From bastard orphan to Washington’s right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, an exploration of a political mastermind and scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton.
‘Hamilton’ at ASU Gammage packs $50M economic punch
The first engagement of “Hamilton” on a college campus is in the history books at ASU Gammage as the show completed 32 sold-out performances at Tempe’s iconic venue.
During its January 30–February 25, 2018 run –”Hamilton” brought in capacity crowds for every performance and generated more than $50M in economic impact* for the Valley.
“More than 92,000 patrons from across the state, country – and patrons from as far away as Mexico, Canada and Sweden came through the doors at ASU Gammage during the ‘Hamilton’ engagement,’ says Colleen Jennings-Roggensack executive director of ASU Gammage and ASU vice president for cultural affairs. Four weeks of ‘Hamilton’ in the Valley of the Sun continues the strong record of the ‘Arts’ meaning business in Arizona.”
The economic impact of ASU Gammage’s Broadway series was recognized just last year as ASU was named the 2017 Impact Business of the Year in addition to being awarded the 2017 Economic Driver Award in the Small-to-Medium Business categories by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.
Broadway shows at ASU Gammage not only provide an economic boon to hotels and restaurants, but also lift support services such as retail shops, hair and nail salons, parking, transportation services, babysitters and much more. For decades, ASU Gammage’s Broadway series has been an economic engine to drive growth, change and prosperity in the Valley and state.
“A stellar production like HAMILTON puts Tempe on the national stage and shows that Tempe is a progressive community that supports the arts,” said Brian McCartin, President & CEO of the Tempe Tourism Office. “Visitors to Tempe will often plan their trip around attending an event such as a Broadway show.”
The ASU Gammage 2017-2018 Desert Financial – Broadway Across America – Broadway season continues with Tony Award® Best Revival winners THE COLOR PURPLE and THE KING AND I. The 2016 Tony Award®-winning Best Play THE HUMANS and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SCHOOL OF ROCK. The season also includes a special engagement of the classic LES MISÉRABLES. Tickets are available at asugammage.com.
And save-the-date as ASU Gammage will be announcing its 2018-2019 Broadway season Monday, March 12.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, “Hamilton” is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
“Hamilton” is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway. “Hamilton” is the story of America then, as told by America now.
The “Hamilton” creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award ® Winning Best Musical IN THE HEIGHTS.
“Hamilton” features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, and casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA.
The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.