Dear Evan Hansen by Val EmmichFrom the shows creators comes the groundbreaking novel inspired by the Broadway smash hit Dear Evan Hansen.
Dear Evan Hansen,
Todays going to be an amazing day and heres why...
When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a familys grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.
Suddenly, Evan isnt invisible anymore--even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphys parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend. As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what hes doing cant be right, but if hes helping people, how wrong can it be?
No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose. And a website. Hes confident. Hes a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. Until everything is in danger of unraveling and he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself.
A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.
Dear Evan Hansen Summary & Study Guide
The musical has its origins in an incident that took place during Pasek's high school years at Friends' Central School. The musical. Evan Hansen is a teenager with social anxiety. His therapist recommends that he write letters to himself detailing what will be good about each day. His mother, Heidi, suggests that he make new friends in senior year at high school by asking people to sign the cast on his arm. Meanwhile, in the wealthy Murphy family Cynthia, Larry, and their children Zoe and Connor Zoe and Larry berate Connor for getting high before school, while Cynthia struggles with the fact that her family is falling apart. The two mothers wonder how to connect with their sons "Anybody Have a Map?
Have you ever felt like nobody was there? Have you ever felt forgotten in the middle of nowhere? Have you ever felt like you could disappear? Like you could fall, and no one would hear? Well, you're not alone. In a time when it seems like everyone is consumed by social media, the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen really hits home on what it's like to be a millennial or any person struggling to find their way. After a run in Washington DC and off Broadway, the show made its grand opening at the Music Box Theatre in December and has been earning rave reviews from critics and celebrities alike ever since.
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Please refresh the page and retry. Domestically, he is at odds with his divorced mother Heidi and there is little money available for college. When fellow student Connor Murphy dies by suicide, it presents Hansen with a peculiar opportunity. Work began on the story in but it was not until that first readings were held. In this time, the story was restructured and streamlined, and once-central ideas were altered or removed completely.