford. Broadway sensation and critically acclaimed musical “Dear Evan Hansen” comes to the Durham Performing Arts Center this week, and its arrival represents a homecoming for stage and screen actor Aaron Lazar. Es beschreibt die Erlebnisse von Evan Hansen nach dem Tod eines Mitschülers. Jessica returns to Broadway after originating this role in the critically acclaimed Dear Evan Hansen first national tour. Lazar’s character is father to the teenager whose fate precipitates the events of the tragic story. 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. [39] The second year of the tour began on September 25, 2019, in Milwaukee, with Stephen Christopher Anthony stepping in to the role of Evan Hansen full-time, former Evan/Jared/Connor understudy Noah Kieserman as Connor Murphy, former Zoe/Alana understudy Ciara Alyse Harris as Alana Beck, John Hemphill as Larry Murphy, Sam Primack as the Evan alternate, and Toronto cast alums Stephanie La Rochelle as Zoe Murphy, Jessica Sherman as Heidi Hansen, Claire Rankin as Cynthia Murphy, and Alessandro Costantini as Jared Kleinman. “Sometimes you have one and sometimes you have another. When: March 12-17. Evan, distraught, walks in on the Murphys fighting about why Connor really killed himself. Also Starring: Aaron Lazar. Christiane Noll, Aaron Lazar & More Complete the Dear Evan Hansen Tour Cast June 7th, 2018 | By Ryan Gilbert Understudies Erin Breen, Malinda Carroll, Jay Davis, David Jeffery, Laura Mae Nason, Kaitlyn Santa Juana and Josh Strobl rounded out the cast. The show comes to Durham March 12-17. New cast members were John Dossett and Kristolyn Lloyd. 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. 526k Followers, 239 Following, 1,282 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Dear Evan Hansen (@dearevanhansen) Zoe Murphy – Connor's younger sister and Evan's longtime crush. “These things can bring people together, but the show also reveals how it can rip people apart. [45] The role of Evan Hansen is played by Sam Tutty. 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. 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Surely that's a process requiring time-released hormonal adjustments. His mother, Heidi, suggests that he ask people to sign the cast on his arm to make friends. Of course he was! Lazar says he feels lucky to be experiencing life on the road with the touring production, which opened on Broadway in December 2016. [34] Starring Ben Levi Ross in the title role and by December 2018 was scheduled for over 50 cities. Don’t ever tell anybody anything. [44] The show began previews on October 29, before officially opening on November 19. Theater News Christiane Noll, Aaron Lazar, and More Complete Touring Cast of Dear Evan Hansen They join Ben Levi Ross as Evan Hansen and Jessica Phillips as Heidi Hansen. “It’s certainly satisfying theater for adults, but it’s incredibly powerful for kids,” he said. Veteran of 11 Broadway productions, blockbuster Hollywood movies, and numerous television series, Aaron is father to two young boys. 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