NEW YORK, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that it will present an exclusive Town Hall special with the Tony Award® nominated cast and creative team of the Broadway musical HAMILTON. The Q&A session, hosted by Anderson Cooper, will air on SiriusXM's On Broadway channel. HAMILTON was recently nominated for a record breaking 16 Tony Award® nominations including Best Musical.
The Town Hall will take place onstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Monday, May 16, and will feature HAMILTON Tony Award ® nominees: Howell Binkley, Andy Blankenbuehler, Daveed Diggs, Christopher Jackson, Thomas Kail, David Korins, Alex Lacamoire, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo and Paul Tazewell.
"We are thrilled to give our national audience access to HAMILTON, and better yet from the very Broadway stage where they are making history," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "Having these nominees take questions from Anderson Cooper will lead to a lively, insightful discussion about this ground breaking show and the great history behind the show itself, and how it is a mirror to today's society and issues."
SiriusXM's HAMILTON Town Hall will premiere on Friday, May 20 at 6:00 pm ET and PT on SiriusXM's On Broadway via satellite on channel 72 and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. The special performance will also be made available on inactive SiriusXM radios as part of SiriusXM's free listening preview program, which will begin May 18 and run through June 1. (Some older Sirius satellite radios may not be capable of receiving the free listening preview channels.)
The Town Hall will also feature music from the HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording, the 2016 Grammy Award Winning Best Musical Theatre Album.
HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.
SiriusXM's HAMILTON Town Hall is part of SiriusXM's Town Hall series, featuring iconic entertainers and figures sitting down with studio audiences of SiriusXM listeners. Previous SiriusXM Town Hall specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Billy Crystal, Quentin Tarantino, Carol Burnett, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, KISS, Coldplay, Ringo Starr, Adele, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Hugh Jackman, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roger Waters, the surviving members of Nirvana, Gregg Allman, Usher and Tony Hawk.
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