Michelle Obama Welcomes 'Hamilton' Back to the White House

Joan Marcus
'Hamilton'

The cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway smash will participate in a student workshop and musical performance, introduced by the first lady.

The last time Lin-Manuel Miranda played the White House was in 2009, when he presented what was to become the opening number of his blockbuster historical bio-musical about the founding fathers, Hamilton, in an evening of poetry, music and spoken word hosted by the president and first lady.

Seven years, one massive success and close to two electoral terms later, members of the Broadway cast of Hamilton will return to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to participate in a student workshop, Q&A and a performance of musical selections from the show.

Michelle Obama will host the event, which will take place on Monday, March 14.

After premiering in a sell-out run at the Public Theater early last year, Hamilton transferred to Broadway in July and instantly became the hottest ticket in town. The show has been playing to packed houses at the Richard Rodgers Theatre ever since, with grosses to date of $54.6 million and advance sales of over $60 million, believed to be the highest in Broadway history.

A second production has been confirmed to play an open-ended run in Chicago, beginning performances in September. A touring production has also been announced, including a 21-week run in San Francisco, starting in March 2017, followed by a stop at Los Angeles' Pantages Theatre, where the show will play next year from Aug. 11 through Dec. 30.

While an official announcement has not yet been made, Hamilton is also expected to land next year in London's West End.

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