The power of Adele Dazeem.
Tony and Grammy winner Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton will have its world premiere as part of The Public’s 2014-15 season. Directed by his In The Heights collaborator Tony nominee Thomas Kail, the new musical features Miranda playing Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers and the first Secretary of the Treasury. The production will begin performances on January 20, 2015 and run through February 22.
Lots of awesome details in there. Lawrence tells EW that they’re talking to a bunch of different theater groups right now to develop it and shopping the outline to song writers. Disney has come on as a silent partner as well.
The plot currently features all the same characters and is a mix of the pilot and “My Old Lady.” Ted’s band would be featured as a sort of Greek chorus and they have a plan for how they’d bring the fantasy sequences to life. They’re not sure right now if the music will be song-writer ‘Spring Awakening’ style or sardonic ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’ style (I’d hope for the latter).
I’m surprised this is as far along as it is and that it seems pretty realistic. I was hoping they’d include some of the songs from “My Musical” but understand how it might be hard to fit that story line into a new establishing portrayal of the story.