Hamilton Gets A Visit From Music Royalty Paul McCartney

News   Hamilton Gets A Visit From Music Royalty Paul McCartney
The Public Theater's production of Hamilton continues to attract celebrity guest appearances, the latest being Paul McCartney of Beatles fame. The show's creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted a picture of he and McCartney backstage on March 4.

Earlier this week Playbill.com reported that former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, along with their daughter, Chelsea Clinton, also caught the buzz-generating show downtown. Read the exclusive report here.

Hamilton, which features a book, music and lyrics by Miranda. will transfer to Broadway, beginning previews July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, with an official opening night scheduled for Aug. 6.

Hamilton began Off-Broadway previews Jan. 20 and opened to critical acclaim Feb. 17.The new musical reunites the award-winning In the Heights team. Tony nominee Thomas Kail is at the helm, with choreography from Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler. Tickets for the Broadway transfer go on sale March 8 at 10 AM via Ticketmaster.com.

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.


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

The complete Off-Broadway cast features Carleigh Bettiol (ensemble); Andrew Chappelle (swing); Ariana DeBose (ensemble); Alysha Deslorieux (swing); Daveed Diggs (Marquis De Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson); Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler); Sydney James Harcourt (ensemble); Sasha Hutchings(ensemble); Christopher Jackson (George Washington); Jonathan Groff (King George); Thayne Jasperson (ensemble); Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Schuyler, Maria Reynolds); Stephanie Klemons (swing); Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton); Javier Muñoz (Hamilton Standby); Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr); Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison); Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, Phillip Hamilton); Jon Rua(ensemble); Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton); Seth Stewart (ensemble); Betsy Struxness (ensemble); Ephraim Sykes (ensemble); and Voltaire Wade-Greene (swing).

The production has scenic design by David Korins; costume design by Paul Tazewell; lighting design by Howell Binkley; sound design by Nevin Steinberg; hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe; music direction and orchestrator Alex Lacamoire.

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