TheaterMania Logo
Home link
Opening Night

The Wait Is Over: Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton Set to Open on Broadway

The widely praised historical hip-hop musical is directed by Miranda's In The Heights collaborator Thomas Kail.

Daveed Diggs and the cast of Hamilton onstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
(© Joan Marcus)

Hamilton, Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical opus about American founding father Alexander Hamilton, opens tonight at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre. The hotly anticipated premiere follows three weeks of preview performances and an acclaimed off-Broadway run at The Public Theater.

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.

Hamilton features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, and choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler.

At this year's Drama Desk Awards, Hamilton became the first off-Broadway show since Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's Little Shop of Horrors to win for Outstanding Musical. Miranda also took home the honors for Outstanding Book, Outstanding Music, and Outstanding Lyrics.

Take a peek at the shows brand-new production images:


For tickets to Hamilton, click here.