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Hamilton,” Broadway’s sold-out hip-hop history lesson on Alexander Hamilton created by Lin-Manuel Miranda (pictured) has just nabbed the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Per Variety:

The Pulitzer win could be the first of many victories for “Hamilton.” Much of the theater industry considers the show’s sweep of the Tony Awards as a foregone conclusion.

“The Humans,” Stephen Karam’s subtly drawn portrait of one American family’s anxieties, was one of the few obvious titles that seemed likely to give “Hamilton” a little competition; that play was named a 2016 finalist, as was Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ “Gloria.”

“Hamilton’s” victory came during the centennial year for the Pulitzers, which recognize excellence in the arts and in journalism.

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