The cast of the Broadway smash hit "Hamilton" took the stage for a rousing performance of their opening number. The cast won the Grammy Award for best musical theater album.
The hottest show on Broadway was not only inspired by the life of a Founding Father, but also by ... Kanye West?
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the writer and star of the Broadway hit “Hamilton,” revealed that he told West that his sold-out hip-hop show about Alexander Hamilton totally reflects the rapper’s life.
"At intermission I came downstairs and said, 'This whole show is about you,'" Miranda said on the "Another Round with Heben and Tracy" podcast. “It’s all about you, and Washington is Jay Z. And you started writing for Jay Z before you struck out on your own. Like it’s all about you.’”
BREAKING: Lin-Manuel Miranda says Hamilton the Musical is actually about Kanye West!
Posted by Another Round on Monday, March 7, 2016
He said that West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, pushed it further comparing her family to the three Schuler sisters.
"Kim was like, 'And the three sisters!'" Miranda recounted. "And I was like, 'Yes, and the three sisters. It's all about you.'"
The Tony, Grammy and Emmy winner posted a picture with West on Twitter last month.
Write day and night like you're running out of time.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 13, 2016
“Hamilton” remains the hottest ticket on the Great White Way after changing the way Americans think about history, musicals and even the Founding Fathers. It’s sold out through January 2017 with tickets typically going well over $500 and for as much as $2,000 on resale each night.
“One, I think the music just speaks their language in a way that doesn’t feel like a leap,” Miranda told Fox News Latino recently about the show’s appeal. “Two, I think Hamilton is kind of a bad-ass. He did a lot while he was alive, he died young, and I think that kids are more aware of that than we think.”