President Obama Offers His Review of Hamilton | Playbill

News President Obama Offers His Review of Hamilton President Barack Obama joined the thousands of fans already singing their praises for Hamilton, which began previews on Broadway last week. The world leader attended the matinee performance of the show on July 18 with his two daughters Malia and Sasha.

White House spokesman Eric Schultz told Associated Press that Obama loved the play and pronounced it "fabulous."

"He said it lived up to the hype," remarked Schultz. 

The title role was being performed by alternate Javier Muñoz, with the show's creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda sitting with the First Family among the audience. 

"It felt fitting to get to watch the show with the president and his family in attendance. I don't know if I'll ever have a thrill like it again," Miranda told AP. Following the performance he also tweeted: "Today I watched my Broadway show for the first time with the First Family in attendance. Long live Javilton and this cast."

Miranda also posted a video of "The Schuyler Sisters" from the show, Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Jasmine Cephas Jones singing "We're going to do a show for Obama."  According to the New York Times, Obama visited backstage during intermission to take photographs and where he praised Muñoz as “Eminem meets Hamilton.”

Obama's visit to Hamilton marks the culmination of a weekend trip to New York City. The celebrated show arrived on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre July 13 after an acclaimed, sold-out run at the Public Theater. It officially opens Aug. 6.

The hip-hop inspired musical explores the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Based on the book "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow, the show fuses the worlds of contemporary and classic to tell the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. For more information and to purchase tickets visit HamiltonBroadway.



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