WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kennedy Center honors co-creators of ‘Hamilton’
WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Kennedy Center Honors program (all times local):
This year’s Kennedy Center Honors ceremony contains an unprecedented break with tradition.
Normally the honor is meant as a lifetime achievement award for late-career artists. But this year, the center chose to honor an actual contemporary work of art: the blockbuster musical Hamilton.
The four co-creators — writer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and music director Alex Lacamoire — received a unique award honoring them as “trailblazing creators of a transformative work that defies category.”