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Broadway's 'Dear Evan Hansen' to Become a Young Adult Novel

The smash hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen will soon become a young adult novel that you can read at home!

Val Emmich has written an adaptation of the Tony-winning show, which will be published this October by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

The show’s writer Steven Levenson explained to The New York Times why the creative team behind the musical decided to turn it into a novel.

“We have felt a certain discomfort with the fact that it is so expensive to come see the show, we can only have 1,000 people a night, and there are so many people who can’t come to New York,” he said. “There were people responding to the show without having even seen it, and we did feel like, what are some ways that we can get this show to more people?”

There will also be parts of the book that you don’t get to experience in the show, including moments that are only alluded to on stage. Composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul sent Emmich songs that weren’t used for the musical and Levenson provided scenes that were cut. The material was reworked to be used in the novel!

Greatest Showman's Keala Settle Looks So Glam at Oscars 2018

The Greatest Showman‘s Bearded Lady actress Keala Settle looks gorgeous on the red carpet at the 2018 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (March 4) in Hollywood.

The entertainer will be hitting the stage during the show to perform the song “This Is Me.”

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the writers of the song, hit the red carpet looking so handsome. They are nominated for Best Original Song and they won in that same category last year for their work on the movie La La Land.

FYI: Benj is wearing Giorgio Armani. Keala is wearing a Christian Siriano and Laura Basci collaboration with Hueb jewelry.

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Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Win a Grammy, One Away from EGOT!

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul pose with their trophies in the press room at the 2018 Grammy Awards held at Madison Square Garden on Sunday (January 28) in New York City.

The songwriters won the award for Best Musical Theater Album for their Broadway show Dear Evan Hansen. They are now just an Emmy away from achieving the EGOT!

Benj and Justin won an Oscar for writing the song “City of Stars” from the movie La La Land and the Tony for Best Score for Dear Evan Hansen. The guys also won a Golden Globe this month for writing the song “This Is Me” from the movie The Greatest Showman.

They were joined in the press room by the album’s fellow producers Stacey Mindich, Alex Lacamoire, and Pete Ganberg.

FYI: Benj is wearing Giorgio Armani.

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Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, & Zendaya Premiere 'The Greatest Showman' in NYC

Hugh Jackman andZac Efron buddy up for the premiere of The Greatest Showman on Friday night (December 8) aboard the Queen Mary 2 ship in Brooklyn, New York City.

The co-stars looked handsome in their suits as they were also joined on the red carpet by fellow co-star Zendaya who looked absolutely stunning in a black and pink ball gown.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Zac Efron

Other Greatest Showman cast members including Rebecca Ferguson, Keala Settle, Cameron Seely, and Austyn Johnson joined the film’s composers Justin Hurwitz and Justin Paul at the premiere.

Hugh‘s wife Deborra-lee Furness and Darren Criss also attended the premiere.

FYI: Zendaya is wearing a Viktor & Rolf dress, Sophia Webster heels, and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

The Greatest Showman hits theaters on December 20.

25+ pictures inside of the stars arriving at the premiere…More Here! »

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Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Are Halfway to EGOT After Tony Awards Win for 'Dear Evan Hansen'

Composers Justin Paul and Benj Pasek walk the red carpet together at the 2017 Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday (June 11) in New York City

The guys just won the award for Best Original Score for writing the music and lyrics for the musical Dear Evan Hansen.

Also pictured in the gallery are the nominated featured actors from the show, Rachel Bay Jones and Mike Faist.

Pasek and Paul won an Oscar earlier this year for writing the song “City of Stars” for the movie La La Land. They are now halfway to an EGOT and have a chance at winning a Grammy next year for the Dear Evan Hansen album. The guys are also writing new music for their musical A Christmas Story‘s live production on Fox, which will make them eligible for an Emmy next year as well!

FYI: Benj is wearing Giorgio Armani. Justin is wearing Tom Ford. Rachel is wearing a Christian Siriano dress and Cadar jewels.

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