LION Newspaper

“Dear Evan Hansen” national tour comes to Chicago

The+poster+for+the+show%27s+tour%2C+which+opened+Feb.+12+in+Chicago+%28choosechicago.com%29.
Back to Article
Back to Article

“Dear Evan Hansen” national tour comes to Chicago

The poster for the show's tour, which opened Feb. 12 in Chicago (choosechicago.com).

The poster for the show's tour, which opened Feb. 12 in Chicago (choosechicago.com).

The poster for the show's tour, which opened Feb. 12 in Chicago (choosechicago.com).

The poster for the show's tour, which opened Feb. 12 in Chicago (choosechicago.com).

Liz Gremer, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






7 votes

Due to the overwhelming popular demand following its 2017 Best Musical Tony award, ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ has begun its national tour across the country, covering over 50 cities. The tour, which began in Sept. 2018 at the Buell Theater in Denver, CO, just began a five week run in Chicago.

The show’s first performance was Feb. 12 at the James M. Nederlander Theatre, formerly the Oriental Theatre at 24 W Randolph St. During its 2019 stint, the cast will perform 27 shows.

According to Playbill.com, Chicago is the first city to already have another set of performances. In 2020, the production will return to Chicago due to its high demand.

“Chicago audiences love ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’” Eileen LaCario, vice president of Broadway In Chicago, said in a statement. “We are thrilled and thankful Chicago will be the very first city to have a return engagement.”

Audiences around the country have scrambled to see the popular musical for many reasons. When the show first began on Broadway, critics applauded the show for depicting mental illness in teenagers, suicide, and relationships.

The musical follows high school senior Evan Hansen after the suicide of his classmate, Connor Murphy. After becoming involved with the Murphy family, who thought Evan was their son’s one friend, Evan begins to lie to himself and everyone around him in order to please all.

While the show deals with controversial topics, these issues are prevalent in the lives of teenagers. It is a realistic portrayal of teenage life, making it very popular among high schoolers. According to BroadwayInChicago.com, due to the show’s sensitive subject matter and content, it is recommended for children ages 12 and up.

‘Dear Evan Hansen’’s Chicago portion of its national tour will run through March 10. For tickets, go to BroadwayInChicago.com.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Writer
Liz Gremer, Reporter

If you were a chicken, you'd be impeccable.

Leave a Comment

The LION reserves the right to not publish comments that promote unproductive discourse, are slanderous or not factual or are not of any relevance to the article's contents.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Left
  • “Dear Evan Hansen” national tour comes to Chicago

    Online Exclusives

    “Ralph Breaks the Internet” Movie Review

  • “Dear Evan Hansen” national tour comes to Chicago

    News

    English teacher pursues passion

  • “Dear Evan Hansen” national tour comes to Chicago

    Articles

    eSports finishes second in NIU competition

  • “Dear Evan Hansen” national tour comes to Chicago

    News

    Theatre Board performs ‘Tens by Teens’

  • “Dear Evan Hansen” national tour comes to Chicago

    News

    Students give grants, learn about philanthropy

  • “Dear Evan Hansen” national tour comes to Chicago

    News

    Alcohol presentation raises awareness

  • “Dear Evan Hansen” national tour comes to Chicago

    News

    Junior becomes ambassador for environmental organization

  • “Dear Evan Hansen” national tour comes to Chicago

    News

    Congressman visits the new Investment Club

  • “Dear Evan Hansen” national tour comes to Chicago

    Lars Lonnroth's Media Mayhem

    Pulitzer Prizes shed light on wounded newsrooms, both literal and metaphorical

  • “Dear Evan Hansen” national tour comes to Chicago

    News

    Save club takes a stand

Navigate Right
The voice of Lyons Township students for more than 100 years
“Dear Evan Hansen” national tour comes to Chicago