The hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” is finally coming to Michigan after being on Broadway since 2016. The show will be playing in three different theaters across the state throughout the 2019-2020 season.
The Broadway show “Hamilton” seemed to become a new classic from the moment it started in April 2016. The writer, star, and producer Lin Manuel Miranda shot to stardom because of this show. He played Hamilton during its first run on Broadway and will occasionally come back and play him again for special performances. An example of this is during Hamilton’s Puerto Rican show to raise money for people in Puerto Rico who are still affected by the hurricane.
The show seemed to be so popular that was even hard for celebrities to get tickets. There seemed to be constant stream of pictures of different celebrities watching Hamilton each night. It may not be surprising then to find out that tickets were about $500 a person to go see the show. Luckily the tickets for the three shows in Michigan are a little more manageable.
Hamilton’s first stop after Broadway was Chicago, where tickets were still expensive and hard to get your hands on. I was lucky enough to go to a performance and see Hamilton in Chicago. They stayed in Chicago for several months before getting ready to tour elsewhere. Hamilton’s show in Puerto Rico was the start of their tour that will be all over the United States for the 2019-2020 season.
One cast member on this touring company is University of Michigan alumni, Simon Longnight. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2018, and is playing Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson on the tour.
The Broadway hit musical “Hamilton” is coming to Detroit, Grand Rapids, and the Wharton Center within the next year. Tickets for the Detroit showings have already gone on sale!