Musical (2015)

Musique: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Paroles: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Livret: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Production à la création:

A new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America’s fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we’ve become.

Synopsis complet

1 Hamilton peut-être considéré comme un Top musical

While on a vacation from his hit Broadway show In The Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda decided to pick up a biography to read on his trip. At the airport he purchased and began reading Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, a comprehensive biography of Alexander Hamilton's life. Miranda quickly began envisioning the life of Hamilton as a musical and researched whether or not a stage musical of his life had been created. A play of Hamilton's story had been done on Broadway in 1917, starring George Arliss as Alexander Hamilton. Upon Miranda's discovery, he began his work as a project titled The Hamilton Mixtape, that he worked on during his spare time from In The Heights. On May 12, 2009, Miranda performed the opening number at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music and the Spoken Word. He spent a year after that working on another early number from the show, "My Shot".

Genèse complète

Acte I
"Alexander Hamilton" – Full company (except King George)
"Aaron Burr, Sir" – Hamilton, Burr, Laurens, Lafayette, Mulligan
"My Shot" – Hamilton, Burr, Laurens, Lafayette, Mulligan
"The Story of Tonight" – Hamilton, Laurens, Lafayette, Mulligan
"The Schuyler Sisters" – Angelica, Eliza, Peggy, Burr
"Farmer Refuted" – Samuel Seabury, Hamilton
"You'll Be Back" – King George
"Right Hand Man" – Washington, Hamilton, Burr
"A Winter's Ball" – Burr, Hamilton
"Helpless" – Eliza, Hamilton
"Satisfied" – Angelica, Hamilton /
"The Story of Tonight" (Reprise) – Hamilton, Burr, Laurens, Lafayette, Mulligan
"Wait For It" – Burr
"Stay Alive" – Hamilton, Washington, Charles Lee, Laurens
"Ten Duel Commandments" – Laurens, Hamilton, Lee, Burr
"Meet Me Inside" – Washington, Hamilton
"That Would Be Enough" – Eliza, Hamilton
"Guns and Ships" – Burr, Lafayette, Washington
"History Has Its Eyes on You" – Washington
"Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)" – Hamilton, Lafayette, Laurens, Mulligan
"What Comes Next?" – King George
"Dear Theodosia" – Burr, Hamilton
"Tomorrow There'll Be More Of Us"‡ – Laurens
"Non-Stop" – Burr, Hamilton, Washington, Eliza, Angelica

Acte II
"What'd I Miss" – Burr, Jefferson, Madison
"Cabinet Battle #1" – Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison
"Take a Break" – Eliza, Phillip, Hamilton, Angelica
"Say No to This" – Burr, Hamilton, Maria, James Reynolds
"The Room Where It Happens" – Burr, Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison
"Schuyler Defeated" – Phillip, Eliza, Hamilton, Burr
"Cabinet Battle #2" – Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison
"Washington on Your Side" – Burr, Jefferson, Madison
"One Last Time"† – Washington, Hamilton
"I Know Him" – King George
"The Adams Administration" – Burr, Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison
"We Know" – Burr, Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison
"Hurricane" – Hamilton
"The Reynolds Pamphlet" – Full company
"Burn" – Eliza
"Blow Us All Away" – Phillip, George Eacker, Hamilton
"Stay Alive" (Reprise) – Phillip, Hamilton, Eliza, Doctor
"It's Quiet Uptown" – Angelica, Hamilton, Eliza
"The Election of 1800" – Jefferson, Madison, Burr, Hamilton
"Your Obedient Servant" – Burr, Hamilton
"Best of Wives and Best of Women" – Eliza, Hamilton
"The World Was Wide Enough" – Burr, Hamilton
"Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story" – Eliza, full company

† Previously titled "One Last Ride" in the Off-Broadway production
‡ Not included on the Original Broadway Cast Recording.


  Interview de Leslie Odom, Jr 

Version 1

Hamilton (2015-02-Public Theatre Newman-Off Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Public Theatre - Newman (Broadway (Off) - Etats-Unis)

Durée : 2 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 20 janvier 2015
Première : mardi 17 février 2015
Dernière : dimanche 03 mai 2015
Mise en scène : Thomas Kail
Chorégraphie : Andy Blankenbuehler
Producteur :
Commentaires : Directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, the musical debuted Off-Broadway at The Public Theater, under the supervision of the Public's Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, with previews starting on January 20, 2015 and officially opening on February 17. The production was extended twice, first to April 5 and then to May 3.
Chernow served as historical consultant to the production.
The show opened to universal acclaim according to review aggregator Did He Like It.

Version 2

Hamilton (2015-02-Richard Rodgers Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: Richard Rodgers Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : lundi 13 juillet 2015
Première : jeudi 06 août 2015
Dernière : lundi 31 décembre 2029
Mise en scène : Thomas Kail
Chorégraphie : Andy Blankenbuehler
Producteur :
Avec : Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr), Jonathan Groff (King George III), Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton), Daveed Diggs (Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson), Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), Javier Munoz (Alternate for Hamilton)
Commentaires : Hamilton premiered on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (home to Miranda's 2008 Broadway debut In the Heights) on July 13, 2015 in previews, and opened on August 6, 2015.
The production is produced by Jeffrey Seller and features scenic design by David Korins, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley and sound by Nevin Steinberg, who all reprised their roles from the off-Broadway production.
The production was critically acclaimed by many theater critics.

