Hamilton makes history with 16 nominations.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway show has earned 16 Tony award nominations. The last Broadway show to set the record for the most nominations was the Broadway musicals The Producers
and Billy Elliot
with 15 nominations. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hamilton
was nominated for best musical, score, book, direction, choreography and a several acting nominations.
This is a spit in the face of the 2016 Academy Awards, which didn't nominate a non-white actor for a single acting category. From The Hollywood Reporter:
The nominations across the eight performance categories for plays and musicals include several actors of color, a number of them frontrunners. But that's more about the unplanned convergence of productions with strong roles for non-Caucasian actors this year, not a well-timed rebuke to the Academy. Despite an anomalous downward bump last season, Broadway has a relatively respectable track record for diversity — on its stages, if not so much behind the scenes. In fact, you need to go back to 2008 to find a year in which one or more performers of color didn't take home Tonys for acting.
If you are interested in going to see Hamilton
on Broadway, it's going to burn a hole in your pocket - the average ticket costs $1,200.
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