The Tony-winning historical musical HAMILTON about America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton comes to the Hollywood Pantages Theatre starting August 11 and running through December 30. Official opening night is August 16.
The story could not be more relevant. Defying stereotypes, the cast is intentionally diverse both as the historic characters and in real life: openly gay, openly HIV-positive actor Javier Muñoz replaced HAMILTON’s brilliant creator-star Lin-Manuel Miranda.
But Miranda wrote the musical to reflect society, and that includes a bit of a gay love story and a woman who cross-dressed in order to fight for the Continental Army. Hamilton fought alongside General George Washington, became the new country’s first Treasury Secretary and died scandalously in a duel with fellow revolutionary Aaron Burr in 1804.
Oh, and by the way, Hamilton was an immigrant from the West Indies.