Hamilton: new musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda
The Public Theater are to present the world premiere of Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, playing at the Public's Astor Place from 20 Jan - 22 Feb 2015.
Inspired by Ron Chernowthe's biography of Alexander Hamilton, which traces the life of Hamilton, an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who rose to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States. The musical features a cast of historical figures that includes George Washington, Aaron Burr, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson.
Hamilton will be directed by Thomas Kail, who collaborated with Miranda on the Tony and Grammy Award winning musical 'In The Heights,' and will feature Miranda starring as 'Alexander Hamilton'.
The Public's Artistic Director Oskar Eustis said,
Lin-Manuel Miranda is a marvel, but nothing could have prepared us for the astonishing achievement of Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton was born in the West Indies, the only Founding Father who was an immigrant, and Lin's genius is to tell the story of the birth of the United States as an immigrant's story. The energy, the passion, joy, tragedy, and raw intelligence of this show are stunningThe musical is being produced by The Public with the support of Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, and Jill Furman.Lin-Manuel Miranda
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