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Hillary Clinton is probably your best shot at 'Hamilton' tickets

If, like most breathing humans, you're having trouble getting seats for "Hamilton," just tell the usher "I'm with her." You read that right: Hillary Clinton is teaming up with the most popular show on Broadway.

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By donating at least $1 to the campaign, you and a buddy can be entered for a chance to watch "Hamilton" with your new bestie and a presumptive presidential nominee for no additional cost.

The team-up makes sense. Hamilton's creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, is obviously a political activist in his own right and has made it clear he's not a fan of Donald Trump. Miranda is also an ardent supporter of the Democratic party and, after leaving "Hamilton" next month, will be trying to get out the vote in Hispanic communities.

But the raffle is also a huge reminder of how differently the Clinton and Trump campaigns have approached funding and spending in 2016. 

Clinton has relied on star power quite a bit this campaign, from appearing onstage with Jon Bon Jovi to a more than $353,000 per couple fundraiser with George and Amal Clooney. 

Trump hasn't really done any fundraising at all, touting his independence from donors and his ability to spend his billions on making sure he makes it to the White House. So his fundraising apparatus is basically nonexistent, leaving him with a little more than $1 million on hand compared to Clinton's war chest of more than $42 million

Lack of funds wasn't a problem for Trump when he could rely on earned media coverage to propel him to the top of a crowded primary. But the general is a different story; Clinton and super PACs supporting her have outpaced the Trump campaign by millions of advertising dollars in several swing states.

Trump's approach is pretty unprecedented, but if there's one thing Trump's candidacy has taught us, it's that sometimes being unpredictable pays off. 

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After Orlando tragedy, Lin-Manuel Miranda gives passionate acceptance speech at Tony Awards

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of and actor in the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," recited a passionate poem during his acceptance speech for Best Score at the Tony Awards. He dedicated his speech to address the tragic mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub Sunday.

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“My wife’s the reason anything gets done. She nudges me towards promise by degrees. She is a perfect symphony of one, our son is her most beautiful reprise. We chase the melodies that seem to find us until they’re finished songs and start to play. When senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing here is promised, not one day.

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This show is proof that history remembers, we live through times where hate and fear seem stronger, we rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer. And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love, cannot be killed or swept aside. I sing Vanessa’s symphony, Eliza tells her story, now fill the world with music, love and pride. Thank you so much for this.”

Miranda previously commented on the Orlando massacre during an interview on the red carpet, according to People magazine.

>> RELATED STORY: Orlando nightclub shooting: What we know now

“On a day marked by such tragedy to get to celebrate such works of art,” he said, “I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.”

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Lin-Manuel Miranda responds to Orlando attacksLin-Manuel Miranda responded to the Orlando massacre in his emotional Tony Awards speech: "Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love, cannot be killed or swept aside."Posted by The Hill on Sunday, June 12, 2016

Broadway stars team up with James Corden for Carpool Karaoke

This isn't your buddy's karaoke night. These guys can actually sing ... on key.

James Corden's latest installment of "Carpool Karaoke" flipped coasts and traveled the streets of New York City.

The late night host is adding extra hosting duties this week, this time headlining the Tony Awards Sunday night

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That gig opened the door for a Broadway version of Corden's popular franchise, with guests like Lin-Manuel Miranda, from the hit "Hamilton," Audra McDonald, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jane Krakowski.

They lend their voices, not only to a song from "Hamilton," but also hits from "Rent," "Jersey Boys" and finally "Les Miserables."

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AMC Theatres will not allow texting during movies

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After reports circulated this week that AMC Theatres would consider allowing texting during movie screenings, the chain has issued a statement quashing the rumors.

The statement says in part, "With your advice in hand, there will be no texting allowed in any of the auditoriums at AMC Theatres. Not today, not tomorrow and not in the foreseeable future."

Instead, AMC will focus on ways to enhance the theatre experience for moviegoers.

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Adam Aron, the CEO of AMC Entertainment, recently said that he has considered allowing texting during screenings in an effort to appeal to a larger demographic, specifically, millennials. 

"When you tell a 22-year-old to turn off the phone, don’t ruin the movie, they hear please cut off your left arm above the elbow,” Aron said in an interview with Variety magazine. “You can’t tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone. That’s not how they live their (lives).”

He later tweeted, clarifying that allowing movie-goers to text is just an idea, and if approved, may be very limited.

