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.

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  1. tony proclo says:

    Its a musket, not an assault rifle. calm down gurl.

  2. bosco66 says:

    I am SO excited to have tickets for a show NEXT MARCH, the earliest available date!

    • BillyBobJohnson says:

      Unfortunately, there’s a good chance that several of the key actors won’t be there next March. Their contracts are up July 9th, but so far no news on who might be leaving the show. I think ticket sales will plummet if too many leave, especially Miranda and Odom, Jr.

  3. grass says:


  4. Bill says:

    Who is the guy who ALWAYS votes “F” in these polls?

  5. Charles g says:

    why would you pull the muskets on the performance. Just stupid

    • Mary says:

      Did you watch the performance? Did they lack of muskets take away from that no. What is stupid is people who complain over nothing really. It was their small way of showing unity and yet many of you cannot comprehend that.

  6. Dani says:

    I must be out of the loop. In the Heights is one of my favourite musicals ever, and I didn’t know Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote this. I’m going to spotify and listen to this musical right now!

  7. Annie Sisk says:

    It lost absolutely nothing without the muskets, honestly. That was incredible.