The New York Post reports that the President is expected to attend the July 18 matinee of Hamilton as the culmination of a weekend trip to New York City. The new Lin-Manuel Miranda musical arrived on Broadway July 13 after an acclaimed, sold-out run at the Public Theater. It officially opens Aug. 6.
Hamilton explores the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Inspired by the book "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow, the musical fuses the worlds of contemporary and classic to tell the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
The First Lady attended Hamilton during its Off-Broadway run in April. Mrs. Obama, her mother and daughters Sasha and Malia recently paid visits to Kinky Boots and The King and I.
Members of the First Family have been frequent theatregoers. The President and First Lady attended the 2009 revival of Joe Turner's Come and Gone and the Tony-winning 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun. In recent months, audiences at the Public Theater found themselves in historic company when the First Lady took in Hamilton. The First Lady, her mother and daughters have also attended productions of The Trip to Bountiful, Motown, Memphis and The Addams Family.