HAMILTON IS A MUST-SEE MUSICAL
"Here are five fun facts about what makes Hamilton the Broadway musical sensation it is today:
In Hamilton, the roles of America’s founding fathers and other historical figures are played by actors of colour — an intentional casting choice by the show’s creator.
According to fivethirtyeight, the fast-paced sung-and-rapped-through musical packs in 144 words per minute, with a total word count of 20,520, within its 2 hour and 40 minutes run time.
Hamilton currently holds the record for the most nominations ever received by a single production with 16 nominations (of which the show won 11 awards). The original Broadway production has also received multiple Olivier Awards, a Grammy, the Pulitzer Prize, and recognition at the Kennedy Center Honors.
The Hamilton Mixtape, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts in 2016, contains a collection of remixes, covers, and samples of the musical's songs as performed by John Legend, Alicia Keys, Andra Day, Kelly Clarkson, Nas, The Roots, and more.
In 2016, Hamilton grossed over $3.3 million, making it the first Broadway show ever to bring in more than $3 million for eight performances. Hamilton tickets are notoriously difficult to come by and are constantly sold out several months in advance, which is what makes this chance to see the hit show in Vancouver so worthwhile!