HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Bans Madonna from Backstage Due to Her Texting During Performance
HAMILTON creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter to reveal that for the first time, he requested that a celebrity in the audience of the hit off-Broadway musical be banned from a backstage visit. According to Deadline, the A-lister in question at Saturday night's performance was none other than Madonna!Tweeted Miranda: "Tonight was the first time I asked stage management NOT to allow a celebrity (who was texting all through Act 2) backstage. #noselfieforyou" The tweet was later deleted.
Madonna is just one of many celebrities who have managed to secure seats to the hot, sold-out original musical now playing at The Public Theater. Hamilton will be heading to Broadway this summer at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The show will start previews on July 13th and will open on August 6th. Tickets are now on sale.
The world premiere production of Hamilton, inspired by the book "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail opened February 17, 2015 at the Public Theater. The show is set to run through May 3rd at the Public Theater.
The complete cast features Carleigh Bettiol (Ensemble); Andrew Chappelle(Swing);Ariana DeBose (Ensemble); Alysha Deslorieux(Swing); Daveed Diggs (Marquis De Lafayette,Thomas Jefferson); Renée Elise Goldsberry(Angelica Schuyler); Sydney James Harcourt (Ensemble); Sasha Hutchings(Ensemble); Christopher Jackson (George Washington); Brian d'Arcy James (King George);Thayne Jasperson (Ensemble);Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Schuyler, Maria Reynolds); Stephanie Klemons(Swing); Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton); Javier Muñoz (Hamilton Standby); Leslie OdomJr. (Aaron Burr); Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison);Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, Phillip Hamilton);Jon Rua (Ensemble);Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton); Seth Stewart(Ensemble); Betsy Struxness(Ensemble); Ephraim Sykes (Ensemble); andVoltaire Wade-Greene(Swing).
From the creative team behind the Tony Award-winning In The Heights comes a wildly inventive new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: AlexanderHamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Mirandawields his pen and takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington,Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe,Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become. Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail directs this new musical about taking your shot, speaking your mind, and turning the world upside down.
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