Sunday, August 14, 2016

My Thoughts On Hamilton

HamiltonNow unless you've been living under a rock for the past year and a half, you've all heard of a Hamilton right? Of course you have. To say that the show has become a juggernaut of epic proportions would be an understatement. It is without a doubt the hottest show to hit Broadway in the past twenty years.

O.K. I know what you are thinking. What about The Lion King or The Book of Mormon? Aren't they just as popular? They are. But Hamilton is like something that has never been seen before right? Wrong. Ever hear of a little show called Rent? Hard to believe that it's been over twenty years since it opened.

Now I can honestly say that Rent is my favorite show of all time. It has been since I saw it shortly before it opened at the Nederlander Theatre.  Plus if there was no Rent, there wouldn't be a Hamilton. That is a fact.

Now I personally have yet to see the show. Why you ask? Maybe because it's been sold out since it began at the Richard Rodgers Theatre some thirteen months ago. Do I want to see it someday? Of course. But I'll wait. I personally think paying my rent and being able to eat, is a little more important right now. The truth is if people want to see the show they are going to find a way. It's as simple as that.

Just remember my friends there are other shows out there. I guess the one good thing about Hamilton being so hard to get it, is that it makes tickets to tons of other shows easier to obtain.. After all Hamilton is not the only game in town. In fact I was talking to one of my colleague's the other day about the show and I said, "There were musicals before Hamilton. And there will be musicals after Hamilton." And that's my two cents. Until next time theatre fans.

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