Happy New Year!


Dear Friends,

Happy New Year!  We thought we’d start 2016 off on a high note: something wonderful has happened in the theatre this year, which we are calling a once-in-10-year event!
It is the arrival of the magnificent new musical on Broadway: Hamilton.
The author, who also acts in this incredible play, Lin-Manuel Miranda, has done so many marvelous things in the creation of this musical that is it impossible to describe them all!
He first read about Alexander Hamilton on a vacation, and at the time, had no idea that he would be so inspired. 
Miranda set Hamilton in modern language. All the music is Hip Hop and everything is modernized.  It is as if Alexander Hamilton is alive and well and living in the Bronx in 2016! 
We had been hearing all the buzz about this musical; and then read a fantastic article about his writing and creation of this astonishing play–from his reading a book about Alexander Hamilton through rehearsals to opening night–in the New Yorker, which of course made us even more excited!
Needless to say, it is very popular and exceptionally difficult to get tickets in the near term.  However, you can click the icon below to go online or call the theatre to order tickets after next August (that’s right–it’s sold out until August 2016!).  
hamilton official


BEFORE WE GO: We greatly enjoy writing to you about the theatre each week and we would be very happy if you would tell your friends about us, so that we may increase our membership.  So if you know anyone who loves the theatre, we would love it if you would send them our way so that they can receive our newsletters as well!

Many thanks!

Philip & Marilyn Langner

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5 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

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  2. Richard M. Daley says:

    Mr. Langner: I was a former associate of Julian Olney and Robert Franz. Mr. Olney died many years ago, but I was distressed to learn that Robert had passed away as well. I endeavored to contact you the last time I was in New York several years ago for the premiere of “How To Succeed,” but was unable to do so. Are you able to provide any details regarding Robert. I believe you and he were involved with the production of “State Fair.” He and I were writing and producing partners back in the late 1970s.

    • theatguild says:

      Dear Richard: Sorry for the delay! Robert died probably 10 years ago in Wisconsin (I believe near where he was living). I tried to look it up, but couldn’t find anything. I certainly miss him. He was so capable. Best wishes, Philip Langner

      • Richard Daley says:

        Dear Mr. Langner:

        Thank you for your reply about the death of Robert Franz. Like you, I had tried to find additional information about the circumstances, but came up empty. I have a picture of Bob and I from the summer of 1980 in front of the Candlewood Theatre near Danbury, Connecticut, where we put on a production of our musical revue with the remnants of the old Guy Lombardo Orchestra called “Too Much Mustard.” It was directed by Henry LeTang. I would send it to you, but I couldn’t figure out how to upload it with this response.

  3. […] office!  Even the Times article said that “counterfeit tickets were rare.” Well, as we mentioned at the beginning of the month, Hamilton’s popularity is sky-rocketing and–apparently indicative of their […]

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