‘Hamilton’ muscial cast performs at the White House

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PHOTO MOVED IN ADVANCE AND NOT FOR USE - ONLINE OR IN PRINT - BEFORE AUG. 16, 2015. -- Lin-Manuel Miranda in the title role of the musical "Hamilton" at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York, July 11, 2015. Hip-hop and musical theater seemingly have little overlap, but that is the space in which Miranda lives, the space that birthed ?Hamilton,? which opened last week to some of the strongest reviews in years. (Sara Krulwich/The New York Times)

Tried scoring a ticket to catch the uber-hot “Hamilton” on Broadway? Your options might include selling an organ or waiting for months. A group of students will get to skip the lines with a coveted up-close performance of the Lin-Manuel Miranda-penned musical at the White House on Monday, March 14th. The cast will perform selections from the show and participate in a workshop and Q&A with students.

Hamilton Richard Rodgers Theatre Cast Lin-Manuel Miranda Alexander Hamilton Javier Muñoz Alexander Hamilton Alternate Carleigh Bettiol Andrew Chappelle Ariana DeBose Alysha Deslorieux Daveed Diggs Marquis De Lafayette Thomas Jefferson Renee Elise Goldsberry Angelica Schuyler Jonathan Groff King George III Sydney James Harcourt Neil Haskell Sasha Hutchings Christopher Jackson George Washington Thayne Jasperson Jasmine Cephas Jones Peggy Schuyler Maria Reynolds Stephanie Klemons Emmy Raver-Lampman Morgan Marcell Leslie Odom, Jr. Aaron Burr Okieriete Onaodowan Hercules Mulligan James Madison Anthony Ramos John Laurens Phillip Hamilton Jon Rua Austin Smith Phillipa Soo Eliza Hamilton Seth Stewart Betsy Struxness Ephraim Sykes Voltaire Wade-Green Standby: Javier Muñoz (Alexander Hamilton) Production Credits: Thomas Kail (Director) Andy Blankenbuehler (Choreographer) David Korins (Scenic Design) Paul Tazewell (Costume Design) Howell Binkley (Lighting Design) Other Credits: Lyrics by: Lin-Manuel Miranda Music by: Lin-Manuel Miranda Book by Lin-Manuel Miranda

The president has seen the musical twice, and took daughters Sasha and Malia to a Broadway performance last summer. In a video, Miranda explains that the cast is trying out an educational program tied to the show — and promised to share videos shot at 1600 Penn. “You have no idea what’s about to hit you,” Miranda says.”

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 “#Ham4Ham, the joyous, free sidewalk performances outside Hamilton that are stoking the passions of a new generation of theater lovers: “For the past four months, the best show on Broadway has been spilling out into the streets. It started on the night of Hamilton’s first preview. The much-hyped, history-making show was sold out—except for the tickets that are sold via lottery two hours before showtime to lucky day-of visitors. Hours before the first preview was to begin, more than 700 fans showed up hoping to enter that ticket lottery—a pre-show turnout of the sort that hadn’t been seen since the closing night of Rent….

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton’s composer, lyricist, and star, seems to have a special place in his heart for lotteries and against-all-odds stories. His first musical, In the Heights, centered around what happens to the neighborhood of Washington Heights when the owner of a small bodega (played in the show’s original run by Miranda) discovers that he sold a winning lottery ticket worth $96,000. His newest musical tells another improbable success story, about “the founding father without a father” who went from orphaned immigrant to George Washington’s right-hand man. So perhaps it’s no surprise that Miranda responded to this extraordinary turnout of fans hoping for lightning to strike: Caught by surprise and moved by the crowd, he came out the stage doors onto 46th Street to give a short speech to the crowd. The afternoon of the next show, on Tuesday, July 15, Miranda made theater history all over again, inaugurating what could be a new Broadway tradition with the first official #Ham4Ham performance. Now, a couple of times a week, even those Broadway fans who can’t see Hamilton—because they didn’t win the lottery, or because they live far away from New York—get a special show just for them, in person or on the Internet…continued”

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Opening night of the Broadway musical 'Hamilton' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre - Curtain Call Featuring: Okieriete Onaodowan, Jon Rua, Leslie Odom Jr, Phillipa Soo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson, Anthony Ramos, Ariana DeBose Where: New York City, New York, United States When: 06 Aug 2015 Credit: Joseph Marzullo/WENN.com

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs at the White House Poetry Jam: a preview of ‘Hamilton’ & comes full circle from May 12, 2009.

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On the way to D.C.

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First Lady Michelle Obama Welcomes the Broadway cast of HAMILTON to the White House

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President Obama Delivers Brief Opening Remarks to the Performance from HAMILTON

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