“Hamilton” sets its sight on Oklahoma City for 2018-19 tour

The national tour of "Hamilton" will visit Oklahoma City in the 2018-19 season. Online photo.

The national tour of "Hamilton" will visit Oklahoma City in the 2018-19 season. Online photo.

Oklahoma City will soon tell the story of the United States of America’s founding through a record-breaking musical.

Producer Jeffrey Seller and OKC Broadway announced the Civic Center Music Hall will host showings of the national tour of “Hamilton: An American Musical,” during the 2018-2019 season.

The musical focuses on the life of Alexander Hamilton, his role during the Revolutionary War and the Constitutional Convention, and his tenure as the nation’s first Treasury Secretary.

“Hamilton” uses a combination of hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, rhythm & blues and Broadway show-tunes to highlight Hamilton’s relationships with Aaron Burr, President George Washington and Eliza Schuyler, and his influence on the early political policies of the United States.

Sophomore Kayla Gomez said she appreciates “Hamilton” because of its clever way of teaching the history of the United States.

“It’s more or less accurate to what the actual history is and you get to learn something from it,” Gomez said. “And it’s catchy.”

According to The New York Times, “Hamilton” set a Broadway box office record for the most money grossed in a single week in New York City. In late November 2016, it grossed $3.3 million for an eight-performance week and was the first show to break $3 million in eight performances.

“Hamilton” received 11 Tony Awards last year, including Best Musical, and the 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.

Sophomore Alexus Vanlandingham said she loves the musical and hopes to see “Hamilton” during its time in Oklahoma City, but she thinks money could be an issue.

“I would want to see it but it’s going to cost me an arm and a leg, possibly a kidney,” Vanlandingham said.

OKC Broadway the best shot at buying “Hamilton” tickets are purchasing a subscription for its 2017-18 season. Subscribers who renew their subscriptions for the 2018-19 season will be able to purchase their tickets for “Hamilton” before tickets are available to the general public.

“Hamilton” will also perform at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center during the 2018-19 season.

For more information on “Hamilton,” visit www.HamiltonOnBroadway.com.

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