Spectators Invited to Look at the Fireworks on Hamilton Opening Night
Lin-Manuel Miranda's new musical kicks off its Broadway run with a bang.
The opening-night festivities for Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical Hamilton will include an open-to-the-public fireworks display on the Hudson River, the production has announced.
The public is invited to view the fireworks starting at 10:45pm. Viewing is recommended along the West Side waterfront from Christopher Street to Pier 66 (West 26 St.). While watching the fireworks, spectators can also listen to a 12-minute musical compilation of Americana that accompanies the display, found by clicking here.
Earlier in the day, Miranda will host a special #Ham4Ham lottery ticket drawing for $10 seats to the opening-night performance. Names will be gathered at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre starting at 1:30pm, with lottery winners announced at 2:00pm.
The musical explores the life of Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant who helped shape the United States of America, from his experiences as an orphan of the British West to his role as the first Secretary of the Treasury. Thomas Kail, who previously collaborated with Miranda on his Tony-winning Best Musical In The Heights, directs.
Miranda takes on the title role alongside Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr), Drama Desk Award winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton), Jonathan Groff (King George), Daveed Diggs (Marquis De Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson), Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, Phillip Hamilton), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Shuyler, Maria Reynolds). Javier Muñoz plays Alexander Hamilton once a week.
For tickets to Hamilton, click here.