After a successful run off-Broadway at the Public Theater, the hottest ticket in town has made its’ way to the bright lights of the Richard Rodgers Theater. Hamilton, a hip-hop history lesson, follows the life of the man on the $10 bill, one of this great country’s Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton. Producer Lin-Manuel Miranda stars in the production and plays the role of Hamilton himself.
Instead of a boring, cut-and-paste history lesson, Miranda decided to change it up and give Hamilton a contemporary look. He casted a largely non-white cast and tells the story with a hop-hop twist. The contemporary feel has helped attract interest from the general public and not just theatergoers.
After receiving a lot of rave reviews from The New York Times, Rolling Stone and the New Yorker, the general public has taken a big interest in seeing the show. Based on ticket sales and the secondary ticket market, it’s easy to say that Hamilton is going to be on Broadway for a long time. It is already being placed in the company of the Book of Mormon, Lion King and Wicked as some of the must-see shows on Broadway. Tickets are already available and sold out through June 2016. Since its’ opening, the demand for Hamilton tickets has gone through the roof with many premium seats selling for over $600 on the secondary market. The box office numbers that Hamilton has drawn is rarely topped Night in and night out, the Richard Rodgers Theater is sold out and filled beyond capacity. Everyone wants their chance to take a history lesson. Madonna, Tom Hanks and even our President Obama have already had the chance to watch the show. If you are ever near the Richard Rodgers Theater and see a long line that would be all of the theatergoers who are trying to earn their ticket in the show lottery. On opening night, that line was over 700 people long!
Lin-Manuel Miranda has quite the interesting theatrical/ musical background. A resident New Yorker, he grew up listening to show tunes and hip-hop music. Quite the rare combination, right? He has taken his love for both and turned it into a genius masterpiece.
If you are looking to see the hottest show to hit the Broadway Lights in the last 5 years, do not miss out on seeing Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theater. Hamilton is a show the entire family will enjoy! The kids are learning about all of the great things Alexander Hamilton did for this country, they will love seeing it in action. The show runs Monday-Saturday, including a matinee on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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