Cast of ‘Hamilton’ takes Broadway hit to the White House

BY    | Updated: Mar 14, 2016 at 4:55 PM

Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor and creator of the of the play "Hamilton," thanks a member of his creative team after opening night of the play on Broadway in New York. Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor and creator of the of the play “Hamilton,” thanks a member of his creative team after opening night of the play on Broadway in New York. Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters

WASHINGTON — The cast of “Hamilton” is at the White House for an unusual performance of songs from the mega-hit Broadway show.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show’s writer and star, is joining President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for the event. The cast will perform songs for the first family and answer questions from schoolchildren.

The musical tells the true story of Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s first treasury secretary. It is told by a young African-American and Latino cast and has a varied score that ranges from pop ballads to sexy R&B to rap battles.

The Obamas have been big boosters of the show. The president took daughters Sasha and Malia to see it last year after Michelle Obama caught it last spring.

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