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'Hamilton' coming to Indianapolis in 2019


The new Broadway show "Hamilton" is performed July 22, 2015, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. "Hamilton" will be coming to Indianapolis for the 2019-2020 season. Tribune News Service Buy Photos

Out of a million things no one has done, bringing "Hamilton: An American Musical" to Indianapolis is one of them. Until now.

Broadway in Indianapolis announced via Twitter the Broadway hit "Hamilton" will be part of its 2019-2020 season.

"Hamilton" is a Tony award-winning musical that tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the American founding fathers, with a 46 song hip-hop soundtrack. 

After opening on Broadway in 2015, "Hamilton" has won 11 Tony awards including Best Musical, a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

No official dates or locations have been announced for the Indianapolis production of "Hamilton." 

Following the success of the original Broadway production, "Hamilton" has had a Chicago production as well. A United States touring production will visit cities across the U.S.

The musical inspired "The Hamilton Mixtape," a collection of remixes, covers and samples of the musical's songs. The album peaked in the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the actor who played Alexander Hamilton in the original production, announced a new series of "Hamilton" related recordings, titled "Hamildrops." He would release one song a month from December 2017 to December 2018.

The Decemberists wrote the first release, "Ben Franklin's Song," with lyrics by Miranda for an unused song in the musical.

Clark Gudas

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