The runaway Broadway hit Hamilton was inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow. With a book, lyrics and music by the multi-talented Lin-Manuel Miranda (Moana and In the Heights), Hamilton has been recognized by fans and critics alike as the musical that transformed Broadway. Hamilton has received near universal acclaim since it opened at the Public Theater in Manhattan in 2015, and shows no signs of slowing down. After unprecedented success on Broadway, Hamilton began its first US Tour in 2017 with great success.
Hamilton’s storytelling style is part of what makes it uniquely appealing to audiences of all ages. With catchy dialogue that is sung and rapped throughout, Hamilton takes a part of history and weaves it into a modern narrative that brings the life of one of America’s most famous founding fathers to the stage. Ticket sales have been an extraordinary success, with many shows completely sold out in the first twenty-four hours. Hamilton’s Broadway run was so successful, it broke the Broadway box office record for the most money grossed in a single week, earning $3.3 million in November of 2016. Following Hamilton’s rousing success on Broadway, the show launched its first US Tour in 2017, its second in 2018, and the third in 2019. The Fox Theatre in Atlanta welcomes Hamilton back to its stage in 2020, just two years since the show’s 2018 Atlanta premier.
Originally conceived as the home for Atlanta’s Shriners organization, the architecture of the Fox Theatre relies heavily on the inspiration of ancient Far East temples. Built in 1928, the building is a stunning mix of soaring domes, gorgeous gold leaf details, and sweeping archways that were heavily influenced by Spain’s fabled Alhambra mosque, and Egypt’s Temple of Kharnak. The design was so involved that the Shriners were unable to finish the exotic building, which led them to lease it to William Fox. Thus began the era of “movie palaces” which Fox built his empire on. The Fox Theatre cost $3 million, which is the equivalent of almost $40 million today. The gamble paid off and the Fox Theatre has been a monument to the importance of the screen and stage throughout American history ever since.
Since its premier in 2015, Hamilton has been nominated for more than 70 awards, bringing home more the 50 wins. Hamilton received a record-setting 16 Ton Award Nominations in 2016, winning 11 awards. Hamilton also won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album that same year, and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Hamilton’s soundtrack has had its own success, reaching the number 2 spot for the Billboard 25 Best Albums, and the number 8 spot for the Rolling Stone 50 Best Albums, both in 2015.
How much does it cost to see Hamilton in Atlanta?
Tickets to see Hamilton in Atlanta, GA will likely cost fans just more than $300 per person, though this can vary depending on a number of factors, most notably the seating section.
Hamilton in Atlanta dates
Hamilton begins on March 31, 2020. There is no closing date at this time. Days and times vary, so be sure to the schedule when purchasing tickets.