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    ‘Evan Hansen’ Leads Heavy List of Tony Awards

    Mr. Hamilton must yield. After last year’s coronation of the Founding Father phenom, last night’s Tony Awards was a more democratic — if darker — celebration of stage achievement, with teen suicide-themed Dear Evan Hansen winning best musical and five other awards, including best score and best actor for Ben Platt. Oslo’s tale of Middle East peace negotiations took best play, while Bette Midler won her first Tony for a Hello Dolly revival. Platt summed up the theme, declaring that power comes from “the things that make you strange.”

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