Hamilton is one of the most popular musicals of the past decade. Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton revitalized the world of musical theater and has achieved the type of audience reaction and critical reviews that are almost unheard of. Miranda's take on the life of a Founding Father reached out and appealed to teens, people of color and other nontraditional Broadway audiences. For a musical about people in powdered wigs living in the 1700s, that's very unexpected. With a diverse cast, classic American rags-to-riches story and innovative music, Hamilton has changed the way people think about Broadway and grips people who might not normally go to the theater. This show has been running on Broadway since 2015, and Hamilton is touring the country too.
This musical examines the truly remarkable life of Alexander Hamilton. Born into a poor, dysfunctional family in the West Indies, Hamilton climbed to the top of American life. He served as an aide to George Washington and contributed to The Federalist Papers. Hamilton was also the first Secretary of the Treasury. In this story, Miranda found a link to other, later groups of Americans. Hamilton's story is in many ways one of an immigrant chasing a dream. He came from the West Indies, a diverse and multicultural society. By emphasizing these aspects of his story, Miranda made Hamilton relatable for young people of color. Unfortunately, Hamilton's barrier-breaking life came to an equally tumultuous end. He was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr around the turn of the 19th century. Taking this story from the distant past and making it feel contemporary was a huge achievement on Miranda's part, as he added contemporary music to bring the story to life.
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Where is Hamilton Austin performing?
Hamilton is being staged at the Bass Concert Hall in Austin. The hall seats 2,900 people, making it the largest theater in Austin. The hall opened in 1981 and was renovated in 2007. It's part of Texas Performing Arts and affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin.
What can I expect from Hamilton Austin?
Hamilton Austin brings the best of Broadway to Texas. This show has a lot of appeal for people of all ages. The music includes elements of hip-hop, and Hamilton is one of the first musicals to really synthesize the current pop music landscape with musical theater. The costumes in the show are all faithful to the period; a lot of attention to details like that helps to make the story come alive. The dance choreography and blocking of the show are innovative, too. This musical was one of the most diverse productions to take Broadway in some time. Hamilton retains the best of musical theater tradition while also opening the theater world up to a whole new audience.
How long is a Hamilton Austin performance?
Hamilton is almost three hours long, clocking in at two hours and 55 minutes. There's an intermission for this show.
What awards has Hamilton won?
Hamilton made a big splash at the 2016 Tony Awards, winning 11 awards. In addition, Hamilton won the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album that year. Lin-Manuel Miranda also won a Pulitzer Prize in 2016 for the show.
What shows are similar to Hamilton on tour?
Hamilton is a unique musical for its modern take on 18th-century history, but its soundtrack is similar to earlier hits like Rent and Spring Awakening. Hamilton also shares similarities with Miranda's earlier hit, In the Heights.Back to Top