NEW YORK (CBSLA.com/AP) — Nominees for the 70th annual Tony Awards, honoring the best of Broadway, were revealed on Tuesday morning in New York.
The megahit “Hamilton” shattered records with 16 nominations. “The Producers” and “Billy Elliot” previously shared the record for the most Tony nominations, with 15 each.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop flavored musical about the first U.S. treasury secretary has burst through the Broadway bubble like few shows.
Bloomingdale’s now sells “Hamilton” merchandise, U.S. presidential candidates have tweeted about it, it’s entered the debate over the nation’s currency and the show has been referenced on “Saturday Night Live” and “Inside Amy Schumer.”
Earlier this month, Miranda won a 2016 Pulitzer Prize for the drama, making “Hamilton” the ninth musical to win the honor, alongside other hits like “Rent” and “South Pacific.”
Winners will be announced on Sunday, June 12, airing live at 8 p.m. ET from the Beacon Theatre on CBS. James Corden will host the show.
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