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In the age of fast technology and ubiquitous entertainment, dinner and a show doesn’t mean quite the same as it did several decades ago. Let’s face it. Movies have only gotten better and better year by year. Live performance however gives us something that no Hollywood budget could ever simulate. Raw, unadulterated talent. Stage productions give us practiced, perfected, unfiltered performance. Intimate and purposeful acting. A fantastic stage performance stays with its audience. Bursting onto the Broadway stage in August 2015, “Hamilton” the musical has not stopped thrilling audiences and making history (view highly discounted Kinky Boots tickets here).
Performed night after night to rave reviews, “Hamilton” is a blockbuster Broadway play about one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. Entertainment Weekly calls the piece, “A ground-breaking, one-for-the-ages piece of one of America’s founding fathers…HAMILTON is an amazing, thrilling, multi-layered new musical.’ Based on the book and featuring lyrics and music by Lin Manuel Miranda, the musical chronicles Alexander Hamilton’s life from his early years as a child in the Caribbean, to acting as George Washington’s right-hand during the Revolutionary War, to his eventual death.
The creative team behind “Hamilton” is the same dynamic group that put together 2008’s Tony Award winning (Best Musical) “In The Heights’. The story, music and lyrics from Lin Miranda Manuel are fleshed into an entire theatrical piece with the help of Thomas Kail directing, Andy Blankenbuelher choreographing and Alex Lacamoire doing musical direction and orchestration. The musical is based on historian Ron Chernow’s 2004 biography of Alexander Hamilton, which Lin Manuel Miranda happened to pick up and read on a trip in 2008. His absent musing over whether there has been a musical stage adaptation of Alexander Hamilton’s life provided the creative spark that has been burning up the Broadway stage since August 2015 (massive price crash on Book of Mormon tickets here). It is a wild and thrilling retelling of a story we all know; the story of America. “Hamilton” opened on Broadway in August 2015 to wildly positive reviews from audiences and critics alike. The musical brings an old tale from an old time into the present day. The characters don old fashioned velvet frock coats and breeches while belting out songs to music as fresh and current as what the kids are singing along to today. As American as the story itself, the music in “Hamilton” is an eclectic mix of jazz, hip-hop, blues, pop and Broadway. Praised for its diversity in its music as well as its casting, “Hamilton” tells the story of an old, yet young America through the faces of the current and future America.
The piece is primarily sung, with little spoken dialogue. Opening to the company summarizing Alexander Hamilton’s life, born a bastard child in the Caribbean, and coming to America as an immigrant at 17. The highest and lowest points of Hamilton’s life are captured; from the destruction of his town in a hurricane, to his joining the Continental Army and marriage to Eliza Schuyler, to finally, his death by duel at the hands of Aaron Burr. Many of the February 2015 off-Broadway cast reprise their roles as part of the original Broadway cast. Lin Manuel Miranda passionately plays the role of Alexander Hamilton, understudied by Javier Munoz and vice versa, establishing himself as a true artistic talent of our time. Phillipa Soo portrays Alexander Hamilton’s wife Eliza Schulyer Hamilton to award-winning acclaim, with many of the rest of the supporting cast receiving recognition for excellence in their roles.
“Hamilton” made its debut off-Broadway a year ago in February 2015 to a sold-out crowd at The Public Theatre (get new release Lion King tickets at crazy prices here). In August 2015 the show transferred to Broadway at the Richard Rogers Theatre and has been enjoying critical success ever since. Off-Broadway the musical was honoured with the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, as well as seven other wins from fourteen nominations, including Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Direction and Actress in a Musical awarded to Renee Elise Goldsberry. From its humble beginnings as a project Lin Manuel Miranda worked on during his spare time making ‘In The Heights’ after reading Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton biography, “Hamilton” has seen unprecedented and meteoric success and goes down in history as the first Hip Hop/Rap musical on Broadway. It had a multi-million dollar advance in tickets, taking $30 million before its official opening. Its gross earnings for the Labour Day week ending 6th September 2015 has only been surpassed by ‘The Lion King’ and the show has been sold out for the majority of its Broadway engagement.
“Hamilton”s accolades extend beyond the actual Broadway performance, with its music, the “Hamilton” Original Broadway Cast Recording’ receiving a 2016 Grammy nomination for Best Musical Theatre Album. The “Hamilton” Original Broadway Cast Recording’ is available for purchase everywhere nationwide, to allow audiences to take home a piece of an unforgettable show. Recently, its distribution has grown, now available to stream on Spotify. Besides winning awards, the album performed on the charts. Digitally released in August 2015, it came in at #1 on the ‘Top Broadway Albums’ chart, #5 on the ‘Top Digital Albums’ chart, #9 on the ‘Top Current Albums’ chart and #3 on the ‘Top Rap Albums’ chart. Last year, the album was selected as #8 on Rolling Stone’s ranking of the Top 50 Albums of 2015. Its debut is second only in first week sales for a cast recording to RENT in the Nielsen Soundscan era.
Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal calls ‘Hamilton’ the most exciting and significant musical of the decade.’ While it continues to draw audiences from all corners of the country and the globe, ‘Hamilton’ is gearing up to tour the nation, bringing the theatrical masterpiece closer to you. Coming March 2017 will be the first Hamilton US National Tour. Beginning in San Francisco’s SHN Orpheum Theatre where it will play for 21 weeks, before heading to Los Angeles. The tour’s following cities are yet to be announced, with more dates, cities and venues expected to be revealed later this year. The ground-breaking success of ‘Hamilton’ is history in the making, for musical theatre, for Broadway and for America and its story (get your super cheap Wicked tickets here).
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