Casting Underway for HAMILTON at Public Theater; Check out Lin-Manuel Miranda's Fun Character Descriptions!
The Public will soon present the world premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's new play Hamilton from Jan 20 to Feb 22, 2015. It is based on the book "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow. Miranda will play Hamilton himself. According to an Equity casting notice, auditions are currently underway to fill several key roles, including Aaron Burr, George Washington and more.
The character descriptions paint exciting pictures of Miranda's characters, including: Aaron Burr ("Javert meets Mos Def"), George Washington ("John Legend meets Mufasa"), Hercules Mulligan/James Madison ("RZA meets Zach from Chorus Line"), King George ("Wainwright meets King Herod in JCS"), and Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds ("Jasmine Sullivan meets Carla from Nine").
From the groundbreaking team behind the Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights comes a wildly inventive new show about the life, death and rhymes of a scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on the new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, a loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal, the Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an astonishing musical exploration of a political mastermind who was both sinner and saint.
George Washington, Eliza Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and Hamilton's lifelong friend/foil Aaron Burr all make their mark in this uproarious, heart-filled new musical. Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail directs Lin-Manuel Miranda's breathtaking array of music in this bold new show about taking your shot, speaking your mind and turning the world upside down. Hamilton is produced with the support of Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, and Jill Furman.
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