Hamilton is the story of one of America's key Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton. Adapted by Lin-Manuel Miranda from a biography of Hamilton, Hamilton the musical takes the audience through the journey of Hamilton's life as he befriends other Founding Fathers and stakes out the values upon which the United States was eventually built. Beginning with Hamilton's life as an orphan on the island of Nevis, the musical follows young Hamilton to New York in 1776 where he befriends towering figures in American history like Aaron Burr, George Washington and others critical to the American Revolution. We see Hamilton's effort to make a name for himself during the Revolutionary War, all the while falling in love and raising a family. After the Revolutionary War, we see conflict on issues vital to the country emerge between the Founding Fathers, as Hamilton competes for influence. Performed at the historic Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia, Hamilton is a must-see experience of the untold story of our country's founding.
The Birth of the United States in One of Its First Capitals
Seeing Hamilton, a Broadway musical about the birth of the United States, in Philadelphia would be a particularly historical experience. As one of the first national capitals during the Revolutionary War, Philadelphia was also a meeting place for the Founding Fathers and the location where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. Hearing the story of Alexander Hamilton in the city where many of the events happened is a unique opportunity other Hamilton fans don't get to experience.
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Where can I see Hamilton in Philadelphia?
Performances of Hamilton in Philadelphia take place at the Forrest Theatre at 1114 Walnut Street, a historic Philadelphia theater that has featured many Broadway performances that came to the city. Built in 1927, it was named after the 19th-century actor Edwin Forrest and boasts a seating capacity of 1,851, allowing large performances to be hosted while still offering an intimate space for audience and performers to connect. Over the nearly 100 years that the space has hosted performances, the Forrest Theatre has become a place to test-drive new material for Broadway shows as well as to host the tours of many successful Broadway musicals.
Are there any upcoming Hamilton performances in Philadelphia?
Yes, performances of Hamilton at the Forrest Theatre will continue through Nov. 17, 2019. These performances are scheduled every weeknight at 7:30 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, there are two performances scheduled per day. With the last Philadelphia performance scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, get your tickets now to avoid missing one of the top musicals of the 21st century.
What can I expect from Hamilton?
Hamilton features more than 40 musical pieces performed in a range of genres from hip-hop to pop to show tunes. Several of these pieces have earned critical acclaim and acknowledgment outside of Broadway, including "My Shot," "The Room Where It Happens" and "The World Was Wide Enough," all of which were written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton. The show is recommended for ages 10 and up, though be advised that it contains strong language.
How long is a Hamilton performance?
Hamilton runs for two hours and 45 minutes, including one intermission.
How long has Hamilton been touring?
Hamilton debuted on Broadway in 2015 where it received critical acclaim and box office success. It began touring soon after in 2016 and has not stopped since.Back to Top