'Hamilton,' the year's hottest ticket on Broadway, is now a record-setting Tony Awards contender. Announced yesterday, the production nabbed an unbelievable 16 nominations -- the most collected by any Broadway show in the history of the Tony Awards.
With the 2016 Tony Awards right around the corner, the last of the new shows will be beginning previews or opening in the next few months to secure eligibility for the for the 2015-2016 Broadway season. Along with the opening of new and revival productions, some shows must close to give way for the new ones taking their place.
While the Tony Awards may not be exactly comparable to the Super Bowl of Broadway, the accolades and reverence that comes with winning the statue is akin to a Super Bowl ring. Both on the stage and on an individual level, an actor, actress or production can win a handful of awards showcasing their talent and propel them into legend. The "Super Bowl" matchup this year includes Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda's brainchild that has dominated the box office since last year.