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Episode 5 of the Take Me to the World Musical Theatre Podcast is all about the musical Hamilton. I saw this smash hit last year in London and I’ve finally calmed down enough to talk about the show without hyperventilating from excitement. In this episode I focus on some of the perceptions and biases I had about Hamilton before I saw it.
Where to Listen to Episode 5?
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Resources – Music
It’s Broadway, Bitch – Spotify Playlist. This now has over 2000 songs from different musicals I’ve either seen or have listened to obsessively. Most of the playlist is from stage musicals, but I have a few movie musicals and musical TV shows as well. As I see more musicals and listen to more cast albums I’ll add them to this playlist. The albums are in random order. Some songs contain strong language and subject matter, so listener discretion is advised.
In The Heights (Original Broadway Cast Recording). This is the first musical Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote/created/starred in before Hamilton and while I haven’t seen it I’ve been listening to the the OBCR and its fantastic.
Resources – Video
Unfortunately Hamilton hasn’t been made into a movie or into a live on Broadway video (though I’ve heard rumours). However you can check out the official Hamilton Youtube Channel. It has interviews, behind the scenes stuff and performances from past and current Hamilton casts. You’ll also find Ham4Ham performances. These were performances that the cast did for people standing outside to see the show or for the lottery (before the lottery went digital).
Resources – Websites and Apps
Hamilton Musical. This is the official website for all the current running productions of Hamilton (as of this post’s publication Hamilton is playing in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, London UK, and there are 2 US National Tours). The best way to find tickets for Hamilton is through this website. It will redirect you to the right ticket seller, whether that’s through Ticketmaster or through the performance venue box office. Be aware if you use a third party website or reseller (like StubHub) to try to get Hamilton tickets they may be fake and the venue has every right to deny you entry if your tickets aren’t legitimate. I’d only purchase through the official website just to be safe. You can also enter the Hamilton lottery on the website or through the app.
Hamilton App (for iOs or Android). Like the website this is the official app that will let you purchase tickets, but it is also (along with the official Hamilton Website) the only way to enter the Hamilton lottery. You can enter the lottery 2 days ahead of time, which is great. The app also has trivia and stickers and some other fun things for fans.
Reddit Musical Thread.This is a great place to go if you want to talk about musicals, or get recommendations on shows to check out.
Broadway Musical Home. This is an amazing website for any musical lover. They have an alphabetical list of over 300 musicals, and you can look up musicals by different categories like “based on a book” and “based on real life.” For anyone or any theatre company looking to put on a musicals you can check out the Rights page, where you can find where to get the rights to put on a variety of musicals.
Playbill has listing for shows (musicals and plays) in New York, London and National Tours.
Today Tix is an App for both iOS and Android. You can use the app to buy cheap, same day tickets for shows in cities like New York, London, Toronto, Chicago, and more. I used this app with great success in London and highly recommend it. Please note: Hamilton is not on TodayTix. The only way to win Hamilton lottery tickets is through the official Hamilton website or App.
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Have you seen Hamilton? If so what did you think of it? If not would you like to see it? Leave a comment and let me know.