Grammys Coming to Broadway: ‘Hamilton’ Broadcast Live From Richard Rodgers Theatre in NYC
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is not just retelling history but it is making it as well. It was announced on Wednesday that the cast of Hamilton will be performing live at the 2016 Grammy Awards. This makes the eighth year in history that musical theater has been broadcast at the ceremonies. Even better, this is the first time that the Grammys will be making their way to Broadway. The Grammys take place in L.A. meaning that Hamilton will be performing via satellite from their own stage at the Richard Rodgers Theater in NYC.
Following the announcement, Hamilton creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda released a statement on behalf of the cast and crew (via Entertainment Weekly):
"The 'Hamilton' cast and crew are absolutely thrilled to be a part of this year's Grammy Awards. Hamilton. The music community's response to our cast album has been overwhelming, and we're honored to be a part of such a special night. To perform from our home at the Richard Rodgers Theatre is a dream come true."
The previous Grammy Award musical performances are (via Indiewire):
Godspell in 1972.
The Magic Show in 1975.
Sophisticated Ladies in 1982.
La Cage Aux Folles in 1984.
Will Rogers Follies in 1992.
Riverdance/Bring in Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk in 1997.
American Idiot in 2010.
The 2016 Grammy Awards will take place on Monday, Feb 15 on CBS.
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