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Hamilton Wins Pulitzer Prize

Hamilton Wins Pulitzer Prize


Hamilton becomes the ninth musical to win the Pulitzer

Hit musical Hamilton has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Variety revealed.

This is the ninth musical ever to win the prestigious literary award.

Created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the constantly sold-out Broadway show emerged as a potential contender for the Pulitzer when it opened Off-Broadway in February 2015, and became a favorite when it was transferred to Broadway in August 2015.

Its lyrics and music have received praise for being the first musical to use hip hop music in a period piece. Earlier this year, the Broadway production of Hamilton won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Hamilton is also slated to dominate in the upcoming Tony Awards nominations list, which will be announced on May 3rd.

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In recent history, the latest musicals to have received the Pulitzer award from Drama were Next to Normal, in 2010, and Rent, in 2006.

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