DEAR EVAN HANSEN will have its film adaptation. The musical will hit the big screen in September and to celebrate, we bring you 10 curiosities about the boy with the most famous arm in a cast on Broadway.
1. THE TITLE OF THE WORK
The musical has this name since the protagonist is about a teenage boy who does not fit in with people his age and does not have many friends. His psychologist tells him to write letters to himself explaining how he feels and Evan decides to start them with “Dear Evan Hansen”.
2. THE MUSIC
The composers of this musical, Benj Pasek and Justin paul, they are the creators in addition to the soundtrack of musicals such as LA LA LAND O THE GREAT SHOWMAN. Also, the orchestrator, Alex Lacamoire, is part of the team of HAMILTON.
3. Ben Platt
Despite being so young, since he is only 23 years old, the actor has participated in numerous musicals such as THE MISERABLE, THE BOOK OF MORMOM O THE MUSIC MAN. It should also be mentioned that he is the son of the producer of WICKED, Mark Platt.
4. A DIFFERENT PLOT
The musical composer, Justin paul, revealed in a television interview that originally the musical would be about a kind of “condemnation” of the desire by some people to insert themselves in tragedies. Seeing that it was not an interesting musical, they decided to take other paths.
5. THE DIRECTOR
The director of the musical is Michael Greif, director also of musicals such as RENT O NEXT TO NORMAL. In addition, among all his musicals we can see something that could be defined as a connection, since they all have a close relationship with emotions.
6. TOP 10 AND BILLBOARD
The musical managed to enter the TOP10 of Billboard, something unusual for a musical since CAMELOT in 1961. He managed to surpass HAMILTON, which settled for the 12th position.
7. TONY AWARDS 2017
The musical triumphed in the TONY Awards 2017. In addition to winning the Best Musical award, the play won another 5 awards that night.
Best libretto, Best actor (Ben Platt), Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Bay Jones) and Best Score (Benj Pasek and Justin paul) were the rest of the awards that the musical got that night.
8. OFF- BROADWAY
The musical began on Off-Broadway, specifically in the Second Stage Theatre, but its success made it quickly make the leap to the tables of the theater capital.
9. A TRUE STORY
The story told in the musical is based on a true event that occurred in the institute of Benj Pasek, composer of the work.
10. A BOOK
There is also a novel based on the musical, also translated into Spanish under the title of DEAR EVAN HANSEN.
While we wait for the premiere of the film version of the musical, we leave you the trailer for the film.
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