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Cultural Phenomenon Hamilton Drops Down at the Majestic For Nearly Month-long Stay

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The 2015 hit Broadway musical and cultural phenomenon Hamilton is finally making its way to San Antonio for a three-week run at the Majestic.

Inspired by Ron Chernow’s 2004 Alexander Hamilton biography, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s re-telling of the life of America’s first treasury secretary, Hamilton became a theatrical benchmark the moment it debuted off-Broadway at the Public Theatre. What makes the musical so unique is both the musical style and its casting choices. Miranda infuses his Revolutionary War musical with the contemporary sounds of hip-hop, R&B, soul and even some traditional musical theater. The cast is comprised of a racially diverse group of performers portraying the founding fathers. The end result is a story steeped in our cultural history, with enough contemporary resonance to attract audiences of all generations.

Trust us, it works.

Winner of 11 Tony awards, including Best New Musical, Hamilton is the most unlikely pop phenomenon of the 21st century, and as Jefferson says to Washington in one of the rapped Cabinet Battles, “if you don’t know, now ya know!”

$119-$571.50, 7:30pm Tue May 7 (through May 26), Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St., (210) 226-3333, majesticempire.com.

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