(CBS) — Big news from Broadway to Chicago: the biggest show on the great white way is coming here for an extended run.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole takes a look at its unlikely road to success for “Hamilton.”
It is an unexpected phenomenon, the story of Alexander Hamilton, immigrant from the Caribbean, Founding Father and first secretary of the treasury, told through hip hop.
For the hottest ticket on Broadway, audiences are waiting nearly a year and now its producers are bringing an open ended production to Chicago.
“As long as there is an audience we will be here,” said producer Jeffrey Seller.
More than patriots in wigs, the show is brought to life by a multicultural cast, coping with modern issues and conversing in rap.