First Lady Michelle Obama Takes a Trip To Off-Broadway's Hamilton

News   First Lady Michelle Obama Takes a Trip To Off-Broadway's Hamilton
 
First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama took a trip to The Public Theater this afternoon to see the April 18 matinee performance of Lin-Manuel Miranda's acclaimed musical Hamilton, about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

Playbill.com has learned that the First Lady was in the audience for the Saturday matinee, and tweets began to surface with pictures of the security downtown at the Off-Broadway house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspired by the book "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow, the musical incorporates historical figures such as George Washington, Aaron Burr, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson.

Miranda previously performed a song from Hamilton for President Obama and the First Family at the White House in 2009. Watch the performance below.

Representatives for The Public have not yet responded to Playbill.com's request for comment. Playbill.com will continue to update.

The show's sold-out engagement continues through May 3 at the Newman Theater, prior to the musical's Broadway transfer to the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it will begin performances July 13. The production, featuring a book, music and lyrics by Miranda, will officially open on Broadway Aug. 6.

Read the Playbill magazine feature with Miranda and Leslie Odom, Jr., who co-star as the show's respective fatal friends, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.

Click here to watch the show's tribute to the original cast of A Chorus Line.

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