An uproarious Off Broadway spoof of the blockbuster Broadway musical "Hamilton" and its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda.
From the producers: From Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind the legendary "Forbidden Broadway," comes a hilarious new musical that roasts, eviscerates, & celebrates Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton."
“Spamilton” is created by former actor and singer Gerard Alessandrini, who roared into popular consciousness in the 1980s with the “Forbidden Broadway” series of musical parody revues. The musical had its world premiere in 2016 at the Triad Theatre in New York; with rave reviews, it was extended three times.
The show has been updated for its new Off-Broadway theatre, and now features references to the current Broadway season, including: "Hello, Dolly!" star Bette Midler, "Anastasia," "Sunset Boulevard"’s Glenn Close, "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and others. The cast features Dan Rosales, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, Chris Anthony Giles, Aaron Michael Ray, and Tristan J. Shuler.
The latest takedown by master parodist Gerard Alessandrini is satirical tough love: it bites because it cares. The bulk of the show is carried by a jaw-dropping ensemble in multiple roles. They drive the hilarity all 80 minutes; the laughs are huge and nonstop, and let's face it: "Spamilton" may be the closest you get to "Hamilton" without going broke or waiting for years. Beneath the jokes and bitchery, there is a genuine critique.
So infectiously fun that it could easily run as long as its inspiration..."Spamilton" is more narratively structured than the "Forbidden Broadway" romps. The performers are consistently hilarious. Spamilton is not quite up to the level of Alessandrini's best work...he's pulled his punches here. Many of the barbs are far less pointed than usual, more often inducing smiles than guffaws. But it's nonetheless a fast-paced and funny 75 minutes.