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'Hamilton' lands record 16 nominations in Tonys with many Chicago ties

'Hamilton' lands record 16 nominations in Tonys with many Chicago ties

The ten-dollar founding father stole the cannons of his Broadway rivals as Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton" dominated the 2016 Tony Award nominations. When the smoke had cleared from the delayed live feed from New York's Paramount Hotel, "Hamilton" had landed in a record-setting 16 different ballot categories, including best musical, which, barring the reincarnation of Aaron Burr with a pistol, it seems certain to win. 

Nonetheless, the new musicals "Waitress," "School of Rock - The Musical," "Bright Star" and "Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed" are officially in the...

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