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Lin-Manuel Miranda Will ‘Raise a Glass’ for ‘Drunk History’

Two pints of Sam Adams, but he’s working on three...four...five...six? Who is more well-versed on the bad blood between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr—drunk or sober—than Lin-Manuel Miranda? Come September, TV audiences are aboutShow More Summary

“I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man”

2 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

On this day in 1804 Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton died after being shot in a pistol duel by Vice President Aaron Burr.

Today Marks The 212th Anniversary of the Hamilton-Burr Duel - Whether you believe Hamilton really threw away his shot is up to you.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Today, 212 years ago, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr met in Weehauken, New Jersey for the fateful duel that would lead to Hamilton's death and the essential ruination of Burr's political reputation.

Here’s What It Was Like at Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Final Hamilton Performance

A Meowth on 46th and 6th almost made me miss a historic night on Broadway, the last performance of Hamilton for star/creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr), Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton), and ensemble member Ariana DeBose. I was blocks away from the Richard Rogers Theatre, ... More »

Today's the Anniversary of the Hamilton-Burr Duel 

On this day in 1804—“A fine cool day,” according to one young diarist —Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr met in Weehawken, New Jersey for the duel that would put the nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury six feet under. Read more...

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Today is July 11, the date in 1804 of the famous duel between Vice President Aaron Burr and former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. The animosity between the two was built on the differing economic philosophies of their political parties, and years of personal animosity built on top of that. Show More Summary

Look Around, Look Around, at How Lucky We Are to Watch Hamilton's Tribute Video to the Original Cast

Have you heard the news? Alexander Hamilton, Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, and Aaron Burr — commonly referred to their given names of Lin Manuel-Miranda, Phillipa Soo, and Leslie Odom Jr. — gave their final performance of Hamilton last night, much to the massive dismay of theater enthusiasts everywhere. To celebrate the original ... More »

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Final Hamilton Curtain Call

Saturday night’s performance of Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York marked the final time creator Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared in the title role. Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr) and Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton) are alsoShow More Summary

Hamilton’s New Aaron Burr, Brandon Victor Dixon, on Tough Songs, Easy Rapping, and Feeling Like Kevin Durant

When a musical storms the Tonys as thoroughly as Hamilton did last month, the idea of replacing key members of the original cast — especially if they won the Best Actor award over the show's creator and ostensible star — is nothing short of daunting. One way to make the ... More »

Don’t Cry Because Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Ham4Hams Are Over, Smile Because They Happened

Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton — er, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., and Phillipa Soo — are leaving Hamilton at the end of the week, and with their departures also comes the sad end of the eclectic Miranda-hosted weekly Ham4Ham performances. (Don't worry, King George III will ... More »

New 'Hamilton' cast members announced as Lin-Manuel Miranda departs

Well, if it isn't a new Aaron Burr, sir. Tony Award-winning Broadway smash Hamilton announced several new cast members today, following the previous announcement of Lin-Manuel Miranda's departure. They will all begin performances onShow More Summary

Hamilton Announces Its New Aaron Burr and Eliza Hamilton on Broadway

July 9 will mark the last performance of Hamilton with the original Broadway leads, as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Phillipa Soo all step away from the production. A few weeks ago it was announced that Miranda’s alternate,...Show More Summary

‘Hamilton’ Books Brandon Victor Dixon & Lexi Lawson

Two-time Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon is shuffling over to Hamilton from his current role in Shuffle Along to take on the role of Aaron Burr, and Lexi Lawson (In The Heights) is joining the company as Eliza Hamilton. They will be replacing Leslie Odom Jr. Show More Summary

Shuffle Along, In the Heights actors named to replace departing Hamilton stars

Tony Award-nominee Brandon Victor Dixon will replace Tony Award-winner Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr on Broadway in the smash hit Hamilton, and Lexie Lawson will take over from Phillipa Soo as Eliza... To view the full story, click the title link.

Shuffle Along's Brandon Victor Dixon Cast As Hamilton's Next Aaron Burr

Hamilton has found its next Aaron Burr, sir. Brandon Victor Dixon, who scored a Tony nomination for his role in Shuffle Along, will be taking over the role from Tony winner Lesile Odom, Jr. in mid-August. The news comes as Odom Jr., along with co-stars Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexander Hamilton) and Phillippa ... More »

Lin-Manuel Miranda Breaks Down The Central Paradox Of 'Hamilton' Like Only Lin-Manuel Miranda Could

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

There's a little bit of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr inside us all. That is some of the wisdom Lin-Manuel Miranda dished out to The Huffington Post in a recent conversation on the lessons learned creating and starring in Broadway's...Show More Summary

Wax Bullet Duels Were the Paintball Fights of 1909

Wax bullet duels debuted in 1909, at the Panzer Gymnasium at Carnegie Hall. (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-DIG-ggbain-04322) If only the gun that Aaron Burr fired at Alexander Hamilton back in 1804 had been loaded with wax bullets—today, the world might be a different place. Such pistol duels were explosive gestures of pride. Show More Summary

'Hamilton' star Leslie Odom Jr. shares very classy video for 'Autumn Leaves'

Ahead of his July departure from the indestructible Broadway favorite Hamilton, Tony-winning star Leslie Odom Jr. has released a new music video for his recording of "Autumn Leaves."  The man Broadway fans know as Aaron Burr ditchesShow More Summary

See 'Hamilton' Star Leslie Odom Jr.'s Tender 'Autumn Leaves' Video

The day after winning a Tony Award for his role of Aaron Burr in Broadway's Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr. went to film a music video. "If we could've chosen another day, we might have," the multi-talented performer says with a laugh. "It's taken 15 years for me to have a...

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