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Darren Criss, Aaron Tveit, and More Toast Ben Platt at Dear Evan Hansen's Opening Night

The new musical is written by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Steven Levenson.

The stars of Dear Evan Hansen: John Dossett, Kristolyn Lloyd, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Rachel Bay Jones, Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Mike Faist, and Will Roland.
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The new musical Dear Evan Hansen celebrated its opening night at Second Stage Theatre on May 1. It is presented by Second Stage Theatre in association with Stacey Mindich Productions.

The Dear Evan Hansen creative team: orchestrator Alex Lacamoire, writers Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul, and director Michael Greif.
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With a score by Tony nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight, A Christmas Story), and a book by Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex), Dear Evan Hansen is described as follows: "All his life Evan Hansen has felt invisible. To his peers, to the girl he loves, sometimes even to his own mother. But that was before he wrote the letter — that led to the incident— that started the lie — that ignited a movement – that inspired a community — and changed Evan's status from the ultimate outsider into the somebody everyone wants to know. But how long can Evan keep his secret? And at what price?"

Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss head the cast of Dear Evan Hansen at Second Stage Theatre.
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The company is led by Ben Platt as the title character. He is joined by Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe, Mike Faist as Connor, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi, Will Roland as Jared, and Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia, John Dossett and Kristolyn Lloyd.

Ben Platt joins his writers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul for a celebratory photo.
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John Dossett is joined by his wife, Michele Pawk, at the afterparty.
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Dear Evan Hansen features choreography by Danny Mefford, and direction by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif. Scenic design is by David Korins, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, and projection design by Peter Nigrini. The musical director is Ben Cohn and the music supervisor is Alex Lacamoire.

Lindsay Mendez hugs her Dogfight scribes, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
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University of Michigan alums Jessica Fontana, Darren Criss, and Andrew Keenan-Bolger congratulate fellow grads Benj Pasek and Justin Paul on their opening night.
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Darren Criss signs Evan Hansen's cast at the afterparty.
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Dear Evan Hansen understudies Remy Zaken and Gerard Canonico reunite with their Spring Awakening pals Michael Mayer and Brian Charles Johnson.
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Griffin Matthews, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Anthony Ramos, and Cynthia Erivo gather at the afterparty.
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Dear Evan Hansen cast member Will Roland (second from left) shares a photo with pals Charlie Rosen, Steph Wessels, and Max Friedman.
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It's a Next to Normal reunion for Aaron Tveit and Dear Evan Hansen director Michael Greif.
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Alex Brightman and Cynthia Erivo catch up at the afterparty.
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Nathan Johnson, Laura Osnes, Jessica Fontana, Santino Fontana, Thomas Reidy, Victoria Clark, and Christopher Jackson share a photo.
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Darren Criss is on hand to cheer on his college pals, Dear Evan Hansen scribes Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
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Aaron Tveit starred in Second Stage's production of Next to Normal.
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It's date night for recent Invisible Thread star Nicolette Robinson and Hamilton's Leslie Odom Jr.
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Lindsay Mendez led the cast of Pasek and Paul's Dogfight when it premiered at Second Stage in 2012.
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LaChanze (center) takes a photo with her daughters, Celia and Zaya.
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Betsy Wolfe led the cast of Second Stage's The Last Five Years in 2013.
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After a matinee of School of Rock, Alex Brightman is ready to check out Dear Evan Hansen.
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Laura Osnes and Nathan Johnson walk the red carpet before the show.
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Georgia Stitt and Jason Robert Brown smile for the cameras.
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Hamilton's Christopher Jackson takes a photo with his wife, Veronica.
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Hamilton star Jasmine Cephas Jones is ready to see a new off-Broadway musical.
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John Ellison Conlee and Celia Keenan-Bolger hit the red carpet before the show.
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Griffin Matthews at Matt Gould wrote Invisible Thread, which had its New York premiere at Second Stage earlier this season.
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