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'Hamilton' sweeps a muted Tony Awards show

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>> The show goes on in New York City. Broadway holding its annual Tony awards on Sunday night dedicated to the victims of the Orlando shootings. Host James Corden kicking things of saying quote, hate will never win.>> The Tony goes to Hamilton.>> Smash hit Hamilton dominated the stage with 11 wins, including best musical, best actor, and best score.
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Its performance at the show leaving out prop guns in order to pay respect to the Florida victims.>> Jessica Lange won her first ever Tony for her role in Long Day's Journey into Night. The best play going to The Humans and then the musical revival category, The Color Purple.
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This year's Tony Award show is expected to reverse a slide in TV ratings thanks to the runaway success of Hamilton, it's multicultural cast drawing comparisons to Hollywood. James Corden joking that the evening show was quote like the Oscars, but with diversity. Hamilton's success has also helped Broadway break records this year, including nearly $1.4 billion in sales.