Hamilton on Broadway
- Published Date: May 25, 2022
Hamilton, the Broadway experience!
At the start of the month our Social Media Manager Aoife was given the fantastic opportunity to see Hamilton on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City!
Hamilton is an American Musical that is based on the biography of the American Revolutionary, statesmen and Founded Father of The United States, Alexander Hamilton. The Musical tells Hamilton’s story through dance and song however the main style of storytelling, which creates the shows ultimate uniqueness, is through quick-witted rap. Beloved by many, Hamilton received a record-setting 16 nominations in 13 categories, ultimately winning 11 awards at the Tony Awards, the second-most for a single production in Tony history.
We caught up with Aoife to find out more about her Broadway experience.
How did you find the show?
“It was incredible. Funny, witty and emotional. I was immediately drawn to the powerful voices from the moment the curtains opened and effortlessly followed the story from then onwards”
What did you think of the use of Rap as a form of storytelling?
“I had never seen a Musical where the actors used rap to perform their lines, it was unbelievably impressive. The actors articulated every word perfectly while keeping with the flow of the song and this really kept me locked in throughout. At times, they would completely switch the rhythm of their performance to suit the tone of the conversation, making each piece feel alive and moving at the right pace.”
Do you have a favourite song from the show?
“This is a tough one! All of the songs are catchy and I have had the Hamilton Soundtrack on repeat for weeks but I would have to choose ‘Satisfied’ as my favourite song.”
Would you recommend the show?
“Definitely! It is worth the hunt to find tickets! There is no show quite like it. As well as the beautiful costumes and set design, the thought behind each lyric and dance move powerfully gave me an insight of the History behind Alexander Hamilton. I had goosebumps throughout and would love to see it again in the West End.”
The ‘must see’ Hamilton is still playing on Broadway and in the West End so be sure to check it out if you get the chance!