Hamilton has been one of the biggest shows on Broadway since it debuted in 2015. When it moved to London's West End, reviewers urged people to sell everything they owned to get a ticket. Hamilton has breathed new life into musical theater as a genre. The subject matter, the life of a Founding Father of the United States, can initially seem remote. This is a play, after all, that features ermine, frock coats, breeches and powdered wigs on stage. It can all sound a bit stuffy. However, Hamilton fuses early American history with hip-hop, R&B and life. In the hands of the cast and director of the show, these characters come alive. By showcasing the ambition and drive of the Founding Fathers, they become instantly recognizable as people just like us.
He Gets the Job Done
Hamilton is the brainchild of the prolific artist Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda wrote the book, lyrics and music for the show. He also originated the role of Alexander Hamilton in the original Broadway run. Miranda adapted the play from Ron Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton. By identifying Hamilton as an immigrant from the West Indies, the product of a single-parent home, Miranda found a way to make this distant character relatable. As an actor, his performance was notable for combining the ambition and inner insecurities of the character. In 2016, Miranda won a Pulitzer Prize for Hamilton. He's since expanded into acting on screen, with a role in Mary Poppins Returns but is determined to keep creating new productions.
Where can I buy Hamilton Salt Lake City tickets?
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Where is Hamilton Salt Lake City being performed?
Hamilton is being staged at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City. The Eccles is a state-of-the-art venue. It opened in 2016 and seats 2,500 people. Research shows that residents of Utah attend more live events than the average American, and this shows at the Eccles. Hundreds of events are held at this venue each year. In addition to musicals, the Eccles hosts artists like the Doobie Brothers and John Cleese.
What can I expect from Hamilton Salt Lake City?
Hamilton is a show that has helped redefine what musical theater can be. The performers rap onstage. Other songs sound like popular R&B that could be playing on any radio station. This is a show that has taken theater and made it popular and interesting for general audiences again. It's also a thought-provoking experience about what ambition can do to people and what it means to be American. Hamilton has a lot of appeal for young people, people of color and other groups that traditionally aren't always included in musical theater audiences. Hamilton is suitable for mature children of about 11 or 12.
What awards has Hamilton won?
Hamilton took home 11 Tony Awards in 2016, including the award for Best Musical. The legendary Barbra Streisand presented that Tony to the cast of the show. Hamilton was just one shy of the record 12 Tonys won by The Producers.
How long is a Hamilton Salt Lake City performance?
Hamilton has a running time of 2 hours and 55 minutes. There is an intermission during the show.
What shows are similar to Hamilton?
Hamilton is a very unique show. It showcases US political history, much like Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, but it's more immediate and personal. It uses elements of urban popular culture in the same way Rent did in the 1990s. The show shares the most similarities with Lin-Manuel Miranda's other hit musical, In the Heights.Back to Top
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