Monday, October 31, 2016

Hamilton Musical

We went down to NYC to see the first ever hip-hop historical musical about an American "founding father without a father" Alexander Hamilton. It was created by the one and only ingenious Lin-Manuel Miranda, which received a record-setting 16 Tony nominations (every single category devoted to musical, basically) and won 11. I am a big live theatre fan but was never this obsessed with a musical/play before. A few days before my birthday, my husband Anthony surprised me with a pair of tickets to the show and a trip down to NYC. Note he had to sell one of his kidneys but the show was completely worth it. Just kidding, but I am sure you know the tickets were sold out for the next 12 months and while the resell market is the only way to score tickets they cost an arm and a leg. 

Picture below: Hamilton signage outside of the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway. 

This is the stage. The theatre is on the small side, so you could see the performers clearly from pretty much anywhere in the Orchestra and Front Mezzanine. 

The show was every bit of what I expected and more. The original cast such as L-M-M (as Hamilton), Leslie Odom Jr. (as Burr), Daveed Diggs (as Lafayette/Jefferson), and Phillipa Soo (as Eliza) already left the show, but we still had Anthony Ramos (as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton) and Christopher Jackson (as George Washington), and how can I forget the Hercules Mulligan actor Okieriete Onaodowan?! That dude was completely awesome! 

I will be back to write about the rest of my NYC trip. 

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