VIDEO: This genius playwright is giving free performances from his expensive Broadway show. Miranda has been giving free performances for the people waiting to get tickets for “Hamilton.” Miranda, an actor, writer, and playwright, received the MacArthur Genius Grant. Tickets are nearly impossible to get. But Miranda has been making it fun a little more fun for all.
He has made a splash with Broadway phenomenom “Hamilton.” It’s a unique, hip hop-infused historical musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton. “This is a story about America then, told by America now.” His first musical, “In the Heights” earned him a few Tony Awards. He started writing it when he was 19-years-old and based it on his childhood in Upper Manhattan. The soundtrack is endlessly catchy. While some Hamilton tickets cost up to $US1,000, Miranda wants to make Broadway for everyone. “I’m always thrilled when theatre gets off the arts page and into our common conversation.” Miranda said.
Story by Ian Phillips and editing by Jeremy Dreyfuss
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