The story of America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton received unprecedented box office sales in New York. Landing the traveling show is a huge coup for the Dr. Phillips Center.
In an unprecedented move, the center announced the show’s Orlando debut more than a year in advance. And while dates and prices were not released, Broadway series subscribers will get first dibs at the “Hamilton” tickets. The current price for a seven-show subscriber package starts at $245.
Lin-Manuel Miranda created and starred in the story of an immigrant from West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and the nation’s first Treasury Secretary. The actor and playwright gave his last performance July 9, 2016 but promised to return to the show in the future.
Last year, Hamilton received a record-setting 16 Tony nominations, winning 11, including Best Musical. It was also the recipient of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album along with the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The critically-acclaimed Broadway show has become a cultural phenomenon. The show’s popularity has been credited to an ethnically diverse cast who play the founding fathers and a blend of hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap and R&B that has redefined musical theater.
A Chicago production of Hamilton opened in Chicago last September and the musical goes on its first national tour in March.