Yes, the name should sound familiar — Hamilton follows the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton from his early childhood to his political career and his infamous duel with Aaron Burr. After its initial Off-Broadway debut at The Public Theater in 2015, Hamilton the play made its way to Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City, where it received critical acclaim and millions in advance ticket sales. Hamilton is one of the most popular musicals right now, with New York Broadway tickets already sold out for 2017.
So far, Hamilton has won 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical and Best Choreography. Other notable awards Hamilton has earned include the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical.
Why is Hamilton in NYC so popular? Aside from being a fantastic musical, Hamilton’s score is unlike any other, with a fusion of hip-hop, Broadway, R&B, jazz and blues. Its incorporation of hip-hop and rap gives the show a suitable rebellious edge, not to mention relevancy that complements the founding of America oddly well. Not to mention the unparalleled diversity among the cast, as actors of many different races play key roles.
Hamilton tickets sell fast, so check early and often to see if they’re available for the date and city you plan on seeing the musical. We’ll even make it easy for you: Browse our Hamilton Broadway musical tickets in New York right here.
Did You Know These Hamilton Facts?
- Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton, was inspired by a biographical book on Alexander Hamilton.
- Hamilton earns approximately $500,000 weekly on Broadway and is expected to surpass $1 billion in sales.
- Eminem, Beyonce, Jay Z, Jon Bon Jovi, Busta Rhymes, Nas and other celebrities have all seen Hamilton.
Current Hamilton Tour Schedule
Hamilton is running Broadway shows in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. On September 27, 2016, Hamilton will kick off its tour in Chicago at the PrivateBank Theatre. The cast members for the musical’s Chicago shows include Joshua Henry as Aaron Burr, Jonathon Kirkland as George Washington, Miguel Cervantes as Alexander Hamilton and Karen Olivo as Angelica Shuyler.
Hamilton already has a packed schedule that includes plans to come to Los Angeles from August 11, 2017 to December 30, 2017. Hamilton play tickets are sold out well into 2017. It will be difficult to get your hands on tickets for a show date in the next few months, so you must think ahead and check for Hamilton ticket sales in advance. There is talk of Hamilton going international too, starting with London, so don’t despair if you live outside of the United States.
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