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Denée Benton to Join Hamilton on Broadway; Show to Offer $10 Halloween Performance

Carvens Lissaint and Wallace Smith will also join the company.

Denée Benton will join Hamilton as Eliza Hamilton.
Denée Benton will join Hamilton as Eliza Hamilton.
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The Broadway production of Hamilton will welcome three new principal cast members this month, as well as offer a $10 performance on Halloween.

Tony nominee Denée Benton (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) will join the cast on October 30 as Eliza Hamilton, with Hamilton vet Carvens Lissaint assuming the role of George Washington during the same performance. Wallace Smith has joined the Broadway cast as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison. Benton and Lissaint replace Bryan Terrell Clark and Lexi Lawson, who will play their final performances on October 28.

Additionally, the production will celebrate Halloween with a special #Ham4Ham $10 ticket lottery for all seats to the performance at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Patrons can enter from October 17-24 via the official Hamilton app, with winners receiving a single-use code beginning October 26, which they must use to purchase one or two tickets.

The '"Hamilton'' company is also made up of Michael Luwoye as Alexander Hamilton, Daniel Breaker as Aaron Burr, Alysha Deslorieux as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds, Mandy Gonzalez as Angelica Schuyler, James Monroe Iglehart as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, Anthony Lee Medina as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton, and Euan Morton as King George III.

With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The musical tells the story of 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. The musical won 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Score, Book of a Musical, Direction of a Musical, Choreography, and Orchestrations.

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