Dear Evan Hansen Coming To LA!


 

 

 

While LA life does have its perks (like bright and sunny days), one of the things I miss about the East-Coast is the proximity to Broadway. However, it is not all gloom in LA as we do have some amazing theaters that ensure we get our fair share of Broadway.

You should probably buckle up for one hell of an emotional ride as ‘Dear Evan Hansen Broadway’ makes its first stop in LA at the Ahmanson Theatre in the fall of 2018. ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ dominated this year’s theatre season and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, winning six include the award for best musical. This is no surprise with the awesome combination of music and lyrics written by Justin Paul and Benj Pasek who have received previous accolades from huge productions such as La La Land. Ben Platt who plays the title character is among the personalities responsible for the successful of this theatre production.

The story of Evan Hansen is one of an adolescent boy with a social anxiety disorder who gets mixed up in all manner of lies and controversy after the death of his classmate. The musical brings his story to life using tugs that reach out to the heart of anyone who has been isolated or socially stigmatized in their life. It is almost impossible to get through the even soundtrack of the musical without getting teary-eyed.