Tony Voters Point to Tight Races and Sure Bets

Both of this year’s top contenders are unlikely subjects for musical theater: “Dear Evan Hansen,” by Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, is a fictive story about a high school student with social anxiety whose life improves when he pretends to have been friendly with a classmate who killed himself, while “Come From Away,” by David Hein and Irene Sankoff, is a true story about the encounter between small-town Canadians and thousands of airline passengers when 38 planes were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland, during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

“Dear Evan Hansen,” which had previous productions at Arena Stage in Washington and Second Stage Off Broadway, has long been the awards-season favorite. It is the best-reviewed new musical this season, features a star-making performance by the 23-year-old Ben Platt

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