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Yes, it really is that good. A show about young rebels grabbing and shaping the future of an unformed country, "Hamilton" is making its own resonant history by changing the language of musicals.
Ben Brantley, The New York TimesBuy Tickets
Following a sold-out run at off-Broadway's Public Theatre, the Richard Rodgers Theatre presents the critically acclaimed new musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda. A rollicking historical epic, Hamilton traces the life and times of one of America's most important (and colorful) characters, Alexander Hamilton. In a life rich with drama and intrigue, Hamilton rose from his humble orphaned beginnings to play a major role in making America the country it is today. Miranda takes a wholly fresh approach to his subject matter, incorporating samples of Notorious B.I.G into his score and casting ethnically diverse actors in the roles of the founding fathers.
Javier Munoz takes over from Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winning Miranda as Alexander Hamilton, joined by Christopher Jackson (Holler If Ya Hear Me) as George Washington, Rory O'Malley as King George and Renee Elise Goldsberry (The Good Wife) as Angelica Schuyler.
Already sweeping the board at the Drama Desk Awards, Hamilton has already made history at for its 16 Tony Nominations in 2016, picking up an eye watering 11 gongs on the night, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Direction and three Acting Awards for original cast members Leslie Odom Jr, Daveed Diggs and Renee Elise Goldberry. See it for its reinvention of the musical genre, a brilliant fusion of beautiful, sweeping choruses and raw street-style hip hop.
One of the Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton's story is an extraordinary one. Born out of wedlock in the West Indies, and orphaned by the time he was 11, he arrived in New Jersey in 1772 to begin his grammar school education. From there he played a major role in the American revolutionary war, rising through the ranks to become an aide to George Washington. But that was only the beginning of the great man's story, with the proceeding chapters in his life taking in everything from sex scandals, fatal duels and the creation of the American Constitution.
Among his many achievements, Hamilton founded the New York Post, which would become the oldest newspaper in America to have been published continuously as a daily.
Previews from: 13 July 2015
Opening night: 6 August 2015
Recommended for ages 12+
Two hours and 30 minutes, including intermission
Hamilton, I have to say, is a theatre piece presented in a whole new way. I cannot imagine the hours spent, by the writer bent over a desk, mixing and matching the words to rhyme while telling a story true to time. Miranda was a one-man band on thi more »
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