Just when it seemed like the Broadway musical had lost all of its luster, Hamilton came along to give the format a shot in the arm. Hamilton has been a massive hit, running continuously on Broadway since its 2015 debut. This show is based on early US history. By combining the subject matter with popular modes of expression like hip-hop, Hamilton comes to life. In spite of its uniquely American subject matter, the show has wowed audiences and critics the world over. When it opened in the West End in London, one reviewer advised people to sell everything they owned to get a ticket. Today, Hamilton is touring the country, bringing its unique and entertaining mix to cities like New Orleans.
He Gets the Job Done
Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the book, lyrics and music for Hamilton. He also originated the role of the title character. A native New Yorker, Miranda was raised in Washington Heights in Manhattan. That's where he got the inspiration for his first hit show, In the Heights. Miranda was inspired to write Hamilton during a rare break from that show. He based Hamilton on Ron Chernow's biography of the legendary Founding Father. In Alexander Hamilton's story, Miranda saw many parallels to the life experiences of the immigrants around him. Hamilton came from an impoverished, tumultuous home. A driven, hard-working man, he came to America with nothing and rose to a level of incredible social and political power. His volatile personality ultimately led to his death in a duel with his political rival, Aaron Burr. Miranda told this story using elements of street culture. Rap battles and R&B help show the links between early arrivals to America and the people who live here today.
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Where is Hamilton New Orleans being staged?
Hamilton New Orleans is being performed at the Saenger Theatre. The Saenger dates to 1927. It features classically-inspired architecture and art. The Saenger Theatre was wiped out by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. After extensive fundraising and planning, renovations began in 2011. The theater reopened in 2013 with an appearance by comedian Jerry Seinfeld.
Is Saenger Theatre accessible for people with disabilities?
The Saenger Theatre is committed to events accessible for as many people as possible. Accessible seating and assistive listening devices are available at the venue. Some performances also feature live ASL interpretation. Contact the venue directly for more information.
What can I expect from Hamilton New Orleans?
Hamilton made its New Orleans debut in March 2019. The city fell in love with this lavish production. The set design, costuming, choreography and performances were well-received by audiences and critics. People loved the versatility on display in the show. Performers would be singing in traditional musical theater one moment and then rapping the next. The only problem with Hamilton's last run in New Orleans was that it sold out too quickly. The city is very excited to see this musical return.
What awards has Hamilton won?
Hamilton took home 11 awards at the 2016 Tonys. This is a near-record number, topped only by the beloved comedy The Producers. Lin-Manuel Miranda won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for writing Hamilton.
How long is a Hamilton New Orleans performance?
Hamilton has a running time of two hours and 45 minutes. The show includes an intermission.
Which shows are similar to Hamilton?
Hamilton is a unique theater experience. It's most similar to Miranda's other Broadway hit, In the Heights. As a history play, it shares some commonalities with Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.Back to Top
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