Dear Evan Hansen by Val EmmichFrom the shows creators comes the groundbreaking novel inspired by the Broadway smash hit Dear Evan Hansen.
Dear Evan Hansen,
Todays going to be an amazing day and heres why...
When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a familys grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.
Suddenly, Evan isnt invisible anymore--even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphys parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend. As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what hes doing cant be right, but if hes helping people, how wrong can it be?
No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose. And a website. Hes confident. Hes a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. Until everything is in danger of unraveling and he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself.
A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.
"You Will Be Found" from the DEAR EVAN HANSEN
Creating connections with Dear Evan Hansen
A good musical need only be good the first time you see it. An excellent one must remain excellent through many visits and incarnations. Halfway through its third year at the Music Box Theater on Broadway , with just two of its original cast members still on board, it keeps revealing new charm, new sadness, new truth. New talent, too: Four of the actors now playing its five teenage characters are making Broadway debuts; two of them are actual teenagers. The most significant change comes with the recasting of Evan himself, a role that requires ridiculous emotional and physical stamina.
Dear Evan Hansen
However, following a tragic event involving one of his classmates, he finds himself drawn closer to a group of people for the first time in his life. Get tickets for your whole family and your best buddies. Give a pair of tickets to the person who delivers your mail. Rarely — scratch that — never have I heard so many stifled sobs and sniffles in the theater. Throughout his life, teenager Evan Hansen has felt invisible: his school friends, the girl he loves, and his own family look straight through him. Having struggled to make friends, his therapist suggests Evan writes a daily letter to himself focussing on what will be good about that day, but some days he simply runs out of hope for his future.
With 2. But the sheer quantity of connections has made it harder than ever to form quality, personal ones. The Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen —currently on Broadway, with productions in Toronto, London, and cities all across America—explores this contradiction by taking us inside the life of a high school student struggling with isolation, social anxiety, and just generally finding his place in the world. And this message of being a force for positive change has inspired fans of all ages to form online communities of their own. Seeing this profound effect, the team behind Dear Evan Hansen teamed up with Microsoft to launch Creating Connections with Dear Evan Hansen , a program that educates and empowers teens to build more meaningful connections in their everyday lives. What might seem like an unlikely partnership led to the discovery that both the Microsoft and Dear Evan Hansen teams share a commitment to the same ideal—building better connections. This shaped the focus of Creating Connections with Dear Evan Hansen , which seeks to turn the same technology that can lead to isolation into a force for positive connection.