Is there life beyond “Hamilton”? Of course there is, and with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s mega-musical bringing a new generation to the stage, it’s a good time to point out the other side of the SoCal scene, the so-called 99-seat intimate theaters. Every week our team — reviewers with more than 50 years of combined experience tracking local theater — will shortlist the current offerings and point out productions you might otherwise miss.
Heard of this little show called “Hamilton”? Oh, that’s just a little arts editor humor now that the most anticipated musical to hit Hollywood has rolled into town. I’m Craig Nakano, The Times’ culture editor, filling in for your usual newsletter host, Carolina A. Miranda, who will return next week. Until then, we have a behind-the-scenes look at Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary bit of theater history, plus one or two things for you non-Hamiltonians too.
God has spoken. After some delay and much anticipation, details of the $10 “Hamilton” ticket lottery for Los Angeles were announced Friday morning — and go into effect immediately. How it works: Forty tickets will be sold for $10 apiece for every performance at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, where "Hamilton" will play Friday through Dec. 30.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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