Ben Platt reprises his stage role as the title character, a high school senior whose social anxiety yields few friendships. His therapist has recommended writing letters to himself as a coping mechanism, but a strange boy named Connor (Colton Ryan) steals one of the letters, and later it’s found on him when he commits suicide. Connor’s distraught family takes Evan under their wing, and Evan even makes up a false friendship with Connor to soothe their grief. The fake relationship between Evan and Connor gets out of hand, and soon the whole world will know.
“Dear Evan Hansen” is in theaters on September 24th. Featuring Ben Platt, Julianne Moore,