Dear Evan Hansen is an original musical written by Pasek and Paul, with the book by Steven Levenson.
The musical opened on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre in December 2016, after its world premiere at the Arena Stage in Washington, DC in July 2015 and an Off-Broadway production in March to May 2016.
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The focus of the musical is the teen “Evan Hansen”, who becomes involved in a family tragedy of another teen. The musical revolves around “A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.” The title character, Evan Hansen, is a high school senior with social anxiety disorder who finds himself amid the turmoil that follows a classmate’s death.