Lin-Manuel Miranda's Off-Broadway Hamilton finally makes its way to Broadway!
Show Summary - Hamilton
Following a critically acclaimed run at the prestigious off-broadway venue The Public Theater, Hamilton comes to Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre in a buzz of excitement. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights, Bring It On: the Musical), Hamilton tells the story of America’s founding fathers including Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson. However, in an unusual take on the founding story of the United States, Miranda focuses on the gentlemen in terms of their roles as new immigrants, and to highlight this, black and Latino actors are unconventionally cast in the roles. Therefore, Hamilton is one of the most exciting new musicals to arrive on Broadway in recent years. It innovates not only in terms of the content of the story, but also in terms of the form of the storytelling. It is rare for such a novel creation to be fully realized on Broadway, which can sometimes tend towards the overly commercial, but here is an instance of true art meeting commerce. On top of this, the show was developed at the Public Theater (producer of Shakespeare in the Park), which prides itself on thorough artistic development and true devotion to quality. For all of thes e reasons, Hamilton is sure to be an engaging and enlivening theatrical experience that can’t be missed.
Noteworthy Dates For The Show Previews Begin: 07/13/15
Show Opens: 08/06/15
Show Closes: Open Ended
Number of Performances: 8 Shows per week
Principal Cast Members' Departure Dates: Lin Manuel-Miranda: Last Perf 07/09/16 | Javier Munoz - 07/11/16
Leslie Odom Jr: Last Perf 07/09/16 | Brandon Victor Dixon - 07/11/16
Phillipa Soo: Last Perf 07/09/16 | Lexi Lawson - 07/11/16
Daveed Diggs: Last Perf 07/15/16 | Replacement TBA
Renée Elise Goldsberry: Last Perf 09/03/16 | Mandy Gonzalez - 09/16/16
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What Is Hamilton Like? Directed by Thomas Kail (In the Heights, Magic/Bird, Lombardi) and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights, Annie, Bring It On: the Musical), Hamilton earned the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award and was a hit production at the downtown Public Theater. Hamilton focuses on the story of Alexander Hamilton, who was the right-hand man to George Washington, a war hero, and the head of the Treasury during a tough time for the American economy. But besides this, Hamilton was an orphan born out of wedlock, a rebel fighter, and the victim of the nation’s first sex scandal. While referencing the diversity in present day America along with the struggles of contemporary immigrants seeking equality in society, Hamilton is an inspirational story about speaking your mind and fighting for your beliefs.
Is Hamilton Good for Kids? The show is most appropriate for children over the age of 10. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Who Is Leaving Hamilton? Who Is Staying? Rumors of some cast members leaving Hamilton have all turned out to be true. After the 70th Annual Tony Awards, Lin-Manuel Miranda announced that his last performance with the Broadway cast would be July 9, 2016. Shortly after, he also announced that Javier Muñoz (Miranda's standby alternate) would be taking over on July 11, 2016. Later, it was also announced that Phillipa Soo, who played Alexander Hamilton's wife would also be leaving the show on July 9th, 2016 to play the title role in Amélie The Musical, in the 2016-2017 Broadway season. The departures don't stop there; on the days leading up to the Tony Awards, Leslie Odom Jr. (plays Hamilton's enemy Aaron Burr) released his first solo album, Leslie Odom Jr. Again, 11 Tony Award wins and several days later, Odom announced his leaving of the show also on July 9th. This announcement weighs more on Odom's pursuit of a solo music career rather than bad blood with the show's casting director.
Chicago and London Productions: The upcoming Chicago production of Hamilton is located at The PrivateBank Theatre consequently booting long-running The Book of Mormon out. Unfortunately, Lin-Manuel MIranda leads the London cast which occupies the Victoria Palace Theatre, since its most recent tenant Billy Elliot vacated the building in April 2016.
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Javier Munoz plays Alexander Hamilton (Current)
Rory O'Malley plays King George (Current)
Lexi Lawson plays Eliza Hamilton (Current)
Nicholas Christopher plays George Washington (Current)
Brandon Victor Dixon as Aaron Burr (Current)
Jasmine Cephas Jones plays Peggy Schuyler
Okierete Onaodowan plays James Madison
Lin-Manuel Miranda plays Alexander Hamilton (Past)
Phillipa Soo plays Eliza Hamilton (Past)
Jonathan Groff plays King George (Past)
Leslie Odom Jr. plays Aaron Burr (Past)
Renee Elise Goldsberry plays Angelica Schuyler (Past)
Daveed Diggs plays Thomas Jefferson (Past)
Christopher Jackson plays George Washington (Past)
Anthony Ramos plays Philip Hamilton & John Laurens (Past)
Jordan Fisher plays Philip Hamilton & John Laurens (Past)
Show Duration: Hamilton is 2 hours and 55 minutes long with one intermission.
The Public Theater
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Lyrics, Music + Book)
Staff and Creative Team:
General Manager: Andrew Jones at Baseline Theatrical Company Manager:
Brig Berney at Baseline Theatrical Casting Director: Bethany Knox at Telsey + Company Advertising Representative:
SPOTCo Production Stage Manager:
J. Philip Bassett Press Agent:
Sam Rudy Media Relations
Musical - Broadway Premiere
Thomas Kail (Director)
Andy Blankenbuehler (Choreographer)
David Korins (Set Designer)
Paul Tazewell (Costume Designer)
Howell Binkley (Lighting Designer)
Nevin Steinberg (Sound Designer)
Alex Lacamoire (Musical Supervision + Orchestrations)
Parking For This Theatre: The closest parking garages for the Richard Rodgers Theatre are located at:
Q P Theater Lots LLC
223 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Champion Parking On West 45
251 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea.
A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.