Hamilton Cast Delivers Powerful Performance at Tony Awards — Grade It

It’s official: Following Sunday’s Tony Awards, no one will forget Alexander Hamilton’s name — or be able to get tickets to the Broadway show based on his life.

Already the hottest show in town — no, seriously, ticket prices are going up (again!) — Hamilton did not throw away its latest shot at publicity during this year’s ceremony. Lin-Manuel Miranda, personally nominated for three awards, was joined on the Tonys stage by his show’s stellar ensemble for a moving performance of “Yorktown.”

Even without the aid of its fancy revolving floor, the cast served up a powerful sampling of what one would see if one were to discover a Miranda’s Golden Ticket nestled in a chocolate bar or however the hell you get tickets to Hamilton. (That said, where were the Schuyler Sisters? I was ready to “Work!“)

In response to Sunday’s mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, which left at least 50 people dead, the cast of Hamilton eliminated guns from its performance. Additionally, this year’s entire ceremony was formally dedicated to “the families and friends of those affected” by the senseless act.

Tell us: Did the cast of Hamilton inspire you to empty out your savings account and head directly to the Richard Rodgers Theatre? Grade it and drop a comment with your thoughts.