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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.

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1 Hamilton peut-être considéré comme un Top musical


Historique du musical

Génèse du 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".

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Liste des chansons

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.

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Versions du musical

Versions majeures de Hamilton

Version 1

Hamiltion (2017-12-Victoria Palace Theatre-London) (Original London)
Durée : 6 mois 3 semaines Se joue actuellement
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 21 novembre 2017
Première : mercredi 06 décembre 2017
Dernière : Open end, ouvert actuellement jusqu'au sam 30 juin 2018
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Chorégraphie :
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Commentaires :
Hamilton will open at the refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre in Victoria in November 2017, with an official press opening in December 2017
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Version 2

Hamilton (2015-02-Public Theatre Newman-Off Broadway) (Original)
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
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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.
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Version 3

Hamilton (2015-02-Richard Rodgers Theatre-Broadway) (Original Broadway)
Durée : 2 ans 7 mois
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
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.
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