Dear Evan Hansen has been one of the most groundbreaking and emotional experiences on Broadway for the past 7 years. Now that the hit Broadway musical has announced a closing date in New York, fans have just 6 weeks left to experience the poignant tear-jerker at the Music Box Theatre.
Gaten Matarazzo in Dear Evan Hansen
Photo Credit: Natalie Powers
Gaten Matarazzo joins the cast as Jared Kleinman in this last leg before the show closes in September. Perhaps most recognized for his portrayal of Dustin Henderson on the mega-hit Netflix series Stranger Things, Gaten tackles a role perfectly suited for his strengths.
Ben Levi Ross returning as Evan in Dear Evan Hansen has been one of the highlights of my year.
Ben Levi Ross as Evan Hansen
Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy
Few Broadway musicals have stuck with me and resonated as deeply as Dear Evan Hansen. The emotional story that follows a young boy with extreme anxiety has been a light in the darkness for so many of us out there.
I have been fortunate enough to see and experience Dear Evan Hansen live and in person a handful of times. I have experienced different actors take on the emotionally taxing role and make it their own each time. And each time, these incredibly talented Evans reduce me to a puddle of tears that ends up causing water damage to my beloved Playbill.
Jamie Campbell Bower has been permanently seared into our minds following his intensely compelling performance in season 4 of Stranger Things. It was an all-consuming role that allowed Bower to showcase his many talents. His brilliant performance was delivered with all the strength and intensity required of a character with keynotes of manipulation and fear. It was a not-so-gentle reminder that we as an audience have been sleeping on Jamie Campbell Bower.
STRANGER THINGS. Jamie Campbell Bower as Peter Ballard in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix. © 2022
His talents are certainly not limited to the screen. Previously the frontman for Counterfeit, Bower’s deep love of music and the passion that comes along with it has easily proven to listeners that the art he creates is not to be missed.
BroadwayCon 2022 is heading back to New York City and bringing with it a star-studded lineup sure to excite the biggest of theatre fans. Featuring panels, performances, interviews, meet and greets, and more, this three-day weekend brings together creators, performers, and fans to celebrate all things Broadway. It’s more important than ever to support Broadway and your local theatres.
BroadwayCon 2022 will showcase Live Q&As and performances from hit Broadway Shows such as A Strange Loop, POTUS, CHICAGO, Dear Evan Hansen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Six, Disney Princess – The Concert, Beetlejuice and more. This year’s event will be taking place July 8-10, 2022.
Read on for more information on the full lineup for BroadwayCon 2022: