Mar 12, 201905:25 PM
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Hamilton Hits The Saenger Stage
Tony Award winning musical hits the stage in the Big Easy
Elijah Malcomb, Joseph Morales, Kyle Scatliffe, Fergie L. Philippe and Company - HAMILTON National Tour
all photos, Joan Marcus 2018
NEW ORLEANS – If you don’t know, now you know! Broadway sensation “Hamilton” is headed to The Saenger Theatre for a three-week run. Performances of the hit Tony Award winning production begin March 12 and end Sunday, March 31.
“We are delighted to bring the best of Broadway to Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans,” said John Hairston, Hancock Whitney president and CEO in a press release about the musical. “I believe that 'Hamilton' not only entertains but educates audiences about our nation’s history.”
“Hamilton” is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, “Hamilton” is the story of America then, as told by America now.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, “Hamilton” is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
The “Hamilton” creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award Winning Best Musical "In the Heights."
The “Hamilton” Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide. The “Hamilton” recording received a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album.
Additional tickets for "Hamilton" may become available. So, don't throw away your shot! The public should check the Saenger Box Office or Ticketmaster.com regularly. The Saenger Box Office, BroadwayInNewOrleans.com and Ticketmaster.com are the only official ticketing providers for "Hamilton" at the Saenger Theatre. A lottery for 40 $10 orchestra seats will be held for each performance. Click here for more information.