Don't be surprised if the name Theodosia starts popping up on birth certificates with alarming frequency in the next few years, thanks to the beautiful ballad 'Dear Theodosia,' sung by Aaron Burr and the title character in Lin-Manuel Miranda's revolutionary hit, HAMILTON, as the new fathers each promise better lives for their children. (more...)
Growing up in Northern Virginia, the first song Thomas Kail ever memorized was Slick Rick's rap 'Mona Lisa.' Its narrative about a guy chatting up a woman he meets in a pizza place opened up Kail's mind to the concept of songs having characters and telling stories. (more...)
To commemorate the departure of three of the show's leads, the production broadcast the curtain call on Facebook Live to more than 30,000 live viewers. Featured in the curtain call? The WEST WING theme song. (more...)
Inspired by James Corden's recent Tony Awards edition of Carpool Karaoke, Utah republicans and democrats alike joined together for a session of HAMILTON-themed Carpool Karaoke. They covered some of the show's most popular tunes and discussed the impact they think the show will have on future generations. Watch the video below! (more...)
The action at the Richard Rodgers Theatre began early, with performances by the students themselves and a Q&A session with cast members. Check out coverage of the event from last night's NBC NIGHTLY NEWS. (more...)
Actors go into the business of theatre knowing that talent and the capability to play a role aren't always enough to get the job. Sometimes there are physical requirements either dictated by the author or artistically preferred by those making casting decisions. The height, weight, general appearance and, yes, the perceived ethnic background of an actor could, in many cases, be considered indispensable aspects of the hiring process. (more...)
History is happening in Manhattan!
Today, Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, The Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin, NYC Department of Education Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Gilder Lehrman executive director Lesley Herrmann announced an educational partnership to provide 20,000 NYC public school students with the opportunity to see Hamilton on Broadway and integrate the show into classroom studies. This educational initiative is made possible through a $1.46 million grant by The Rockefeller Foundation to Gilder Lehrman. (more...)