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Larry David Thinks Hamilton's Success Has Been Propelled By White People Trying To Be 'Hip'! See What He Said!

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As usual, his enthusiasm is curbed.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash hit Hamilton is undoubtedly the biggest sensation on Broadway these days — setting a record number of Tony Awards nominations and even winning a Pulitzer prize!

But according to Larry David, the musical's success is less due to its accolades and more because of white people trying to be "hip."

Related: Lin-Manuel Miranda Tops TIME's '100 Most Influential People'!

On Tuesday's episode of the Mike Lucpica Show, the Curb Your Enthusiasm star admitted the hip-hop history show was "incredible" — but has a particular "theory on a lot of the people that are seeing it."

He explained:

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Watch Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth Have An Epically Wicked Reunion Singing A NEW Version Of For Good!

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It's the reunion we've been waiting 12 years to see!

Both Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth have tackled a ton of roles over the years, but none more iconic than playing Broadway's original Elphaba and Galinda in the musical sensation Wicked!

Since their flight run on stage ended, the talented duo hasn't performed together since the 2004 Tony Awards — until now!

Video: Little Girl Has Some Seriously Wicked Vocals On Britain's Got Talent!

In a new video shown at Second Stage Theater's gala honoring Wicked producer David Stone, the OG Elphie and Glinda finally reunite for a new performance of For Good!

Even though it's been over a decade since the Popular divas sang a duet together, their bestie chemistry makes it seem like no time has passed at all!

Ch-ch-check out the AH-Mazing performance (above)!

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Hamilton Sets New Record With 16 Tony Award Nominations — See The Full List Of Nominees HERE!

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It's no secret the Broadway hit Hamilton has captured everyone's attention.

Not only has did the cast of Hamilton perform at the Grammys AND the White House, but it won a freaking Pulitzer Prize already!

Well now Lin Manuel-Miranda's production has done it again as the 70th annual Tony Awards announced their nominees this morning and Hamilton set a new record with 16 nominations!

Video: Our Tonys Correspondent Iain Armitage Steals The Spotlight On Little Big Shots!

The former record holders were The Producers and Billy Elliot, which were tied with 15.

The awards were announced by The Book of Mormon alums Nikki M. James and Andrew Rannells, with other notable nominees including Steve Martin, Jessica Lange, and Lupita Nyong'o!

Ch-ch-check out the full list (below) and let us know who YOU want to win!

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Cher Musical Being Pitched To Hamilton Producers — But Someone STILL Hasn't Approved The Script!

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If we could turn forward time, we'd head straight to opening night!

Ever since Cher confirmed a musical based on her life was still in the works, we've been patiently waiting to hear more about the Broadway show!

And now that new details have emerged, it looks like we can officially get excited!!

The music icon has been working with Tony Award winning writer Rick Elice, who is presenting the project to producers — including Hamilton's Jeffrey Seller – on Wednesday.

According to The New York Post, Seller will co-produce with Flody Suarez, who was reportedly the one who persuaded Cher to do the musical in the first place!

Related: Hamilton Is Officially A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical!

The show will feature several of the pop star's hits, including I Got You Babe, Take Me Home, Believe, and If I Could Turn Back Time.

If the play gets through this round, it will be presented to the 69-year-old herself on May 20 — where she will hopefully give the final hair flip of approval.

The star previously stated that the musical would feature three different actresses portraying her at different stages in her life.

The first will play a young Cher through the "Sonny and Cher" era, followed by another portraying the songstress during her Believe tour — and a third to play the legend at the current point in her life.

With hit songs, successful producers, and a fascinating subject matter — we're pretty sure this musical is a guaranteed hit!

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Tina Fey Reminds Tituss Burgess You're Nothing Without Me In An Epic Musical Showdown! Watch The AH-Mazing Broadway Duet!

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Tituss Burgess got his breakout role on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt — so, he's forever indebted to Tina Fey for casting him in the Netflix comedy.

And now that Tituss' standout performance gave him tons of new fans, the creator of the sitcom wanted to remind the star exactly where he got his start.

In the form of Broadway showtunes, of course!

Photos: Tina Brings The Blues To Kimmy Schmidt's Premiere!

On Monday, Fey surprised audiences at the MCC Theater's Miscast Gala honoring Marisa Tomei to perform a surprise duet with Tituss of You're Nothing Without Me from City of Angels!

The Sisters star had no problem dueting with the Tony-nominated Broadway performer, and even threw some friendly shade at the actor — teasing him for his personal Pinot Nior venture!

Ch-ch-check out the AH-Mazing musical showdown between the star and creator (below)!

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