Benj Pasek and Justin Paul on how they did write anthem for Evan Hansen musical

It is near impossible to envision Dear Evan Hansen, the breakout hit musical nominated for 2 Tonys, with no rousing first action closing number, "You'll Be Seen" The tune arrives at a critical moment at the the series, when Ben Platt's Evan finally defeats his crippling social stress -- but also starts to completely buy into a lie he has crafted that underlies the show's plot. However there was a time a few years back when the song did not exist, and composer/lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul needed to completely reconceive the preceding act one nearer. On the eve of the own nomination for best original score, Pasek and Paul informed Billboard about how they put together the tune that could come to signify Dear Evan Hansen so nicely…
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Dear Evan Hansen Film and Broadway comparison

Projection designer Peter Nigrini describes how he created a sensible impression of a teen's internet presence from the acclaimed Broadway musical. If you have dipped into the world of adolescent Instagram and Twitter feeds, then it is likely that you understood about Dear Evan Hansen nicely before it wowed in the June 11 Tony Awards, winning six awards including best musical. The impossible-to-get-tickets-for Broadway series tells the story of a top school introvert (Pitch Perfect's Benjamin Platt, who won a Tony for his performance) unwittingly turned right to a ethical no-man's-property when he intersects with a family whose kid commits suicide. The blockbuster also has the distinction of becoming the first-ever series on Broadway to signify social media as a personality onstage. Developing a realistic impression of a teen's internet…
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Dear Evan Hansen: This is Where It Began (History, Facts)

Before Dear Evan Hansen declared it goes to Broadway, it started with real-life events in Benj Pasek's large school. Now it is among the most expected musicals of this new theatrical season. The plot deviates from complete truth," states Benj Pasek, one-half of the songwriting duo supporting Dear Evan Hansen, "that, in ways, mirrors a whole lot of what happens in our series." The new musical by Tony-nominated 31-year-olds Pasek and Justin Paul (and publication author Steven Levenson) made its world premiere in Washington, D.C., in Arena Stage, also is triggered by a passing over a decade past. Amid catastrophe in Pasek's high school, teenagers tried to assert the late pupil as a beloved friend, similar to the literary Evan Hansen, who's trying hard to get an identity for himself…
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Dear Evan Hansen Chicago Tour

The Tony Award-winning musical "Dear Evan Hansen" will probably be coming to Chicago within its 2018-19 nationwide tour, Broadway at Chicago declared Thursday. The news means we won't get our own "sit-down" Chicago creation of the greatest hit of this past Broadway season, a disappointment, but it does indicate the city will snag a pretty early look in the series. Broadway in Chicago failed to specify either the amount of months or the projected dates of this run. "Dear Evan Hansen," that includes a novel by Steven Levenson along with a score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, remains a difficult ticket on Broadway, even though the celebrity Ben Platt has announced he'll leave the creation in November. The "Dear Evan Hansen" tour bows at the autumn of 2018 at…
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Ben Platt about Leaving Dear Evan Hansen

The direct role in Broadway's "Dear Evan Hansen" not just earned Ben Platt that a Tony Award, but he now curates an Instagram accounts with more celebrity sightings compared to Met Gala. Considering that the music turned into a smash hit last autumn, actors such as Julianne Moore, Morgan Freeman and Ralph Fiennes have come back night after night to pay their respects. But there is A-list, and then there is God. On the day he talks to Variety, the 24-year-old Platt is reeling from an experience with Beyoncé. Only the evening before, Queen Bey arrived to watch "Dear Evan Hansen" and sneaked a trip to his dressing room after the show. What did she need to say to him? "She phoned me an alien," Platt says, beaming like it…
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