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Tony Award-Winning Musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen' Coming to Chicago

Six-time Tony Award-winning musical "Dear Evan Hansen" is coming to Chicago.

Broadway in Chicago announced the news Thursday, though no tickets have been announced. 

The stop is part of the show's North American tour, which begins in fall 2018 in Denver, Colorado. 

An intimate, heart-wrenching musical about loneliness, teen angst and suicide in the age of hyperconnectivity, the Broadway smash won top honors at the Tonys in June.

Starring 23-year-old Ben Platt in a breakout — and knockout — performance, "Dear Evan Hansen" took six awards, including best musical and best actor for Platt. It also won best score for its young composers, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, already Oscar winners for the movie "La La Land."

Platt, in his acceptance speech, addressed young people who might be suffering some of the social anxiety faced by his character, high school senior Evan Hansen.

"To all young people watching at home, don't waste any time trying to be like anybody else," he said, "because the things that make you strange are the things that make you powerful."

Broadway in Chicago said single tickets would go on sale "at a later date," but groups can call (312) 977-1710.

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