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Hollywood veteran Rita Moreno says she is “disappointed” in herself for defending Lin-Manuel Miranda against criticism over the colorism in the film adaptation of his Tony-winning musical, “In the Heights.”

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  NEW YORK (AP) — Winning a Pulitzer Prize and a clutch of Tony Awards in a single one year would be enough for anyone. Not Lin-Manuel Miranda. Not in 2016. The “Hamilton” writer-composer picked up those honors and also earned a Golden Globe nomination, won the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Broadway megahit “Hamilton” has already spawned a best-selling cast album, a PBS documentary and a book about its creation. Now it’s spinning off a CD by fans who happen to be some of popular music’s biggest stars. The 23-track “Hamilton Mixtape,” set for release Friday, features covers by such artists […]

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For those who have given up on trying to see Hamilton on Broadway, PBS has your next best option with tomorrow night’s premiere of Hamilton’s America, a documentary hosted by the show’s creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and featuring interviews with President Obama, Nas and Questlove of The Roots, among others. The network’s Great Performances Facebook page will also […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — “Hamilton,” the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, won the 2016 Tony Award for best new musical, capping an emotional night in which many in the Broadway community rallied to embrace the LGBT community after a shooting at a gay Florida nightclub. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop-flavored biography about the first U.S. treasury […]

News that the play has been nominated for a record-breaking 16 Tony Awards this year hardly comes as a surprise.

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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 […]