TheaterMania Logo

EXCLUSIVE: The Making of the Poignant New Musical Dear Evan Hansen at Arena Stage

Go behind the scenes with Ben Platt and the stars of the world premiere original musical. logo

Dear Evan Hansen is now making its world premiere at Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage. Through a series of exclusive videos straight from Arena, TheaterMania will trace the making of the brand-new original musical, which features a score by Tony-nominated composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight, A Christmas Story) and a book by Outer Critics Circle Award-winning playwright Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex), with direction by Michael Greif (Next to Normal, Rent). Check out this first installment, in which the cast and creative team introduce us to our outcast title character, played by Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, The Book of Mormon), who also samples sections of Pasek and Paul's moving score.