SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

September 25, 2015 10:30 ET


Official Companion to Acclaimed New Musical Set for Digital and Physical Release; Exclusive Album Stream Premiered Earlier This Week via "NPR'S First Listen"; Eagerly Awaited Collection Executive Produced by The Roots' Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson & Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter; "HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)" Available at All DSPS Today; 2-Disc CD Arrives at Retailers Friday, October 16th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 25, 2015) - Atlantic Records has announced the release of "HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)," the official companion to the acclaimed new musical by Tony, GRAMMY® and Emmy Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. The eagerly awaited album is available at digital retailers nationwide today, via & streaming via "HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)" 2-disc CD arrives in stores on Friday, October 16th.

Produced by Alex Lacamoire, Bill Sherman, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson & Tarik "Black Thought" Trotter, founding members of the GRAMMY®-winning hip-hop band, The Roots, "HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)" marks the first album to mixed and mastered at the legendary Atlantic Records Studio in New York City. The highly-anticipated cast recording began streaming earlier this week exclusively via NPR's First Listen:

To accompany the physical album release on October 16th, Barnes & Noble will host a special event at 3:30pm including a Q&A with Lin-Manuel Miranda and CD signing with the cast. Priority access to the event will be available to customers purchasing the CD at Barnes & Noble. The event will take place at the Barnes & Noble on the upper east side of New York (150 East 86th St. at Lexington).

Now playing at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre following a sold-out run at The Public Theater, HAMILTON features book, music and lyrics by Tony and GRAMMY® Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (IN THE HEIGHTS), who also plays the title role. The musical is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire. HAMILTON is inspired by Ron Chernow's biography, "Alexander Hamilton." Lin Manuel-Miranda and the cast of HAMILTON have received coverage from notable major publications including cover stories in Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter and T Magazine, along with prominent features in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Rolling Stone to name a few, all of which has added to the HAMILTON phenomenon.

HAMILTON is the acclaimed new musical about the scrappy young immigrant Alexander Hamilton, the $10 Founding Father who forever changed America with his revolutionary ideas and actions. During his life cut too short, he served as George Washington's chief aide, was the first Treasury Secretary, a loving husband and father, despised by his fellow Founding Fathers, and shot to death by Aaron Burr in their legendary duel.

HAMILTON has received unprecedented critical acclaim since its Off-Broadway debut at the Public Theater earlier this year. "Historic," declared the New York Times' Ben Brantley. "This is a show that aims impossibly high and hits its target. It's probably not possible to top the adrenaline rush." "HAMILTON is the most exciting and significant musical of the decade," wrote the Wall Street Journal's Terry Teachout. "Sensationally potent and theatrically vital, it is plugged straight into the wall socket of contemporary music." "Rooted in hip-hop, but also encompassing R&B, jazz, pop, Tin Pan Alley, and the choral strains of contemporary Broadway, the show is an achievement of historical and cultural reimagining," noted The New Yorker's Rebecca Mead, while Vulture's Jesse Green wrote, "HAMILTON not only incorporates newish-to-Broadway song forms, it requires and advances them, in the process opening up new territory for exploitation. It's the musical theater, not just American history, that gets refurbished," adding, "Let's not call HAMILTON groundbreaking. Let's call it, with hope for the future, historic."

HAMILTON has been feted with a long list of major theatrical honors, including 10 Lucille Lortel Awards, eight Drama Desk Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, the 2015 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for "Best Musical," and the prestigious 2015 Obie Award for "Best New American Theatre Work."

In addition, HAMILTON has been seen by some of today's most important public figures, from President Barack Obama (who attended with daughters Malia and Sasha), Vice President Joe Biden, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton to superstars spanning Robert De Niro, Jerry Seinfeld, Anna Wintour, Julia Roberts, Paul McCartney, Busta Rhymes, Helen Mirren, Tom Hanks, Lena Dunham, Madonna, Roger Federer, Katy Perry, and Marc Jacobs.

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