Aron said the company has considered making specific auditoriums "more texting friendly."

Aron, current co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and former president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, has only been head of AMC for a few months, but in that time, he's advanced the company significantly. In February, he announced plans to buy Carmike, which would solidify AMC as the world’s top movie theater chain, according to Variety.

Aron is also pushing to expand AMC’s food and dining options, develop its loyalty program and market more aggressively. 

But Aron isn't the first to consider allowing texting during movies.

Regal Entertainment CEO Amy Miles and Greg Foster, senior executive vice president of IMAX Corporation, both seemed open to considering allowing cellphone usage during a panel at the CinemaCon convention in 2012, Deadline reported.

"If we had a movie that appealed to a younger demographic, (like "21 Jump Street,") we could test some of these concepts (at some screens,)" Miles said. "You’re trying to figure out if there’s something you can offer in the theater that I would not find appealing but my 18-year-old son might."

"We want them to pay $12 to $14 to come into an auditorium and watch a movie. But they’ve become accustomed to controlling their own existence," said Foster, who added that without cellphones, some younger people may "feel a little handcuffed."

Tim League, CEO of Alamo Drafthouse -- a small theater chain disagreed.

“Over my dead body will I introduce texting into the movie theater,” he said. “I love the idea of playing around with a new concept. But that is the scourge of our industry. It’s our job to understand that this is a sacred space and we have to teach manners.”

League said that going to the movies should be a "magical" experience, but Miles said "one person’s opinion of magical isn’t the other’s."

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'To Kill a Mockingbird,' 'Frozen' to get Broadway runs

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Two stories, that couldn't be more opposite will both be on the the Great White Way.

"To Kill a Mockingbird" will be coming to Broadway for the first time, The New York Times reported.

And it has a big name adapting the story for the stage: Aaron Sorkin. 

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Sorkin is best known for his big-screen hits like "The Social Network" and "The American President," and his small-screen shows like "The West Wing" and "The Newsroom."

"To Kill a Mockingbird" will be directed by Tony Award winner Barlett Sher.

It will hit the stage for the 2017-2018 Broadway season. 

A year later, Disney will bring mega-hit "Frozen" to Broadway, CNN reported.

The announcement was made on Frozen's new Broadway Twitter account.

It will be previewed in the summer of 2017, in an unnamed location, and will land in New York City in spring 2018.

The team that brought "Frozen" to life in movie theaters is reuniting for the stage version. Jennifer Lee will write the show, while Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez will compose the music. 

The top cringeworthy moments at the 2015 Tony Awards

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Just because the Tony Awards are prerecorded doesn't mean things don't get a little awkward onstage.

Here are the most cringeworthy moments from the 2015 show.

First, Anna Chlumsky and Debra Messing clearly didn't compare outfits before hitting the stage together to present the award for featured actor in a play.

>> PHOTOS: ‘Fun Home,’ ‘The King and I’ win big at 2015 Tony Awards

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Twinning! Of course, dozens of media outlets were quick to point out the snafu. Because who doesn't love an awkward outfit moment?

Next, an appearance by Jennifer Lopez and Nick Jonas was supposed to be one of the highlights of the awards. But it ended up being pretty, well, weird.

>> PHOTOS: Celebrities walk the red carpet at the 2015 Tony Awards

"Yes, it tells a story of how playwright J.M. Barrie found the inspiration for the tale about a boy who refused to grow up, of course." 

"In the show's thrilling climax to act one, Barrie is faced with a choice: to write something risky and new or to give up." (Video via Courtesy: CBS/Tony Award Productions)

Ugh, make it stop! As a writer for Bustle put it, "Aside from having terrible timing, they looked uninterested in their duties and it was just completely unpleasant to watch." 

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Speaking of words, "The King and I" star Ruthie Ann Miles was cut short during her acceptance speech by a rather odd sound ...

"There's a lot of people here. My heart. I'm very grateful. And especially to God, my whole heart and trust is in him." (Video via Courtesy: CBS/Tony Award Productions)

Yup, her acceptance speech was just too long for the Tonys band, which started to play her off the stage near the end of her big moment. Bye, Ruthie.

And finally, we'll leave you with this wacky gem brought to you by hosts Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming.

"I said 'Fun Home.'" (Video via Courtesy: CBS/Tony Award Productions)

That one doesn't even need an explanation. There were plenty of other memorable moments at the 2015 Tonys.

Head to the awards' website to check them all out.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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