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Harry's gang: When suicide takes center stage


June 14, 2019

“Dear Evan Hansen” is a popular Broadway musical that centers around young people and how they deal with a suicide among their peers.

Sound like an odd theme for a musical? Well, in some ways, it is. The musical is funny, romantic, tragic and thought-provoking. It’s also shallow, overwrought, ironic, and sentimental.

But it’s been wildly popular, especially with young people.

The story centers around a young man, Evan Hansen, who just started his senior year in high school. Evan has an emotional issue, unidentified in the story because it’s not important, but we learn that he suff...

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