Lin-Manuel Miranda celebrates receiving GRAMMY award during 'Hamilton' at Richard Rodgers Theater on February 15, 2016 in New York City.
Lin-Manuel Miranda celebrates receiving GRAMMY award during 'Hamilton' at Richard Rodgers Theater on February 15, 2016 in New York City. - 
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The 2015 -2016 season on Broadway has wrapped up and it was a record year — more than 13 million theatergoers shelled out $1.3 billion to see live theater, according to The Broadway League, a trade association. The caveat is that not all shows are created equal.

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