So, too, does the show’s hip-hop score reflect a contemporary sound more akin to Outkast than Oscar Hammerstein – perhaps a reason why Obama, who tweeted this month his favorite song of the moment was Outkast’s “Liberation”, chose to see it. Hamilton opened off-Broadway earlier this year and has moved to the Great White Way at the Richard Rogers Theatre for an open-ended run.
Already viewed by the likes of Hillary Clinton, Dick Cheney, and first lady Michelle Obama, “Hamilton” is unorthodox in its telling of Alexander Hamilton’s life.
Michelle Obama snapped along to the tune, while the president laughed throughout it. Once Miranda was done singing, Obama led the audience in giving him a standing ovation. Miranda first carried out materials from what he was then calling “The Hamilton Mixtape” for a newly elected Obama in 2009. “He’s the OTHER vice-president who shot a friend while in office”.
Miranda is no stranger to politics.
It’s his first time seeing the complete present. Carl McCall and former New York governor Eliot Spitzer.
“That might interfere with the personal nature of the father-daughter time”, he added. He’ll arrive in the city on Friday evening for a fundraiser.
The play highlighted a family foray to the Big Apple in which Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha toured the new building of the Whitney Museum of American Art and ate at prominent restaurants. The Ngs also attended the “Hamilton” performance.