On February 15th, the world will get a chance to see why everyone is talking about Alexander Hamilton.
The cast of the Broadway hit Hamilton will take the stage for a special performance live from the Richard Rogers theatre for the Grammys.
— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) February 3, 2016
The performance will be take place in front of a live audience during the show's traditional blackout date, and it will see the cast perform the opening number, "Alexander Hamilton." Details on which cast members will take the stage that night or how fans will be able to get tickets for the performance have not been announced.
Hamilton has taken the world by storm, with tickets selling out as far as a year in advance. As a result of the huge sales, the show had to resort to a digital lottery to appease a large number of fans crowding the theatre every night in the hopes of winning one of the lucky tickets in the first two rows.
Hamilton tells the story of Alexander Hamilton's life as he becomes one of the lesser known founding fathers in American history and how he changed America. Throughout the musical, we also learn about his relationship with his well-known rival Aaron Burr and how their feud came to be.
Hamilton was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who has previously won the Tony Award for his first show In The Heights. The show has gained critical-acclaim due to its high energy hip-hop numbers and for its diverse cast. The show's album peaked at #1 on the hip-hop charts, the first Broadway show to do so and was listed as one of the best albums of 2015 on multiple year-end lists.
The show is set to also release a documentary on the show's development process and a behind the scenes book. Miranda has also announced a second production of Hamilton which is set to open later this year in Chicago and a national tour set to start in San Fransisco in 2017.
Hamilton is currently playing at the Richard Rogers Theatre.