Hamilton Broadway Tickets
The tickets will probably always be expensive and the show is nearly three hours long, so be sure to plan your evening or afternoon accordingly. It is also helpful to read up about Alexander Hamilton or listen to the soundtrack before you drop a load of cash on the tickets because the plot moves quickly and it’s much more fun if you know what’s going on.
Hamilton Musical 2020
Hamilton: An American Musical. The creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda-whose awards now includes a Pulitzer Prize, three Grammys, three Tonys, two Olivier Awards, and an Emmy-this almost entirely sung-through musical was inspired by historian Ron Chernow’s 2004 biography of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
The mixture of genres and use of word patterns gives a clever nod to Alexander Hamilton himself, who was quite the wordsmith and eloquent orator, as well as being a Revolutionary War hero, lawyer, and author of more than half of the articles of the Federalist Papers. History is celebrated here in both song and dance, and Miranda’s work makes some of it seem downright sexy.
What is Hamilton the musical about?
Hamilton is still going strong as winter draws in. The media sensation of a musical has gained fans all around the world from its platform on Broadway. Certainly, Hamilton will continue to cause a fuss amongst Broadway shows in 2020. The Lin-Manuel Miranda created show charts the life of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, a compelling character. Hamilton came to the US from the Caribbean and led a life full of tumultuous ups and downs. In Hamilton, the story comes alive through rap and hip hop music, lending a modern sound to this historic tale.
Critics and audiences love Hamilton, a historical musical with a thoroughly modern twist. Telling the story of the Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, the musical depicts his chaotic life and rivalry with Aaron Burr. Interestingly, the story is told almost entirely through rap and hip hop music. Although Hamilton is a show about US history, there’s nothing old or stale about it! Broadway fans will adore this savvy musical production.
Is Hamilton Appropriate For Kids?
Hamilton is appropriate for ages 13+ since there is some strong language. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theater. And, if you have a kid who is interested in history (or you want to pique his or her interest in America’s tale), this is a great lesson set to music.
There is a little bit of swearing, and there are a couple of questions you may have to answer about corsets and such afterward, but you’re going to eventually have “the talk” after all, so why not have some singable and teachable moments along the way?
The first act of Hamilton illuminates the success of the Revolution and the defeat of the forces of King George III, complete with duels and battles, lovers’ quarrels and victory speeches, all done to music. As the plot moves on to the political and personal rivalry between Hamilton and Burr as they continue their educations in New York, the songs begin to foreshadow the bitter rivalry that will dog the pair until the bitter end.
Act II sees Thomas Jefferson returned from France and illustrates a familiar scenario in which politicians squabble over the budget, but in a much more entertaining fashion. Eventually, Hamilton convinces Jefferson and James Madison to agree to move the U.S. Capital from New York to Washington, D.C., coincidentally much closer to Jefferson’s home in Monticello.
The Music Of Hamilton
Broadway’s hit musical. The show is theatrically vibrant and musically stunning. Overall, it’s a catchy and comedic production that thankfully also includes some truly fantastic music. Incorporating rap, hip-hop, jazz, R& B, power ballads, and complex internal rhymes, the music is light years and dimensions away from the days of My Fair Lady or the Phantom of the Opera.
Songs Act I
- Alexander Hamilton
- Aaron Burr, Sir
- A Winter’s Ball
- My Shot
- The Story Of Tonight
- The Schuyler Sisters
- Farmer Refuted
- You’ll Be Back
- Right Hand Man
- Guns And Ships
- Stay Alive
- Ten Duel Commandments
- Meet Me Inside
- That Would Be Enough
- History Has Its Eyes On You
- Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)
- The Story Of Tonight (Reprise)
- What Comes Next?
- Dear Theodosia
- Wait For It
Songs Act II
- What’d I Miss?
- We Know
- Cabinet Battle #1
- Take A Break
- Say No To This
- The Room Where It Happens
- Best Of Wives And Best Of Women
- Schuyler Defeated
- Cabinet Battle #2
- Washington On Your Side
- One Last Time
- I Know Him
- The Adams Administration
- The Reynolds Pamphlet
- Blow Us All Away
- Stay Alive (Reprise)
- It’s Quiet Uptown
- The Election Of 1800
- Your Obedient Servant
- The World Was Wide Enough
- Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story
To assume that casting of black and Hispanic actors in roles of the likes of George Washington and Aaron Burr is a political statement would be to simplify the aims of Mr. Miranda. He has even said he’d like to stage a version of Hamilton with women portraying the Founding Fathers.
Cast (New York City)
- Alexander Hamilton – Austin Scott
- Aaron Burr – Daniel Breaker
- Angelica Schuyler – Mandy Gonzalez
- Eliza – Denée Benton
- King George – Euan Morton
- Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas – Jefferson James Monroe Iglehart
- George Washington – Carvens Lissaint
- John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton – Anthony Lee Medina
- Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds – Alysha Deslorieux
- Hercules Mulligan/James Madison – Wallace Smith
- Andrew Call – King George Iii
- Miguel Cervantes – Alexander Hamilton
- Jamaal Fields-Green – John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton
- Nikki Renée Daniels – Angelica Schuyler
- Tamar Greene – George Washington
- Paris Nix – Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson
- Aubin Wise – Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds
- Alysha Deslorieux – Eliza Hamilton
- Ebrin R. Stanley – Hercules Mulligan/James Madison
- Akron Watson – Aaron Burr
Indeed, even non-theater fans will be familiar with Hamilton due to all the news it has spawned this year. The musical is mainly sung, containing little dialogue, and is notable for its use of an entirely non-white cast. Hamilton is breaking the barriers of traditional Broadway but also providing a true classic musical. Certainly, if you’re intrigued by the hype, you should grab some tickets to this exciting up-and-comer!