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Podcast: The creators of 2017 Tony Award Best Musical winner ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

Producer Stacey Mindich and book writer Steven Levenson spoke with Recode’s Kara Swisher in April.

2017 Tony Awards - Show Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions

Curious about “Dear Evan Hansen,” the Broadway musical that just scooped up six Tony Awards, including Best Musical? Our podcast Recode Decode has you covered.

In April, Recode’s Kara Swisher spoke with “Dear Evan Hansen” producer Stacey Mindich and book writer Steven Levenson about making musicals in the age of VR and Instagram. The hit show centers on a socially anxious teenager played by Ben Platt — who also won a Tony — and Mindich and Levenson talked at length about how his character reflects the agony of being online at any age.

“The weird thing about social media is we’ve all become high schoolers now,” Levenson said. “We are all looking and seeing how much fun everything else is that’s happening.”

Here’s the interview:

And here is a full transcript of the conversation.

You can find more episodes of Recode Decode on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Stitcher and SoundCloud.


This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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