A great libretto and a remarkable score were the key to Dear Evan Hansen become one of the most important events of Broadway in recent years. Since its premiere in 2016 at the Music Box Theatre From New York to date, the play has earned not only dozens of statuettes, but also prompted fans around the world to push for a film adaptation. And one day his wish was fulfilled: on September 24, the movie long awaited by lovers of musicals.
This seems to be a great year for the genre: In the Heights, of Lin Manuel Miranda, was a success both in theaters and on the platform of HBO Max and in November it will also premiere in Netflix, Tick, Tick… Boom!, by the same producer and starring Andrew Garfield. In this sense, comes the musical written by Steven Levenson that, without a doubt, is promising.
What is Dear Evan Hansen about?
Winner of six awards Tony and a Grammy, the original musical stars Evan Hansen, a teenager with social anxiety disorder who is in his last year of high school and who faces the death of a classmate. The story is accompanied by the music of I’m Pasek Y Justin paul, also responsible for the soundtrack of The the land Y The Greatest Showman, among others.
What is known so far from the movie?
This adaptation will be carried out by Universal Pictures, so it is expected that after its release in theaters, the film will reach Peacock. Ben Platt, who was featured in a few musicals like The Book of Mormon, movies like Pitch Perfect and series like The Politician, was the first actor to play Evan Hansen and will return to reprise his work on the film. Platt is in a great professional moment. And it is that the award-winning artist has just presented his album Reverie that already accumulates reproductions on digital platforms.
The rest of the cast is made up of Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, Colton Ryan, Nik Dodani, DeMarius Copes, and Danny Pino. A few weeks ago the trailer was released which, for the moment, seems not to present major changes in the plot of the work. How true to the original story will this movie be? We still do not know, but the truth is that this question already causes debate among his fans.
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