Hamilton has revitalized musical theater in a way few people thought possible. For more than a decade, critics were wringing their hands and foretelling the end of original musicals. Hamilton changed all that. Lin-Manuel Miranda's innovative musical packs a huge punch. Rapping allows him to get through tons of exposition about Hamilton's background quickly. R&B makes the soundtrack attractive to a young, diverse, urban audience. Moments of Broadway belting and balletic dance still pack an emotional punch. Hamilton is a musical that gives the audience something unique, innovative and most of all, highly watchable. Years after its debut, this show is still selling out on Broadway. Two touring companies are bringing it to cities like Durham.
He Gets the Job Done
The book, music and lyrics for Hamilton were written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Formerly best-known for his show In the Heights, Miranda was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for this show. Miranda's great people sense made it easy for him to translate Ron Chernow's biography to the stage. Where many people would be overwhelmed by period details, Miranda focused on what makes Alexander Hamilton interesting and relatable. Alexander Hamilton was as ambitious as any pop star or politician today. He came to the US from the West Indies, like many people in the US today. He was raised by a hard-working single mother, just like many kids right now. Miranda's genius was in taking a person from the distant past and focusing on what made him human. This is a show that transcends even American culture. When it debuted in London's West End, reviewers advised people to do whatever it took to get a ticket.
Where can I buy Hamilton Durham tickets?
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Where is Hamilton Durham being performed?
Hamilton Durham will once again take the stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center. DPAC opened in 2008. The venue seats 2,700 people. In addition to musicals like Hamilton and Aladdin, DPAC has also hosted concerts by Third Eye Blind and comedy from Lewis Black.
What can I expect from Hamilton Durham?
Hamilton was a huge success when it came to Durham in 2018. The audience literally cheered during the show at some points. The touring company of this show has a varied cast. The production costumes, props and set are the same as what you would see on Broadway. Overall, this show excels at connecting the American past with the American present. It's a show that audiences get very invested in.
What awards has Hamilton won?
Hamilton won 11 Tony Awards in 2016. This was just one shy of the record 12 taken home by The Producers. Hamilton also won seven Olivier Awards in the UK.
How long is a Hamilton Durham performance?
Hamilton Durham is about two hours and 45 minutes long, including intermission.
Is Hamilton suitable for children?
The Hamilton performance is a great fit for older children, aged 10 and above.
What are some of Hamilton's most famous songs?
One thing that sets Hamilton apart from other musicals is the music. Though the show features some belting, there are also rap battles and R&B-infused numbers. Hamilton sounds a lot like normal pop music. It won the 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. Songs like "My Shot" and "The Schuyler Sisters" have connected with the public in a unique way.
What shows are similar to Hamilton?
Hamilton is unique in many ways. It's most similar to creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's other hit Broadway musical, In the Heights. As a play about American history and politics, Hamilton also has a lot in common with Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.Back to Top
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