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S2 EP 3: Thomas Kail, Director of Hamilton

We talk with Thomas Kail, the Tony Award-winning Director of Hamilton, about the theatrical sensation’s origin story, its influence on the Internet, online ticket scalping—and more.  

 

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Prior to its off-Broadway opening at the Public Theater on January 20, 2015, the theatrical sensation Hamilton had already gained an online following in 2009 through a viral YouTube video of its opening number. Since then, Hamilton has continued to permeate pop culture and inspire a new generation of theatre enthusiasts.

Our host David-Michel Davies is joined by one of the brilliant minds behind the cultural phenomenon: Director of Hamilton Thomas Kail, to discuss the show’s origins, how online access to its material influenced the creative process, the team’s crusade against ticket bots—and more.

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