As Sunday's Tony Award festivities approach, Hamilton gets closer to potentially making more history-making moments on Broadway. It's already clinched a record-breaking 16 nominations, surpassing the 15 held by its tying predecessors Billy Elliot and the show we're flashing back to — The Producers.
In 2001, getting a ticket to The Producers was like — getting a ticket to Hamilton. The show, starring the incomparable Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, took Broadway by storm and racked up an unprecedented 12 Tony wins during the 2000-01 season. In anticipation of another groundbreaking ceremony, here's footage of The Producers cast performing on the Radio City Music Hall stage and proving why they deserved all the hardware.
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