Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda's acclaimed new musical that fuses the contemporary and classic worlds to tell the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, officially opens on Broadway Aug. 6 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (former home of Miranda's Tony-winning In the Heights).
Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960) were an influential, innovative and successful American musical theatre writing team, usually referred to as Rodgers and Hammerstein. They created a string of popular Broadway musicals in the 1940s and 1950s, initiating what is considered the "golden age" of musical theatre.
Richard Rodgers 1902 –1979 was an American composer of music for more than 900 songs and for 43 Broadway musicals. He also composed music for films and television. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II.