We Do Broadway: You’ve Got To See “Hamilton” Because It’s Hip-Hop Meets History & President Obama Loved It
December 1, 2015
Guys…your biggest dream has come true. We’ve added BROADWAY to our services! Yes, the Broadway. Ok, not like all of it, but yes, there will be shows, well, show tunes.
You may have heard people talking about this show–well, people who read the times and find culture stimulating. However, Hamilton on Broadway is a show that lives up to the inflated hype it’s received since opening in August of this year. You hear it all when reading reviews for plays you’ve sold your kidneys to see (let’s be real, Broadway’s not cheap). You hear things like, “This play transcends the ideal of blah blah blah,” or “this is single-handedly the the musical to revive Broadway,” so you buy the tickets, see the show and feel a slight sense of defeat and guilt for buying those tickets in the first place.
This is not the case with “Hamilton.” Ben Brantley of The New York Times says, “Yes, it really is that good.”
Directed by Thomas Kail and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda (we think it’s super impressive that this guy wrote the book, music and lyrics, he’s also that guy from The Heights) as Alexander Hamilton, this hip-hop and R&B driven musical chronicles the rise and fall of Hamilton as his country’s first secretary of treasury. This is a spin Broadway shows is enough to make you want to know more about the men you only know about because he’s on your cash. How else do you think we knew who Hamilton was? We’re kidding. We went to community college. Moving on, this is not about us.
The gang’s all here in this show–George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, The Marquis de Lafayette and James Madison, in all their powdered wig glory, writing the constitution, igniting war and rapping about it.
“Hey, yo, I’m just like my country, I’m young, scrappy and hungry, and I am not throwing away my shot,” is often sang in the show and it proves that the star of the show is no one in the cast, but the show itself. The way Miranda comments on culture, history and how our forefathers “built” this nation is brilliant, which is why President Barack Obama just had to see it!
In fact, President Obama brought along Sasha and Malia to check out the hip hopera. White House spokesman Eric Schultz said that Obama called it, “fabulous” and even said it lived up to the hype. We told you.
If you’re not convinced now that Hamilton is a must-see, then you have no soul. Dramatic, but we hope it made you move into action on getting some of these pricey tickets. This ain’t your momma’s Broadway show, *cough* “Cats.” This is a perfectly innovative and fantastic idea–merging pop culture with history. So, it’s no surprise folks were paying 10 times the $120 ticket just so they could have that presidential experience. See what we did there?
Now that you’re figuring out what to sell to get your tickets to Hamilton, just know that we have your back. No, we’re not paying, but we will be offering more Broadway ticket services soon! So stay tuned! That rhymed. We should be on Broadway too. Somebody call Mr. Miranda!