Best Musical: 'Dear Evan Hansen' or 'Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812'? | The Tylt

Best Musical: 'Dear Evan Hansen' or 'Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812'?

"Dear Evan Hansen" is the frontrunner to win Best Musical at the 71st Tony Awards, but "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812" is also in stiff competition. "Dear Evan Hansen" is an acclaimed Broadway hit with nine nominations, led by Best Actor frontrunner Ben Platt. But with no "Hamilton" this year, no frontrunner is guaranteed. "The Great Comet" has the most nominations with 12, and the musical could easy snatch the top honor. So, which show will win Best Musical on June 11? 🎭

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Check out the synopsis of "Dear Evan Hansen," per Broadway.

All his life, Evan Hansen has felt invisible. But when a tragedy thrusts him into the center of a rapidly evolving controversy, he is given the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to be somebody else.

Variety's Gordon Cox writes that "Dear Evan Hansen" is the clear frontrunner for Best Musical. It's a fan favorite!

...Fans have signaled their own favorites in the results of the 2017 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. “Dear Evan Hansen,” the strong-selling success that is considered by many to the be frontrunner in the Tony race, took a total of eight awards...

Watch this phenomenal clip from the show below.

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Here's the synopsis of "The Great Comet," per Broadway.

A new musical inspired by a 70-page slice of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Natasha is a beautiful ingénue visiting Moscow while she waits for her beloved fiancé Andrey to return from the war. In a moment of indiscretion, she is seduced by the dashing (but already married) Anatole and her position in society is ruined. Her only hope lies with Pierre, the lonely outsider whose love and compassion for Natasha may be the key to her redemption… and to the renewal of his own soul. Josh Groban makes his Broadway debut as Pierre.

Daily Beast's Tim Teeman writes that "The Great Comet" is actually the frontrunner to win big.

The numerical frontrunner in the Tony Awards, to be awarded on June 11, is Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.
The musical, with book and score by Dave Malloy, and directed by Rachel Chavkin, has scored 12 Tony nominations, including for Best Musical and Best Actor for Josh Groban, and nominations for Malloy and Chavkin themselves.

Watch a clip of the cast performing live on "Good Morning America" below. 

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Listen to the "Dear Evan Hansen" soundtrack below.

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Hear "The Great Comet" soundtrack below.

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Best Musical: 'Dear Evan Hansen' or 'Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812'?
A festive crown for the winner
#DearEvanHansen
#FollowTheComet