Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ To Receive Pulitzer Prize For Drama

If Hamilton’s ever-raging fire just so happened to burn out, a new announcement contributing to the show’s success just put gasoline on the flame.

It was announced on Monday (Apr. 18) that the hip-hop centered musical about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton will receive the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Times reports.

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“It is a tremendous honor to even be considered for this very prestigious award,” said Hamilton’s brain child, playwright, rapper and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda in a statement. “To win today for Hamilton is beyond my wildest dreams.” Miranda was recognized as a finalist for the coveted award in 2009 for his debut musical, In The Heights.

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In its short run, Hamilton has amassed several accolades, a Grammy Award for “Best Musical Theater Album” and several sold out nights until the end of the decade. Musicians are also getting in on the Hamil-fun by recording a mixtape of the show’s infectious songs.

Miranda’s hysterical tweet reactions to the news say it all. Congrats to him and the entire cast and crew!