The musical revolution that has taken the world by storm is coming to America’s capital. The touring production of Hamilton is scheduled to arrive and play for the 2020-2021 season, following successful performances in Philadelphia, Richmond and more. Hamilton uses a hip-hop musical score to tell the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers. Along with Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and George Washington, the protagonist fights against the British and works to forge a federalist government in the newly created United States. Where better to experience the story of America’s founding than in the current center of the nation's government?
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Hamilton was written over the course of several years by Lin Manuel-Miranda, who would go on to win a litany of awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize. The musical play premiered on Broadway in 2015, featuring such actors as Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom Jr. and Christopher Jackson. The Broadway production represented one of the biggest hits of the decade with regard to critical reviews and audience popularity. Tickets became so difficult to come by, in fact, that the creators initiated a "Ham 4 Ham" lottery system, whereby a handful of lucky people would get the chance to see the show for the low price of $10. The Hamilton Washington DC touring production further makes this show accessible to a great deal of people.
Where can I buy Hamilton Washington DC tickets?
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Where else has Hamilton played?
The show has played in a variety of locations around the country. The first production opened off-Broadway at the Public Theater in 2015 before transferring to Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theater. The next production opened in Chicago and was followed by one in London. Hamilton has also toured the country and played in a variety of locations, including Seattle, Wash., Los Angeles and San Francisco. In addition to these, there was a production in Puerto Rico that played a three-week engagement and raised money for Miranda’s Flamboyan Arts Fund, which encourages artistic endeavors in Puerto Rico.
Is Hamilton a comedy or a drama?
It is a musical play with both comedic and dramatic elements. Many of the songs in the show contain comedic moments, but the overall arc of the story is primarily dramatic. It would be more appropriate to compare this show to such musicals as Les Misérables, which blends comedy and drama, than out-and-out comedies like The Producers or The Book of Mormon.
What have critics said about the show?
The critics have been unanimous in their praise for Hamilton. New York Times critic Ben Brantley said in his review that the musical has received the kind of "worshipful press usually reserved for once in a lifetime comets," giving it a glowing review. The Wall Street Journal chimed in, saying, "Hamilton is the best and most important Broadway musical of the past decade."
Has Hamilton won any awards?
It has won numerous awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2016 and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in the same year. Other awards include the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
Is there a Hamilton album?
Yes, you can listen to the cast recording before or after you use your Hamilton Washington DC tickets. Of course, attending a live performance is the best way to experience the musical; the show makes use of inventive staging, choreography and lighting. It also incorporates more material than is present in the cast recording.Back to Top
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