'Hamilton' wins big at the Tony Awards

| Monday, June 13, 2016 - 15:26
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'Hamilton,' the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton wins big at the Tony Awards

New Delhi: The hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, aptly named ‘Hamilton’ by its maker, wins big at the 2016 Tony Awards. A show based on the life of one of America's founding fathers, won the Awards for Best Musical, Score and Lead Actors, but failed to beat the record of 12 statuettes.
Producer of 'Hamilton,' Jeffrey Seller, quoted the show’s lyrics while accepting the award. “Look around, look around. How lucky we are to be alive right now.” The Award caps an emotional night as many in the Broadway community came out in support of LGBT community after a shooting incident at a gay Florida nightclub.
'Hamilton', which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama earlier this year, has been hailed as "a landmark American musical”. The cast of the musical was introduced at the ceremony with a video message from Barack and Michelle Obama. 
Host James Corden dedicated the night to celebrating the diversity of Broadway. He said, “Hate will never win. Together we have to make sure of that. Tonight’s show stands as a symbol and a celebration of that principle.” 
'Hamilton' and the 38 new productions this season helped Broadway’s attendance figures hit a record high, up 1.6 percent to 13.3 million ticket buyers.

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