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Most Tony nominations ever: How does 'Hamilton' stack up to history?
'Hamilton' breaks Tonys record with 16 nominations

Shortly after the news broke that "Hamilton" had landed 16 Tony Award nominations, the musical's director, Thomas Kail, sent a text to choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and others on the show's creative team.

"I just woke up. What happened?" Kail asked facetiously.

The message was in keeping with the sly humor of the show. It also contained a dollop of truth.

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Complete list of Tony nominations

The 2016 Tony Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning, and beyond the record 16 nominations for "Hamilton," there were strong showings for "Shuffle Along," "She Loves Me," "Eclipsed," "The Humans" and "Bright Star."

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At LAXArt, boundary-blurring drawing as a form of sculpture
Ezralow Dance tumbles into the Wallis with crowd-pleasing stage gymnastics

Choreographer Daniel Ezralow defined himself in a long-ago interview as an “art-lete,” a combination artist-athlete. Nearly 30 years on, that’s still an apt way to consider his populist approach to dance-making -- and a helpful crib note while watching his Los Angeles-based company, Ezralow Dance, perform “Open” on Saturday at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

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Jean-Yves Thibaudet's lyrical piano brightens L.A. Phil concert

April may be the cruelest month for some, but not for piano lovers -- at least not at Walt Disney Concert Hall, in a month that has seen impressive performances by Stephen Hough, Alexandre Tharaud, Behzod Abduraimov, Murray Perahia and now Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

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