Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and helped shape the very foundations of the America we know today. The score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway – the story of America then, as told by America now.
Hamilton has book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire and is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton.
Winner of 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, 7 Olivier Awards, the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.
Hamilton is at Bristol Hippodrome from Tuesday 30th April, 2024 to Saturday 22nd June, 2024.
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Alexander Hamilton was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, and he played a crucial role in the country’s early development. Born in the West Indies in 1755, Hamilton immigrated to the colonies as a teenager and quickly became involved in the revolutionary cause. He was a brilliant writer and thinker, and his ideas helped to shape the political and economic systems of the new nation.
As an aide-de-camp to General George Washington during the Revolutionary War, Hamilton gained valuable military experience and earned a reputation as a skilled strategist. After the war, he became one of the leading voices in the movement to establish a strong federal government, serving as one of the authors of the Federalist Papers and as the first Secretary of the Treasury under President George Washington.
During his tenure as Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton implemented a series of policies that helped to establish the nation’s financial system and promote economic growth. He also played a key role in the establishment of the United States Mint and the creation of a national bank. Hamilton’s vision for a strong, centralized government was not without its detractors, however, and he clashed frequently with Thomas Jefferson and other proponents of states’ rights.
Hamilton’s life was cut short in 1804 when he was killed in a duel with political rival Aaron Burr. Despite his untimely death, his legacy has endured, and he is remembered as one of the most important figures in American history. Hamilton’s ideas and policies helped to shape the nation in its early years and continue to influence political and economic debates to this day.