New Hamilton The Tour Will Show You NYC Via Musical's Awesome Songs
PHOTO: Logo from hopeful hit tour based on tremendously popular hit musical Hamilton. (Photo courtesy MY Tour Monkey)
Chances are great that you’ve heard of “Hamilton: An American Musical” if, perhaps, it’s not quite as likely that you’ve seen it.
No matter, because a brand new New York City tour will shed historical light on music from the hit Broadway play. Basically, you are getting a great deal of knowledge and entertainment as you walk the city. It’s all thanks to NY Tour Monkey, which this week launched Hamilton The Tour, an endeavor that will have you covering almost two miles of the city over a duration of about two hours and 15 minutes.
(Photo courtesy MY Tour Monkey)
Partner Chazz Adler had this to say on the budding new tour: “"Lin-Manuel Miranda's play is an impressionistic masterpiece. The goal is to help folks connect the artistic and historical dots.”
To that end, you will see places mentioned or that inspired portions of songs that you already know and love from “Hamilton.”
Because it's so popular, this is the closest many of us will get to seeing the real thing:
We assume this means some of the more annoying fellow travelers will belt into song once inspiration hits in, say, King’s College, which just so happens to be along Alexander Hamilton’s funeral route.
The website explains the tour as a “song-by-song” recreation of the rise and fall of the popular musical’s protagonist.
It’s a wonderful addendum to anyone who may be just itching to fill their trip with more “Hamilton” outside the various memorabilia stored away in the luggage. It’s a brilliant way to bring context in real world terms to the play.
Adler continues and explains a bit of what you might expect: “By providing historical detail and insight, lyric passages like ‘I am not throwing away my shot’ take on deeper meaning for tour participants. Standing on the actual spot that ‘The Room Where It Happens’ happened connects you to the play in a highly visceral way.”
Interested parties will have to cough up $49 for adults and $24.50 for children for a tour that begins at City Hall Park.
From there, you will see such locations as Hamilton’s Bank of New York as well as Eliza and Angelica’s gravesite, which should tickle the fancy of the more macabre in the audience.
Additional sites are promised outside the Hamilton sphere that will only add to the context of the time. Just keep your enthusiasm to a low hum.
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