It’s finally here! The Broadway cast recording of Pasek and Paul’s Dear Evan Hansen. Below, BroadwayBox reacts in animated GIF to hearing each track for the first time.
1. Anybody Have a Map? (Rachel Bay Jones & Jennifer Laura Thompson)
Yes, what a great way to kick it off. This one is def. going to get a lot of play.
2. Waving Through a Window (Ben Platt)
What is there to say about "Waving Through a Window"?! Clearly you're adding it to every Broadway playlist you have. It's exceptional.
3. For Forever (Ben Platt)
This song is so beautiful. So rich with emotion. Already feeling emo three songs in...
4. Sincerely, Me (Ben Platt, Mike Faist, & Will Roland)
Not gonna lie: I LOVE this song. It was the first track I played today when the album came out. I absolutely LIVE for it. I added it to all my fave playlists. These guys slay.
5. Requiem (Laura Dreyfuss, Michael Park & Jennifer Laura Thompson)
So achingly beautiful. Legit got chills at 2:20.
6. If I Could Tell Her (Ben Platt & Laura Dreyfuss)
OMG, this song!! They should perform it more at live events and press. So beautiful.
7. Disappear (Mike Faist, Ben Platt & Company)
Strong message song but you can still move to it.
8. You Will Be Found (Company)
My gosh, that was a killer. So emotional and just stunning. Jennifer Laura Thompson makes me want to cry throughout this whole recording—she is so full of emotion.
9. To Break in a Glove (Michael Park & Ben Platt)
The harmonies on this song are really swell.
10. Only Us (Ben Platt & Laura Dreyfuss)
11. Good For You (Rachel Bay Jones, Kristolyn Lloyd, Will Roland & Ben Platt)
This song would totally have teenage me dancing around my bedroom in a angsty showtune rage.
12. Words Fail (Ben Platt)
This cast recording is delivering all the emotions you're getting at the Music Box. Wow.
13. So Big/So Small (Rachel Bay Jones)
I'm dead now, so. That killed me. How unbelievably moving.
14. Finale (Company)
I feel like I've been waiting for recording this since Second Stage, and it was so worth the wait. What a great cast album. It delivers everything you want or expect from the musical.
Experience Dear Evan Hansen live at Broadway's Music Box Theatre.