'Hamilton' Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama

April 18, 2016 9:58 PM

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'Hamilton' Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama

LOS ANGELES — "Hamilton," the Broadway smash that's looked like an awards-season favorite from the moment it opened, has been awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Although it's rare for a musical to the win the drama prize over plays, "Hamilton" had nonetheless looked like a lock for the Pulitzer, given its link to American history and the fresh, contemporary resonances it finds in the nation's foundational moments. (The most recent musicals to nab the Pulitz...

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