‘Hamilton’ the musical coming to Kennedy Center in 2017-2018

WASHINGTON — It’s nominated for a record 16 Tony nominations, but until now, the high demand, expensive ticket prices and sheer geographic distance have kept many D.C. residents from traveling to Broadway to see it.

Never fear — the national tour is here.

The smash hit musical “Hamilton” will be coming to the Kennedy Center as part of its national tour during the 2017-2018 season. Specific show dates will be announced at a later time.

The best way to guarantee tickets to “Hamilton” is to purchase a subscription for the 2016-2017 theater season. New or renewing subscribers of the 2016–2017 theater season will be first in line.

The 2016-2017 theater subscriptions will be available for purchase on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 10 a.m. ET at kennedy-center.org/subscribe.

With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, “Hamilton” is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of American founding father Alexander Hamilton.

It tells Hamilton’s story as an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary.

The musical score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway showtunes.

The “Hamilton” Original Broadway Cast Recording is currently available nationwide.

For more information, visit the Kennedy Center website, in-person at the Kennedy Center box office, or call (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324.

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