Already sweeping the board at the Drama Desk Awards, Hamilton has already made history at for its 16 Tony Nominations in 2016, picking up an eye watering 11 gongs on the night, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Direction and three Acting Awards for original cast members Leslie Odom Jr, Daveed Diggs and Renee Elise Goldberry. See it for its reinvention of the musical genre, a brilliant fusion of beautiful, sweeping choruses and raw street-style hip hop.
Presse : Les critiques sont excellentes:

"'Hamilton' makes us feel the unstoppable, urgent rhythm of a nation being born." Ben Brantley for New York Times

"With 'Hamilton,' Broadway is officially the coolest place on the planet. And the smartest. And most exhilarating." Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

"Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 'In the Heights' may have been a hit — but his 'Hamilton' is a phenomenon." Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

"The greatest American musical in decades." David Cote for Time Out New York

"It was phenomenal off-Broadway. It's even better now. 'Hamilton' is that rare musical that fires on all cylinders, even ones we never knew existed." Roma Torre for NY1

"This is a musical often stunning in its audaciousness." Mark Kennedy for Associated Press

"This enormously ambitious and entertaining musical history lesson is even more impressive on a second viewing." Frank Scheck for The Hollywood Reporter

"This innovative show is shaping up to be just as much of a phenomenon uptown, playing in a Broadway house with four times the seating capacity, and to a more traditional but no less enthusiastic audience. That universal appeal to crossover audiences is one unmistakable sign of a groundbreaking show." Marilyn Stasio for Variety

Version 3

Hamilton (2017-12-Victoria Palace Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Victoria Palace Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 ans 4 mois 2 semaines Se joue actuellement
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 21 novembre 2017
Première : mercredi 06 décembre 2017
Dernière : Open end, ouvert actuellement jusqu'au sam. 25 avril 2020
Mise en scène : Thomas Kail
Chorégraphie : Andy Blankenbuehler
Producteur :
Avec : Rachelle Ann Go (Eliza Schuyler), Giles Terera (Aaron Burr), Rachel John (Angelica Schuyler), Obioma Ugoala (George Washington), Christine Allado (Penny Schuyler/Maria Reynolds), Jason Pennycooke (Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson), Cleve September (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton), Jamael Westman (Alexander Hamilton), Giles Terera (Aaron Burr), Michael Jibson (King George), Rachee Ann Go (Eliza Schuyler Hamiton), Rachel John (Angelica Schuyler), Jason Pennycooke (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson), Obioma Ugoala (George Washington), Cleve September (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton), Christine Allado (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds), Tarinn Callender (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison), Ash Hunter (Hamilton - certain performances), Courtney-Mae Briggs, Jack Butterworth, Marsha Songcome, Jon-Scott Clark, Mariam-Teak Lee, Alexlzandra Sarmiento, Jade Albertsen, Curtis Angus, Jonathan Bishop, Kelly Downing, Leslie Garcia Bowman, Lia Given, Greg Haney, Leah Hill, Barney Hudson, Waylon Jacobs, Phoebe Liberty, Christopher Tendai, Lindsey Tierney.
Commentaires : Hamilton will open at the refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre in Victoria in November 2017, with an official press opening in December 2017
Presse : "In the end, however, the power of Hamilton lies in its ability to make the past seem vividly present. It suggests its subject was an Icarus who flew too close to the sun. But it also shows that he was an outsider who believed in strong central government and an enlightened capitalism. Above all, Miranda has created an invigorating and original musical that, at a time of national crisis, celebrates America’s overwhelming debt to the immigrant."
Michael Billington, The Guardian ★★★★★

"This musical is history in the re-making and I mean that quite literally."
Ann Treneman, The Times ★★★★★

"Whether or not Hamilton is the best musical of our generation – it clearly is, but whatever – it’s been a hit for the only reason anything is a hit: because it is a great work of entertainment."
Andrzej Łukowski, Time Out ★★★★★

"Reviewing it feels like sizing up the Mona Lisa or Beethoven’s Fifth and, in truth, Hamilton lands on the London stage looking every inch the classic."
Matt Trueman, Variety

"“The Greatest Show on Earth”, one paper declared the other day. C’mon! But seriously folks, there’s going to be more where that came from, because – lock up your doubters: I have to report that it really is as good as we’ve been told."
Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph ★★★★★

"Hamilton is a touchstone. It’s zeitgeist, youthquake, Momentum, it’s woke, it’s post-musical. From masculinity, power struggles and the small things on earth, it metastasises into a crying epic about legacy, principle, nations, all the incredible mongrel people within those nations, and how all those people – every single one – can change the world."
Tim Bano, The Stage ★★★★★

"Hamilton is a knockout, and its British cast is superb, with two star-making performances from Giles Terera and, in the title role, magnetic newcomer Jamael Westman."
Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard ★★★★★

"This has been the most frenziedly anticipated musical in London since The Book of Mormon and the implacable publicity blitz might lead even the most mildly rebellious soul to wonder if anything could possibly live up to this degree of hype. I’m delighted to report that, for the most part, Hamilton manages to do so – quite exhilaratingly..."
Paul Taylor, the Independent ★★★★★

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