Cultural Compass / Broadway in Miami

Hamilton on Tour

At the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Raul Guerrero
Jan 24 · 2 min read

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 was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway.

Photo, Joan Marcus. Courtesy of Arsht Center.

The show incorporates color-conscious casting of non-white actors as the Founding Fathers and other historical figures. Through this use of modern storytelling methods, Hamilton has been described as being about “America then, as told by America now.”

Photo, Joan Marcus. Courtesy of Arsht Center.

Hamilton was inspired on the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Cherno.

It premiered at the Off-Broadway Public Theater on February 17, 2015, winning eight Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical. Hamilton then transferred to Broadway, opening on August 6, 2015, where it received very positive reviews and strikingly high box office sales, and a record-setting 16 Tonny nominations. It won 11 awards, including Best Musical. In 2016, Hamilton won the Pulitzer for Drama.

The musical details Hamilton’s life in two acts, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire.

Location & Dates

The Adrienne Arsht Center — Ziff Ballet Opera House

1300 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132

February 18 — March 15

Tickets start at $79 and go to $399 for premium seats.

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