The 58th annual GRAMMYs are coming Feb. 15, and they'll take a minute to get historical. The cast of Hamilton—the hip-hop/R&B-infused musical that's captured the heart of the nation—will perform a song in a live performance beamed in from Broadway's Richard Rogers Theatre. USA Today writes that this is a first for the GRAMMYs, as well as for Hamilton.
"We're going to do the opening number, scream with joy, and then celebrate the fact that we were just on the GRAMMYs," says creator, star, writer, songwriter and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda. "Best night ever." A live audience will be in the house in New York.
Hamilton is directed by Thomas Kail. Its soundtrack is nominated for Best Musical Theater Album at the GRAMMYs, squaring off against An American in Paris, Fun Home, The King and I and Something Rotten! Last week, official word arrived that the show will expand to Chicago in September and to San Francisco and L.A. in 2017.