Ready to celebrate the best Broadway has to offer? To avoid being that guy who doesn’t know what Dear Evan Hansen is, we listed all the shows you need to know, and see, before the Tony Awards in June!
Dear Evan Hansen
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The musical that has taken Broadway by storm, Dear Evan Hansen follows a high school student with social anxiety disorder after one of his friends dies. Critically acclaimed and loved by audiences, Dear Evan Hansen is poised to dominate the Tony Awards with nine nominations, including Best Musical and Best Actor in a Musical for “Pitch Perfect” star Ben Platt. If you can’t get a ticket, take our condolences and go to Spotify to listen to the great soundtrack.
Come From Away
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A musical with its roots north of the border in Newfoundland, Canada, Come From Away is an emotional story about what happened in the days following September 11, 2001 and how love triumphed hate. Come From Away is right behind Dear Evan Hansen in Tony nominations with seven, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book of a Musical.
Oslo is a play about the tumultuous and tension-filled 1993 Oslo Peace Accords, which tells the surprising true story of the unlikely friendships and back-channel talks that peppered the peace accords between the Palestinians and Israelis. It has one of the most nominations for plays this year with seven, including Best Play and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play. The play has actually been in rotation since June 2016, premiering off-Broadway to critical acclaim. Oslo opened in April, 2017 on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812
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Josh Groban leads this highly lauded musical, which is an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. The “Beauty and The Beast” crooner has been nominated for a Best Actor award for his role as Pierre, a man searching for meaning in his life. If you’re thinking of going, make sure to enter the daily lottery first.