Hamilton: Hillary Clinton fundraiser performance announced for July 12
Hillary Clinton is about to get a boost of Tony-winning star power. According to an email sent to subscribers on Saturday, the Clinton campaign announced an extra performance of Broadway’s Hamilton has been added as a fundraiser to support the presumed democratic presidential nominee.
Set up by the Hillary Victory Fund, the performance will be a Tuesday matinee on July 12 at the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York City. Tickets start at $2,700 for general seating and go all the way up to “event chair” seating at $100,000, which includes “two Premium Seats and Wrap Party with Hillary and other special guests, and invitation to the Democratic National Convention.”
A contest is also being held to give supporters the chance to win free flight, hotel, and two tickets to see the performance. Ticket reservations and more information is available on the campaign’s website.
“When I first saw the musical Hamilton last year, I was blown away,” Clinton’s email read in part. “It’s an incredible feat of storytelling about the fight for the heart and soul of our very nation. It’s a look at history that feels immediately relevant today. It’s a beautiful piece of art with empathy to spare.”
Last November, the Hamilton cast hosted a similar fundraiser for the Democratic Hope Fund with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in attendance.
With his support of that event and now this Clinton fundraiser, it seems at least somewhat reflective of star Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hopes for the November election. Though, as he indicated in an interview last year with The Hollywood Reporter, he says it would “be fun to have Donald Trump” at a show. “I’d be interested to see his reactions,” he Miranda continues, “to the fact that one of our greatest commanders of the Revolutionary War and the creator of the financial system that allowed his father to get rich and allowed him to play with his father’s money were both immigrants.”
Miranda, who also wrote the music, lyrics, and book (winning Tony Awards for all three), is scheduled step down from his role of Alexander Hamilton on July 9, after which Javier Munoz will carry the torch.