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Hamilton at Fraunces Tavern

Watch Now: Hamilton Cast Performs “Aaron Burr, Sir” in Fraunces Tavern

The cast of Broadway’s Hamilton went back to where the real-life story all began, performing one of the show’s first songs, “Aaron Burr, Sir,” inside of Fraunces Tavern, instead of the usual Richard Rodgers Theatre.

Located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, Fraunces Tavern is the setting to many crucial moments in the life of Alexander Hamilton. It is here in Hamilton where the young Alexander first converses with Aaron Burr, John Laurens, Marquis de Lafayette, and Hercules Mulligan, and dedicates himself to not throwing away his shot.

Today only a few structural walls of the original building remain; the tavern was rebuilt in the Colonial Revival style by the Sons of Liberty, who purchased the property in 1904. It now includes two restaurants in addition to several rooms of museum space. The famous Long Room is re-created with colonial artifacts to conjure up its Revolutionary past. Find out more about the real-life locations of Hamilton here.

Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.

With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.

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