Like all musical theater lovers I’ve been obsessed with Hamilton this year. Primarily because I was offered a chance to see the show during the press previews and I didn’t go because I was too lazy to see it. Now that it’s a worldwide phenom, the press people tell me to go away, whenever I ask for a ticket. I did manage to see it, by chance. I told Director Thomas Kail my Hamilton story and he got a laugh out of it.
Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel was in DC to receive the National Archive Foundation’s Record of the Year Award. We talked a bit about television and his mother’s love of The Fosters (a show I used to be obsessed with), making Broadway more accessible to everyone, politics and there’s a short clip of his Q and A at the end! Also receiving the award was Thomas Kail (Hamilton Director) and Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow. Also on hand were Hamilton Director Thomas Kail and Hamilton Author Ron Chernow.
I think everyone who follows me on Facebook knows of my obsession and story regarding Hamilton. I was offered press tickets during it’s opening run, but was too damn lazy to go up to NYC to see it. Then of course once it exploded I lost my opportunity and my contact was like “Go away you hockey puck!” By pure chance I ended up seeing the show earlier this year. So to say I was excited to get a chance to meet and talk to Lin-Manuel Miranda was an understatement.
This is going to be a total cluster. In order to even hope to get tickets to Hamilton over a Year away, you pretty much have to subscribe to The Kennedy Center’s Broadway Subscription for the next 2 seasons. That’s several thousand dollars just to see this stupid show. Now to muddle the waters even further.
As expected, Hamilton dominated the nominations for the 70th Annual Tony Awards® when they were announced this morning.
The revolutionary play garnered a record-setting 16 nominations including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score (Music & Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, several technical awards and a handful of acting awards.
For a complete list of the nominations, follow the jump.
Hamilton is one of the biggest hits of the year on Broadway – a musical based on the life of United States Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The show thatis redefining how audiences learn about history–a history rife with issues as relevant today as they were during Hamilton’s era.
In Fall 2016, PBS’ Great Performances will air Hamilton’s America – a behind-the-scenes look at this unique play as part of PBS Arts. It will contain interviews with experts, new footage of the NYC production and expeditions to DC, Philadelphia and New York – led by the cast. For further details, follow the jump.