(Opened 8/6/15) Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda wields his pen and takes the stage as Alexander Hamilton the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become. Call or visit website for playing schedule. (2 hrs., 55 mins.)
HamiltonRichard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St.
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Places to Go in NYC: Virtual Tours of Historic Homes
New York City features a wide variety of historical homes that showcase our nation’s history. The houses honor people like LGBTQ pioneering photographer Alice Austen, founding father Alexander Hamilton, and poet and writer Edgar Allan Poe. You can still engage with the homes even when their physical buildings are closed because of COVID-19 restrictions. These are just a few New York historical homes and mansions that are offering virtual tours, collections, and more fun events online.
Three Fun Ways to Virtually Prepare for Your Trip to New York
To make sure you get the most out of your trip to New York City, start planning what you want to do before you get there. Here are a few ways you can prepare for your visit from the comfort of your computer.
NYC Tourism Updates This Week
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Broadway’s winter-into-spring season is about to go full throttle. Adding to the excitement is the celebrity count (high) and the roster of productions (formidable). And so we begin…
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Three days of Broadway-filled shows, stars, fans and learning: that’s what makes BroadwayCon a highly anticipated annual event for the Broadway community. This year’s convention, its fifth, took place at the New York Hilton Midtown just a quick walk from the theaters of the Great White Way.
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