Obama Attends Hip-Hop ‘Hamilton’ Broadway Show Starring Lin-Manuel Miranda
The POTUS shuts down Times Square.
Barack Obama proves yet again why he’s not a regular president, he’s a cool president. He and his equally hip daughters Malia and Sasha went to see Hamilton, a hip-hop rendition of Alexander Hamilton’s life written by Tony Award-winning composer and star actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda (see In The Heights). The show is comprised of a largely black and Latino cast, and even features a rap battle between Thomas Jefferson and Hamilton.
Attendees were psyched to see the POTUS among mere mortals and snapped their best fuzzy pictures of him before security could notice. Lin-Manuel, who was just as excited, shared a video of the three actresses who play the Schuyler Sisters singing about performing for the prez. One word: LOL.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 18, 2015
Speaking with the New York Times, the Puerto Rican scribe described the occasion as surreal. “It was a real kick to see the first three presidents of the United States onstage while sitting with the current president,” he said. “He’s in that line.”
See more photos of the show's reception hosted by Hennessy, up top.