Will The 'Hamilton' Cast Perform At The DNC? Hillary Clinton Is A Big Fan Of The Show
If you've been despairing, assuming you'll never get to see the hit Broadway musical that everyone's talking about, there's a glimmer of possibility on the horizon for you. I don't want to get your hopes up too much, but there is one question on everybody's minds right now. Is the Hamilton cast performing at the Democratic National Convention? Granted, it wouldn't be quite as good as seeing the actual show in its entirety, but the diverse, groundbreaking cast of an award-winning musical about one of our Founding Fathers performing said musical at the groundbreaking DNC where we will likely select our first female Democratic nominee for President? It's hard to get much better than that.
Even though we don't have any solid information on whether this historic performance would take place, I have a sneaking suspicion that it will. This opportunity is too good to pass up. It seems like something that the show's creator and former star Lin-Manuel Miranda would agree to in a heartbeat: performing on an international stage at a pivotal moment in our history, at the request of our (hopefully!) future President? Oh, yeah.
Hillary Clinton herself is the main person pushing to make this happen; Miranda is one name on a list of "young pop artists" whom Clinton is pursuing to try to draw viewership from a more youthful crowd, but she is also a legit fan of his work. She saw Hamilton all the way back in Spring 2015, when it was still at the Public Theater, and then again this month on Broadway.
And as if that wasn't enough to convince you that this is a genuine possibility, Miranda has publicly endorsed Clinton for President, so he wants to see her succeed as much as we do. One way he could help her is by getting the gang together for a road trip out to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention to show they truly are with her, so don't lose faith just yet that we might see this performance. I'll bring the snacks.