For the legions of fans who have seen Dear Evan Hansen and want to know more, not to mention the myriad fans who are eagerly awaiting to attend the show for their first time, Melcher Media has the book for you. Dear Evan Hansen: Through the Window, by the show’s authors Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul, is available for pre-order for a November 21, 2017 release.
Dear Evan Hansen: Through the Window boasts a wide-range of exciting content, including behind-the-scenes stories and photography, unreleased lyrics, and the complete libretto. Starting with the musical’s conception, the book takes the reader on the journey of how Dear Evan Hansen evolved and became the monumental hit that it is. Dear Evan Hansen: Through the Window also includes interviews with the cast and crew, and examines the musical’s themes, why they resonate, and the care required in how we represent ourselves online.
Dear Evan Hansen, after a gestation of almost a decade, opened on Broadway November 14, 2016 after a handful of prior productions, including those at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. (2015) and at Off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre (2016). The musical received critical acclaim as well, particularly for the performance by Ben Platt as the socially-struggling title character. Winning the 2017 Tony Award for Best Musical has only heightened Dear Evan Hansen’s launch to becoming one of the most sought-after tickets of the season.
The book Dear Evan Hansen: Through the Window is written by the Tony-winning trio that shaped the musical. Steven Levenson (book), Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (score) share their stories, not only of the creation of the hit musical, but the stories of their adolescences and how their experiences helped to inspire the world of Dear Evan Hansen.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals and maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.