Lin-Manuel Miranda—the man behind Hamilton, the hottest and most critically-acclaimed American musical in ages—was the guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night, plugging the musical and its soundtrack. He gave Fallon a brief lesson on Hamilton 101 ("The vice president shot him! Dick Cheney was not the first VP to shoot his friend!") before engaging in a freestyle rap battle with The Roots' Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter. Check it out, Drake and Michael Jordan references galore, below.
He also shared a story about Alex Trebek, and told the tale of how he freestyled Fallon's voice mail. Watch those clips below.
In news that will be very exciting for would-be fans who have been clamoring for tickets to see the show, producers announced that a new block of tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, November 9th. Here's the relevant info:
Tickets are available for purchase via phone 1-877-250-2929, online at www.Ticketmaster.com or at the box office of the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St.). Single tickets to Hamilton range in price from $67 to $177. Group tickets are on sale through the Group Sales Box Office atwww.broadway.com/groups or by phone at 1.800.BROADWAY x2
Hamilton will also be featured on CBS' 60 Minutes this Sunday, and you can get a preview here. "I think the secret sauce is...I can't believe this story is true. It's such an improbable and amazing story," Miranda tells Charlie Rose. While you wait for that, you can watch Mo Rocca's report on Hamilton from last spring below.