Grammys: Broadway's 'Hamilton' Cast to Perform

Joan Marcus

The cast will perform the opening number of the groundbreaking hit live from the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City.

Hamilton is not throwing away its shot at the Grammys.

The cast of the groundbreaking Broadway hit about the life of Alexander Hamilton will perform the opening number of the show during the Grammys, live from the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. (They won't technically be in the same room where it happens, but it's an incredibly exciting development nonetheless.)

"We're going to do the opening number, scream with joy, and then celebrate the fact that we were just on the Grammys. Best night ever," creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda told USA Today.

The Hamilton cast album is up for a Grammy for original cast recording at this year's ceremony. "We've never done any live performances in front of a televised audience," said producer Jeffrey Seller. "It's always been important for us to perform in context. Once [Grammy executives] said, 'We'll come to you,' we knew it would work."

Hamilton has been a once-in-a-generation smash since officially opening on Broadway last August; tickets are already sold out through most of 2016, and will likely become even harder to get after more people are exposed to the show through the Grammys performance. When the cast album dropped in October, it debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200, the highest debut for a cast recording since the chart combined its mono and stereo tallies in 1963.

The Grammys will air live Monday, Feb. 15, on CBS, and also will feature previously announced performers Adele, Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and Little Big Town. Additionally, Lady Gaga will perform a David Bowie tribute.

Watch the Hamilton cast announce the performance below.

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