In fact, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical about one of America’s most influential Founding Fathers and Constitutionalists is in it’s third extension at the Public Theatre, running through May 3rd.
We were fortunate to get a preview of “Hamilton” at Lincoln Center’s 2012 American Songbook (see our write up on http://wp.me/p5jq0w-iK)
Here’s what we said way back last year in Our Theater Blog, when “Hamilton” was still just in the planning stage, http://wp.me/p5jq0w-5e:
“Hamilton,” written by the Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, will have its world premiere next January as part of The Public’s 2014-15 season at Astor Place. Directed by his In The Heights collaborator Thomas Kail, this new musical features Miranda playing Alexander Hamilton, one of our country’s Founding Fathers and the first Secretary of the Treasury.
The brilliant musical “previewed” at an American Songbooks presentation in 2012. Performances begin at the Public on January 20, 2015.
“Lin-Manuel Miranda is a marvel, but nothing could have prepared us for the astonishing achievement of Hamilton,” said Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. “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 stunning.”
More information at http://www.publictheater.org/