Pulitzers: ‘Hamilton’ takes drama award; Tampa Bay Times wins 2 reporting prizes

April 19, 2016 1:21 AM

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"Hamilton" just keeps on making history. After setting box-office records on Broadway in recent months, on Monday the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama.

The dazzling, exuberant musical by creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda has captured popular consciousness like few Broadway shows, having already won a Grammy Award, a spot on the Billboard 200 charts and mentions on "Saturday Night Live." It's a leading favorite in this summer's Tony Awards.

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