Series Spotlight: HAMILTON
Even though the room where it happens is currently my living room as I sing along to Lin-Manuel Miranda's infectious score, I know we're all looking forward to taking our shot at seeing Broadway blockbuster Hamilton during its return to the Queen City.
Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.
- 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
- Winner of 11 Tony Awards in 2016, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score
- 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album
- Book, Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights)
- Directed by Thomas Kail (In the Heights)
History Has Its Eyes On You
Along with its myriad aforementioned awards, the creators of the show were honored in an unprecedented way at the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, music director Alex Lacamoire and choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler accepted a special honor for "transformative work that defies category," a sure testament to the revolutionary nature of the show.
Following its sold-out 4-week run in Charlotte in 2018, Hamilton returns to the Queen City for a longer run. Get ready for its stellar return with some quarantine content, Hamilton-style: