What Did Los Angeles Critics Think of the Hamilton National Tour?

The Verdict   What Did Los Angeles Critics Think of the Hamilton National Tour?
 
The L.A. leg of the road production officially opened at the Pantages Theatre August 16.
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Amber Iman, Emmy Raver-Lampman, and company Joan Marcus

The first national tour of Hamilton officially opened in Los Angeles—its second stop—August 16. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical will continue performances at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre through December 30.

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The tour currently stars Michael Luwoye as Alexander Hamilton and Tony nominee Joshua Henry as Aaron Burr, with Tony nominee Rory O’Malley as King George, Solea Pfeiffer as Eliza Hamilton, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Angelica Schuyler, Isaiah Johnson as George Washington, Amber Iman as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds, Jordan Donica as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Mathenee Treco as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, and Rubén J. Carbajal as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton.

See what critics had to say about the Los Angeles engagement below.

Deadline (Dino-Ray Ramos)

Entertainment Weekly (Marc Snetiker)

The Hollywood Reporter (Deborah Wilker)

The Orange County Register (Paul Hodgins)

Variety (Peter Debruge)

Rounding out the company are Ryan Alvarado, Raymond Baynard, Dan Belnavis, Amanda Braun, Daniel Ching, Karli Dinardo, Jeffery Duffy, Hope Endrenyi, Jennifer Geller, Jacob Guzman, Julia K. Harriman, Afra Hines, Sabrina Imamura, Lauren Kias, Yvette Lu, Desmond Newson, Desmond Nunn, Eliza Ohman, Josh Andrés Rivera, Willie Smith III, Raven Thomas, Ryan Vasquez, Keenan D. Washington, and Andrew Wojtal.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop telling of the American Founding Father’s life and legacy won 11 Tony Awards in 2016, including Best Musical, Best Score and Book for Miranda, Best Direction for Thomas Kail, Best Choreography for Andy Blankenbuehler, and Best Orchestrations for Alex Lacamoire.

Hamilton continues to play on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre and in Chicago at the PrivateBank Theatre. The London production is set to begin in November, and a second national tour will launch in February 2018 in Seattle.

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