Monday, June 12, 2017

BROADWAY - "Dear Evan Hansen"

"Broadway hit 'Dear Evan Hansen' strikes an emotional chord with its fans" PBS NewsHour 6/6/2017

NOTE:  "Dear Evan Hansen" won 2017 Tony Awards:

  • Best Musical
  • Leading actor: Ben Platt
  • Featured actress: Rachel Bay Jones
  • Original score:  music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul


SUMMARY:  “Dear Evan Hansen,” a surprise hit musical, is the story of an ordinary teen who all his life has felt invisible.  But when a classmate commits suicide, Hansen is mistakenly seen as his one friend and becomes the center of attention.  The Tony-nominated show draws awareness to the loneliness and pain of teen life and how isolation can be intensified in today's social media world.  Jeffrey Brown reports.

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