Benefit Performance of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton
George Washington was the United States' first president. His war-time aide de camp and Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, was the country's first genius. Soldier, polemicist, politico, banker and statesman, Hamilton had a hand in the making of nearly every major facet of the new-born republic. And, colonial man on the make, he was no stranger to Morris-Jumel Mansion—on whose white wood walls he first laid eyes as an artillery officer during the Battle of New York; where he dined on the evening of July 10th, 1790, in the company of Washington, John Adams, Henry Knox and Thomas Jefferson; and with whose resident, Aaron Burr, he quarreled fatally on the windy heights of Weehawken, New Jersey.
In honor of Hamilton, and in celebration of his connection to both the mansion and Washington Heights (location of the only house Hamilton ever owned), Morris-Jumel is teaming up with the Public Theater to present a special performance of Hamilton, the raucous, much-anticipated new musical written and played by Tony award winner, and good 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 February 5th, 2015 Morris-Jumel is giving history and theater lovers the chance to not only see the show, but also mingle with fellow friends of Morris-Jumel at a pre-performance cocktail reception, and meet and talk with Mr. Miranda and the director, Tony-award nominee Thomas Kail, at an intimate post-show Q&A.
Now on sale are three distinct ticket packages—Exclusive, Premiere and VIP. The Exclusive experience, priced at $250, 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 $375, 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 $500, includes a seat in the one of the first two rows, invitations to the Q&A and cocktail reception, and a one-of-a-kind VIP gift. Students and residents of upper Manhattan are eligible to purchase tickets to the show only for $90 (proof of matriculation/residency is required). Tickets are purchasable online at brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 212-923-8008. Proceeds go to the underwriting of Morris-Jumel’s extensive array of educational and cultural programming.