The touring Broadway show "Hamilton: An American Musical" opened Tuesday night at Proctors to a sold-out audience.
"Hamilton," which premiered Off-Broadway on Jan. 20, 2015, at The Public Theater in New York, continues through Sunday, Aug. 25, in Schenectady.
The sung-and-rapped musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton features music, lyrics and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda and is inspired by the 2004 biography "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow.
In 2016, "Hamilton" received a record-setting 16 Tony Award nominations after transferring to Broadway. The first U.S. national tour of the show began in March 2017. This is the third U.S. tour of the musical.
Gazette theater critic Paul Lamar is attending tonight's show. Watch for his review Thursday morning on dailygazette.com and in Friday's print editions of The Daily Gazette. Limited tickets are available for the show. Visit proctors.org.
The Gazette previewed the show in several stories, including:
- Stephanie Umoh talks about her role as Angelica Schuyler
- "Hamilton" creating new generation of history buffs
- Clear-bag policy set for "Hamilton"