Hamilton the Musical
Already one of the most critically acclaimed Broadway Musicals ever, Hamilton made it's off-Broadway debut in 2015 and has since become an overwhelming critical and commercial success. Hamilton is a hip-hop musical about the life of United States founding father Alexander Hamilton and the American Revolution, which tells a vastly different tale than that of traditional American history textbooks. Now with a national tour of the show, fans have their chance to get their hands on Hamilton Tickets in cities across the USA with StubHub.
History and Background of Hamilton
Lin-Manuel Miranda was inspired to create the musical after reading the Ron Chernow biography of Alexander Hamilton. After toying with the idea of a musical adaptation of Hamilton's life, one of his early song ideas was performed for President Obama at the White House. Employing a cast of non-white actors to play every role, Hamilton tells the history of the American Revolution through hip-hop in a way that reflects today's America, making the story more accessible to contemporary audiences. Initially debuting Off-Broadway at The Public Theatre, Hamilton's initial run was extended twice after opening to universal acclaim. From there it opened on Broadway and in Chicago, where due to its popularity it may be in residence for two years or more. Dominating popular conversation and academic debate alike, Hamilton tickets have become a must-have for anyone with an interest in or connection to the true history of America or who simply loves a great musical.
Awards and Milestones
After a sold-out run, unprecedented pre-sales for all the shows and winning a Pulitzer-prize for Drama, the Hamilton cast was nominated for a record-breaking 16 Tony Awards in 2016, winning 11. With shows originally confined to New York and Chicago, many of the show's fans had never actually seen the play. Now with a national tour across America, audiences around the country will be swept away with Hamilton fever. The musical set a Broadway record for the most money made during a single week in New York City, while also becoming the first show to earn $3 million across only eight performances. It's not often that a show leaves a mark on the public collective consciousness, but Hamilton is a rare and emotive musical that pulls the audience into the story and leaves a lasting impression.
Similar Broadway Shows
After the incredible performances in Hamilton, continue your love of smash-hit shows with tickets to Hedwig, a critically-acclaimed musical for lovers of Rock and Roll. For those who love dance why not try the smash-hit musical Sister Act?