**** Recommended **** Watching “Dear Evan Hansen” is a gut-wrenching experience. It’s like watching a train wreck – you know it’s coming so you just sit back and wait for the fall out. On the other hand, it’s a hauntingly beautiful musical about a troubled teen complete with redemption in the end. By the way, the actor who plays Evan Hansen, Ben Levi Ross, has a gorgeous voice! In case you haven’t figured it out, I thought it was magnificent, and I’ll even admit to a tear or two, too. 4 Spotlights
Although this run of “Dear Evan Hansen” is sold out, don’t worry, the musical will be returning for twelve weeks this summer. It’ll be running between July 7th and September 27th at the James M. Nederlander Theatre. Tickets are on sale now.
“Dear Evan Hansen” runs through March 10th at the James M. Nederlander Theatre (formerly the Oriental), 24 W. Randolph, Chicago. Running time is 2 hours, 30 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Tuesdays at 7:30 at pm; Wednesdays at 2:00 and 7:30 pm; Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 2:00 and 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Tickets range from $85-$175. Although the run is sold out, there is a digital lottery for every performance. Enter at www.broadwayinchicago.com/show/dear-evan-hansen/. FYI (312) 977-1710, (800) 775-2000, www.broadwayinchicago.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
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