PBS NewsHour

'Dear Evan Hansen' strikes an emotional chord with fans

Clip: 06/06/2017 | 6m 25s | Video has closed captioning.

“Dear Evan Hansen,” a surprise hit musical, is the story of an ordinary teen who all his 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.

Aired: 06/06/17

Rating: NR

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