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‘Hamilton’ Performing Live At 2016 Grammys After Best Musical Theater Album Nomination

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Feb 03, 2016 07:35 PM EST

If tickets to see Hamilton weren’t hard enough to get already, they are about to get a whole lot harder. That is after the few members of the public who haven't heard of Hamilton get a chance to sample the opening from the show at this year’s Grammy awards. Not only is the show nominated for a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, but they will be performing the number "Alexander Hamilton" at this year’s ceremonies.

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is over the moon about getting to perform at the Grammys, as USA Today reports:

"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."

The performance will be Broadcast live from Hamilton’s own stage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York while the main ceremonies will take place at the Los Angeles' Staples Center in California.

This will be the first time that Hamilton has ever been Broadcast live for a TV audience as producer Jeffrey Seller noted:

"We've never done any live performances in front of a televised audience. 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." Seller also credits Atlantic Records, which in September released the cast recording of Hamilton: "Our friends at Atlantic have lobbied the folks at the Grammys since day one."

Be sure to check out the Grammy Awards on Feb. 15, featureing a performance from Hamilton, live from the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York.

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