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Publisher's Summary

The official behind-the-scenes book of the hit musical that won six Tony Awards!

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is a new American musical about life and the way we live it. 

The book - produced by Melcher Media, the team behind Hamilton, Wicked, Rent, and many more - tells the story of the musical from its conception nearly a decade ago to the Broadway stage. From developing the idea to writing the show, composing, casting, and rehearsals, Dear Evan Hansen appeals to fans far and wide, offering them the opportunity to continuously revisit the show, and for those who haven't seen the musical, listening to the audiobook will make them feel like they have. 

Filled with interviews with the cast and crew; a deeper look into Evan's fictional world and the visual world of the show; unreleased lyrics; and, of course, the libretto as well as reflections on the creators' own formative memories from their adolescence as it relates to the show's themes and important examinations of how we present ourselves online and mental health, Dear Evan Hansen is a beautifully produced, thoughtful, and uplifting audiobook. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Steven Levenson (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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I purchased this book anticipating the actual play. Instead, I got a behind the scenes podcast. Do not purchase if you are expecting Dear Evan Hansen.

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loved it

loved the way it brought you behind the scenes of this amazing musical! great book

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A wonderful book for any theatre fan!

As a big theatre fan, I love books that delve into the backstory of a show. A quick and easy listen. Honestly, a bit too quick and too easy. Comparing this to the books for Hamilton and Come From Away, there is not much substance here. I wish there were more interviews with the cast. Taylor Trensch does a fine job narrating.

I do adore this show so much so I also bought the book! The book itself is a beautiful "coffee table" book.

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Not what I expected.

I wanted the story and just got a behind the scenes version. I was disappointed.