Hamilton Wins 11 Tonys Including “Almost Worth What You’ll Pay to See It”

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: The cast of "Hamilton" performs onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

In the most widely predicted news since “Shakespeare in the Park” announced they’d chosen Shakespeare for this summer’s program, the Broadway smash Hamilton won 11 of the 24 Tony Awards presented Sunday Night.

The hit musical about one of America’s first presidents has delighted theater junkies (and history buffs who are outraged about the first nine words of this sentence).

The musical’s subject, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, developed America’s banking system, knowing that a dollar invested at the time of the nation’s founding could mature and collect interest until it would — centuries later — be worth enough to buy a back row ticket to see Hamilton on Broadway.

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