Hamilton Performs At The 58th Annual Grammy Awards Tonight
Broadway is getting an extra dose of Grammy Awards love this season. While each year multiple cast recordings receive a nomination for Best Musical Theatre Album, performances by these casts are never a part of the annual ceremony. Live performances are usually left to top 40 artists and legends known among many. That is, until this year. With the birth of a new Broadway musical bringing the art form into the spotlight like never before, The Grammys have decided to welcome this popular culture phenomenon winning over audiences far from The Great White Way. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that Broadway’s Hamilton will perform tonight at The 58th Annual Grammy Awards!
For the first time in a longtime, the Grammy Awards will welcome musical theatre back to its annual awards ceremony this year. While the annual ceremony features many performances by top 40 artists live during the ceremony, it has been years since musical theatre was presented live during its telecast. However, that all changes tonight! While the awards ceremony itself will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles across the country, the cast and crew of Hamilton will perform on the telecast via satellite from the stage of the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in New York City. The decision to bring Hamilton to the stage via satellite came as the Grammy Awards lands on the cast’s day off from performance. This way, cast members will not only perform on a stage and set they know but also not have to worry about traveling and rest with last week’s eight shows behind them and eight more ahead scheduled for this week.
As previously reported by Luner on theatre, Hamilton is also nominated for this year’s Best Musical Theatre Album alongside An American In Paris, Fun Home, Something Rotten! and The King And I.
Several photos via Twitter have surfaced throughout the day showing preparations leading up to tonight’s performance!
The cast of Hamilton rehearsing on stage for The Grammys! Tweeted by @HamiltonMusical
The “satellite we’ll see ya later via” in the words of the man himself! Tweeted by @Lin_Manuel
View inside one of the trucks outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre! Tweeted by @jcrystal44
Trucks outside The Richard Rodgers for Hamilton’s Grammy Performance! Tweeted by @BroadwayGirlNYC
Trucks sit in the New York snow as Hamilton prepares to go LIVE to LA for The Grammy Awards! Tweeted by @BroadwayGirlNYC
Luner on Theatre encourages YOU to join in tonight as musical theatre returns to The Grammy Awards and Hamilton takes the stage for a historic return! We’ll keep you updated on the winner of tonight’s Best Musical Theatre Album recipient but in the meantime, don’t miss your chance to be in the room where it happens. Thank you to the Twitter users credited above for sharing photos! For more information, visit Hamilton’s Official Website, Facebook or Twitter. (Please note; Unless a photo is noted to be taken by Luner on Theatre, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post.) And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!