Pulitzers: Broadway’s ‘Hamilton,’ novel ‘The Sympathizer’ among arts winners

April 18, 2016 9:01 PM

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The Broadway juggernaut “Hamilton” earned the Pulitzer Prize drama award Monday, as was widely expected. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop musical about America’s Founding Fathers (particularly championing Alexander Hamilton) has been a phenomenon for more than a year, thanks to its fresh style and ebullient approach to history.

“Hamilton” was masterminded by writer-composer-star Miranda, the son of a New York political consultant and the writer-composer-star of the 2008 Broadway musical “In the Heights.” Miranda originally conceived the project as a hip-hop mix tape inspired by historian Ron Chernow’s 2004 biography of Ale...

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