SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

July 22, 2015 11:30 ET


Grammy Winners The Roots to Serve as Executive Producers for Collection; Now in Previews "HAMILTON" Opens August 6th; Pre-Order for "HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)" Begins August 7th With Official Release Date Set for Fall

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 22, 2015) - Atlantic Records has announced the release of "HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)," the musical companion to the critically acclaimed Broadway show, "HAMILTON." "HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)" is available for pre-order at all DSPs on August 7th, one day after the show's official Broadway opening night at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St.). The album will be released at all retailers this Fall, with an official date to be announced in the coming weeks.

"HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)" is executive produced by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, founding members of the Grammy Award winning hip-hop band, The Roots. "Ten minutes into 'HAMILTON,' though, I was just so stunned. It was such a sucker punch," raves Thompson, reflecting on seeing the show for the first time, while Trotter highlights that the show, "can be your introduction to hip-hop -- on Broadway. And it's a valid one. It's a credible one."

"HAMILTON" has book, music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer Lin Manuel Miranda, 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."

"HAMILTON" -- which recently transferred to Broadway following a sold-out run at The Public Theater in NYC -- 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.

The show was profiled in this past weekend's issue of The New York Times' T Magazine. "HAMILTON" has also been widely praised by outlets from all corners including The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue and Forbes, to name a few. "HAMILTON" -- which The New Yorker called "an achievement of historical and cultural reimagining" -- has received several accolades including an outstanding 10 Lucille Lortel Awards.

Tickets to HAMILTON are available for purchase online at, by phone at Ticketmaster 800-223-7565 or 212-398-8383 or at the box office.

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