DEAR EVAN HANSEN might end up being a bigger smash than HAMILTON. How is that possible? HAMILTON’s cast size, staging needs, show length, and some of the historical material might not stand the test of time. Can community and academic theatre produce HAMILTON? I would think it would be few and far between. EVAN is much more accessible for all groups to produce. I would compare Evan to LITTLE SHOP and HAMILTON to PHANTOM when it comes to smaller groups producing them. I look forward to the EVAN soundtrack and maybe some Tony Awards.