Hamilton is Both History and Musical Treat
Hamilton the Musical is one of the newest, funniest shows playing on Broadway. Tickets to Hamilton are going fast, but many sites still have them available. If you’re an American history buff and enjoy musicals, this is a must see show. It’s great for an evening of entertainment, and is appropriate for the whole family. Before the production goes on tour in other parts of the U.S., you can catch the cast on Broadway.
Playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York, NY, Hamilton is a funny look at the founding fathers of the United States. Following Alexander Hamilton’s life, the show is loosely based on the 2004 biography of Hamilton by Ron Chernow, with the stage version being written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. So far, it has had huge success, gathering a record breaking 16 Tony nominations. The cast recording of the show’s soundtrack has even won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Miranda was invited to perform at the White House thanks to the success that he saw during a previous show, and instead of performing music from the show In The Heights, he did one of the new songs that he had written. It received such a big response from the audience that he continued writing music and lyrics for the show. It debuted off Broadway in 2015, and is now one of the biggest shows on Broadway. And thanks to the historical aspect of it, many teachers are even using the show as an educational tool.
The show culminates with the death of Hamilton after the infamous duel with Aaron Burr. George Washington’s character closes out the show. It’s a great way to celebrate U.S. history, and it is also very entertaining. As one of the best and most popular shows on Broadway right now, tickets to Hamilton the Musical are very popular, but they are well worth the effort that you put forth getting them. Whether you’re new to Broadway, or a long time theater going veteran, this is one show that will be remembered by everyone. The combination of history and rap music has never been better or more audience friendly.