"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.