By many accounts the biggest musical hit of the 21st century, Hamilton is coming to Boston. The show has been hailed by critics and audiences alike as one of the most important and entertaining plays in recent memory. Composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of state and one of America’s Founding Fathers. Of course, Boston already has a great deal in the way of colonial history, being the site where the famous tea party took place among many other important events. Hamilton adds a little more history in a modern way, putting a modern twist on the American musical through its frequent use of rap and hip-hop.
America Then and America Now
Boston was one of the biggest cities in the 13 colonies and remains an important and diverse city to this day. Hamilton has been described as "a story of America then told by America now." From its inception, the play has featured an array of actors of color, representing the diversity that has come to infuse life in many places in America, Boston being no exception. The original Broadway cast included Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom Jr. and Lin-Manuel himself in the titular role. After opening Off-Broadway at the Public Theater, it transferred to the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway in 2015. Since that year, it has received glowing reviews, a host of awards, and the ticket sales to sustain three touring productions. Now that it is coming to Boston, Bay Staters of all descriptions will have the chance to enjoy this musical.
Where Can I Buy Hamilton in Boston Tickets?
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What is Hamilton in Boston Based On?
This musical is based on a biography of Alexander Hamilton written by Ron Chernow. The book was well-reviewed when it was published in 2004, but has experienced a great resurgence in popularity after the success of the musical. The author served as historical consultant for the Broadway production, working to ensure that historians and scholars would "take [the show] seriously."
How Long Is Hamilton in Boston?
The show generally runs around two hours and 45 minutes. It is broken into two acts, the first of which covers the Revolutionary War, while the second covers the early history of the United States as a political entity.
Has Hamilton in Boston Won Any Awards
The hip-hop musical has won several awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Off-Broadway production won eight Drama Desk Awards including the award for Best Musical, an honor it also received from the Lucille Lortel Awards, the Outer Critics Circle Awards and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards. After transferring to Broadway, the production was further honored with Tony Awards for Best Musical among ten other awards.
Is Hamilton in Boston Rap Music?
While not every song in the show makes use of rap, there are several numbers that incorporate elements of hip-hop. The effect is to create a more modern idiom for musical theater than is present in older shows, such as The Sound of Music. All of the Founding Fathers featured in the play—a list that includes Hamilton, Washington, Jefferson and Madison—all rap in some capacity, as does Angelica Schuyler. The show also makes use of classical music, traditional showtunes and British Invasion era rock.
How is Hamilton in Boston Different Than the Cast Recording?
Seeing a show live is a much more immersive experience than listening to a cast recording. Although the majority of this musical is on the recording, there are important moments that are not. Additionally, certain elements such as choreography, direction, and lighting design contribute greatly to the work and won several awards in their own right. The presence of these elements is a great reason to experience Hamilton live, rather than settling for the recording.Back to Top
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