Hamilton at the White House!

Obama invited the cast of Hamilton to sing “Alexander Hamilton” and “My Shot” at the White House on Monday! The event was live streamed and is now available to watch here.

 

 

In his remarks before the performance, Obama stated, “…And in the Hamilton that Lin-Manuel and his incredible cast and crew bring to life, a man who is just like his country – young, scrappy, and hungry – we recognize the improbable story of America, and the spirit that has sustained our nation for over 240 years.”

What better way to celebrate America?

Hamilton the musical goes on tour!

Can’t get the songs from Hamilton out of your head? You’re in luck! Hamilton, the production by Lin-Manuel Miranda that’s taking the musical world by storm, is going on tour. The musical will open in Chicago next September, and the following March San Francisco and LA will be graced with its presence!

 

Make sure to keep your eye out for tickets!

 

Wait for it!

Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical Hamilton, discusses being cast in a life-changing role.

 

 

” ‘When he finished that song,’ Odom says, voice ringing with the moment’s impact, ‘I said, ‘Wow — I’ve never heard a song quite like that on Broadway.’ I just knew that whoever was going to get to sing ‘Wait for It’ eight shows a week was going to be a lucky actor. I knew that.’ ”

In talking about the fact that all of the founding fathers and their families are played by people of color, Odom says that what this situation creates is empathy, the ability to walk in someone else’s shoes. This is true for the actors and the audience members.

 

Read the article here.