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Lin-Manuel Miranda named AP Entertainer of the year

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Winning a Pulitzer Prize and a clutch of Tony Awards in a single one year would be enough for anyone. Not Lin-Manuel Miranda. Not in 2016. The “Hamilton” writer-composer picked up those honors and also earned a Golden Globe nomination, won the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, wrote music for a top movie, and inspired a best-selling book, a best-selling album of “Hamilton” covers and a popular PBS documentary. A new honor came Wednesday when…

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“Hamilton” creator gives to Darren Soto’s campaign

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” is a supporter of state Sen. Darren Soto. So, it turns out, is his whole immediate family. Campaign finance reports show that Miranda chipped in $1,500 to Soto’s congressional campaign on Aug. 2. He lists his occupation as “rapper.” Miranda achieved wide success and fame with “Hamilton,” described by Rolling Stone as “the most unlikely cultural phenomenon in a generation—a hip-hop musical about the Founding Father best known for authoring…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda leaving ‘Hamilton’ July 9; vows to return

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The news that no die-hard “Hamilton” fan — or anyone who hasn’t seen the Broadway smash yet — wants to hear has arrived: Lin-Manuel Miranda, its creator and star, is leaving the show this summer. But he promises to return “again and again.” Miranda, who has been in the show since it made its debut off-Broadway in early 2015, said Thursday he will perform his last show July 9. Javier Munoz, the current understudy for Alexander Hamilton, who also took…

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