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‘Hamilton,’ Broadway’s hottest musical, coming to Charlotte

“Hamilton” has finally been confirmed for a Charlotte appearance, though no other details are available.
“Hamilton” has finally been confirmed for a Charlotte appearance, though no other details are available. Courtesy of Blumenthal Performing Arts

“Hamilton”! Definitely coming to Blumenthal Performing Arts’ 2017-’18 Broadway Lights season!

That’s all we know. Not month, not length of run, not ticket prices, not casting. But at least the long-standing rumor has finally been confirmed: Broadway’s hottest musical will reach Charlotte on its first national tour.

“Hamilton,” which is sold out through January at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York, is expected to pick up more momentum (if that’s possible) after the Tony Awards June 12. It has received a record 16 nominations and is considered a shoo-in for best musical.

Composer-librettist-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda based his show on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the nation’s first treasury secretary.

[RELATED: Miranda was thinking about Hamilton five years ago, in this conversation we had – but in a very different way.]

But why should you care, unless you’re a diehard theater fan, at least 18 months before you’re likely to see the play?

Because season tickets for the Tony-filled 2016-’17 Broadway Lights roster are available now from BPA at the website or 704-335-1010. Anyone who buys a season ticket for the upcoming season will get first preference for season tickets in spring 2017, when the 2017-’18 season with “Hamilton” will be announced.

Buyers who purchase or renew season tickets for 2016-’17 by June 5 will also receive four show swaps, free parking for Belk Theater shows and a $25 restaurant gift card.

Miranda and President Obama set up in the Rose Garden, complete with a drummer from the Marine Corps Band, for a freestyle rap about government, with President Obama holding up cue cards to prompt Miranda’s rap. "Drop the beat!"

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