“Hamilton” Benefit Performance

“Hamilton” Benefit Performance
Event on 2015-02-05 20:00:00
New York, NY (12/15/14)In celebration of its 250th anniversary, Morris-Jumel Mansion is teaming up with the Public Theater to present a special benefit performance of Hamilton, a raucous new musical written and played by Tony award winner, and vocal friend of the Mansion, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Fusing contemporary hip-hop and classic Broadway style, Hamilton charts the origins, rise and dramatic death of one of America's greatest minds; and on Thursday, February 5th, 2015, Morris-Jumel is giving history and theater lovers the chance to not only see the show, but also meet and talk with Mr. Miranda and the director, Tony-award nominee Thomas Kailfirst at a pre-show cocktail reception; and later at an intimate post-show Q&A. Now on sale are three distinct ticket packages. The Exclusive experience, priced at 0, provides the attendee with a seat in the back half of the theater and an invitation to the post-show Q&A. The Premiere experience, priced at 5, includes a seat in the front half and invitations to both the Q&A and the pre-show cocktail reception. The VIP experience, priced at 0, includes seating in the one of the first two rows, invitations to the Q&A and cocktail reception, and a VIP gift bag. Students and residents of Washington Heights are eligible to purchase tickets for (proof of matriculation/residency is required). Proceeds go to the underwriting of Morris-Jumel's extensive array of educational and cultural programming. Soldier, polemicist, politico, banker and statesman, Alexander Hamilton had a hand in the making of nearly every major facet of the new-born republic. His is the American success story par excellance, and in telling it, Lin-Manuel Mirinda has produced a musical our-de-force, mixing contemporary hip-hop lyricism with classic Broadway style. The musical stars Lin-Manuel as Hamilton, Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Brian D'Arcy James as King George III, Daveed Diggs as both Thomas Jefferson and the Marquise de Lafayette, and Leslie Odom Jr. as Hamilton's nemesis, Aaron Burr. Built in 1765, Morris-Jumel Mansion is Manhattan's oldest house. And, in 2015, it's celebrating its 250th anniversary. Scheduled events include not only the aforementioned Hamilton benefit performance, but also an exhibition of new and classic work by the world-renowned artist Yinka Shonibare; a Shonibare-inspired masked ball; an evening onboard an exact replica of La Fayette's frigate L'Hermione; a neighborhood-wide community birthday bash; and a nighttime reenactment of dramatic scenes from Morris-Jumel history. For more information on these as well as other events and activities, visit morrisjumel.org. Morris-Jumel Mansion is a not-for-profit museum open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Committed to preserving, interpreting and making relevant to diverse audiences the Mansion's illustrious past and varied collection of period art and furnishings, Morris-Jumel is a member of the Historic House Trust of New York and the American Alliance of Museums.

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