We were fortunate to have tickets for tonight’s London production of Hamilton, and it was one of the best plays I’ve ever seen.
I didn’t really know much about the play, except a little bit of Hamilton’s background, and in particular his duel with Aaron Burr.
As we sat there and watched the play unfold I kept thinking about what a creative genius Lin-Manuel Miranda is, coming up with the lyrics for every song in the play. And every song was great; It’s Quiet Uptown had me in tears.
Every performer seemed just right for the role he or she played, and the theater is beautiful. It was completely renovated and Hamilton is the first play to be performed there since completing the renovations.
Here’s a full picture of the outside:
and here’s a picture of the stage from our seats:
I don’t think there is a bad seat in the theater; we were in the 17th row, and I think there were only a couple of rows behind us. I think that’s the closest I’ve ever been to the stage at a major play.
There were also seats in the balcony, which again, seemed to offer great views of the stage:
So a big thank you and congrats to Mr. Miranda and to the entire London stage and crew for such a wonderful story and performance. My wife, son, and I were thoroughly entertained, and informed.
Here’s the song It’s Quiet Uptown: