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Dear Evan Hansen wins best musical, Oslo wins best play

Kevin Kline wins third Tony for Present Laughter role; Laurie Metcalf earns first for A Doll's House, Part 2

Some of the cast and crew of Dear Evan Hansen.

The musical also won a best leading actor Tony for the twitching and tender performance by 23-year-old Ben Platt in the title role.

Playwright JT Rogers accepting the best play award for Oslo, about the largely unknown back story behind the 1993 Middle East peace accords.

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DEAR Evan Hansen, a daringly unflinching exploration of loss, lies and loneliness in a high school community, on Sunday won the 2017 Tony Award for best new musical, completing its journey from improbable idea to theatrical triumph.

The challenging and cathartic show,...

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