Hamilton Opening Night Playbill
Hamilton, a new musical with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The show was inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow. The musical made its Off-Broadway debut at The Public Theater in February 2015, where its engagement was sold out. The show transferred to Broadway that summer, opening on August 6, 2015 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. On Broadway, it has received enthusiastic critical acclaim and unprecedented advance box office sales. The off-Broadway production of Hamilton won the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical as well as seven other Drama Desk Awards out of 14 total nominations. Hamilton also won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
Hamilton has been a favorite of the Obama family since the first lady saw it Off Broadway. Most recently, President Barack Obama returned for a second time on Nov 2 - a performance bought out for the Democratic Party Fundraiser.