Hamilton

Theater
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
HamiltonRichard Rodgers Theatre
Photograph: Joan Marcus Phillipa Soo and Lin-Manuel Miranda in the original Broadway cast of Hamilton

L.A. finally gets its shot at Broadway’s hottest ticket, Hamilton. The hip-hop historical hootenanny by Lin-Manuel Miranda (everything winner for In the Heights) uses several musical genres to craft a totally new and unexpected look at the Founding Fathers and the creation of America… though Miranda has said, “We take it as a given that hip hop is the music of the Revolution.” There’s British pop (for King George), soul, modern girl-group groove and a full-on rap smackdown about the role of the federal government between the first secretary of the treasury (Alexander Hamilton) and Thomas Jefferson himself. The cast album won the Grammy and the off-Broadway production won eight Drama Desks (along with six other nominations), including Outstanding Musical, Music, Lyrics and Book (Miranda collecting each of the last three). 

By: Michael Ordoña

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The hype is real & well deserved. I saw a performance in August during the first week the show opened and was blown away as I hoped I would be. Definitely one of the best theater experiences I have had. I have nothing but great things to say. The energy in the Pantages was fantastic and I have never seen the theater completely packed like that before.