President Obama Is Headed Back to Hamilton

News   President Obama Is Headed Back to Hamilton President Barack Obama will return to the Broadway musical Hamilton Nov. 2, which has been bought out for an election-eve Democratic Party fundraiser.

Christopher Jackson and cast in <i>Hamilton</i>
Christopher Jackson and cast in Hamilton Photo by Joan Marcus

The show has been a favorite of the Obama family. Creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda performed a number from the show for the President at the White House in 2009, while it was still being written.

Playbill.com has learned that the cast is giving up their day off to perform for the President.

First Lady Michelle Obama saw the show Off-Broadway in the spring, and on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre last weekend. The President saw the show, which depicts several of his predecessors in the office of President, on July 18.

Read About Obama's July Visit to Hamilton Here

Tickets for the special Monday night performance are going for up to $5,000 apiece to benefit the Democratic Hope Fund, which, the Times said, will go to help pay off Pres. Obama's campaign debt and to buttress the Democratic National Committee, which is paying the costs of the performance on a night when the show is usually off.

The event was organized by Broadway producer Margo Lion, who was characterized as "a longtime Obama supporter."

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