MacArthur 'genius' grant to 'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and 23 others

September 29, 2015 4:05 AM

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The MacArthur Foundation has given its “genius grant” imprimatur for 2015 to six visual and performing artists, ranging from the current darling of the Broadway stage -- "Hamilton" composer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda -- to veteran theater artist Basil Twist, a puppeteer working mainly in the nonprofit sphere.

Dancer-choreographer Michelle Dorrance, painter Nicole Eisenman, photographer and video artist LaToya Ruby Frazier and theatrical set designer Mimi Lien were the other arts honorees just announced.

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