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It’s all about ‘Hamilton’: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s mega-musical comes to LA




People, many who have been there for days, wait in line with dozens of others for tickets for the popular Broadway show Hamilton on June 21, 2016 in New York City.
People, many who have been there for days, wait in line with dozens of others for tickets for the popular Broadway show Hamilton on June 21, 2016 in New York City.
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The Hollywood Pantages Theater has been home to some of the greatest performances, from “Wicked,” and “The Lion King” to “The Book of Mormon.”

This month, the Tony Award-winning performance by the 30-plus cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s original hip-hop musical “Hamilton” has finally made its way to Hollywood. Since its opening two years ago in New York City, the history-making tour based on the founding fathers and American revolution, has obsessed fans with the show’s unconventional way of telling history with its non-white actors rapping about historical figures as George Washington. Hamilton is expected to make an even longer stay in Los Angeles, to the delight of thousands of Angeleno “Ham” fans, some who have no qualms sitting in line for 24 hours.

Opening night is August 16, 2017.

Guest:

Lisa Fung, arts writer and former arts and entertainment editor at the Los Angeles Times; she tweets @lfung