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Dear Evan Hansen (Broadway)

Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway

A still from the Broadway production of Dear Evan Hansen (Original Broadway cast).

I've wanted to see Dear Evan Hansen for about a year now, ever since I was introduced to the powerful music through clips on YouTube of Ben Platt singing "Waving Through a Window" and Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss singing "Only Us." In December 2016, when I was in New York for a few days, my mom and I tried to win discount tickets via the Dear Evan Hansen ticket lottery. We entered the lottery ... day, after day, after day, after day ... And we lost each and every time. And so we didn't get to see the show. I figured we would try again during my next trip to New York.

On November 19, 2017, before I made it back to New York again, Ben Platt gave his final performance of the show, and my heart broke. I would never get to see him play Evan Hansen.

But I love the music of Dear Evan Hansen, and many of the other original cast members are still there (including Laura Dreyfuss), and what I know about the story intrigues me. (I try not to find out too much in advance of seeing a show, because I like to be surprised.) And so, I have decided to break down and spring for full-price tickets to see the show during my trip to New York in December 2017. Noah Galvin is scheduled to play Evan.

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I will do this in December 2017 in New York City,
New York, USA.

Jen (California, USA)

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