Saving Hamilton!

Dear Friends,

We often find it remarkable at those who ask “why is theatre important?”  And guess what?  We found the perfect response to that in the New York Times the other day!

As you may know, the US Treasury has been contemplating changing some of the faces on our bills—and one of the first up for a complete make over?  The $10 bill—the bill that currently has on its face none other than our first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton.

10_dollar_bill

And here is where the theatre’s influence comes into play:  the Treasury Secretary promised to put a woman on the face of the new $10 bill.  However, last summer he came to Broadway and went to see Hamilton.  Additionally the star and creator of Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as theatre patrons in love with the musical, have been lobbying the Department of the Treasury to keep Hamilton on the $10 bill.  The result?  This week the Treasury Secretary just made the announcement that Hamilton is going to stay on the $10 bill!!

hamilton official

THE THEATRE!

You can read more about it—and how all the bills are changing at the New York Times website.

Best regards,

Philip & Marilyn

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One thought on “Saving Hamilton!

  1. I worked for Phillip Langner and Miss Marshall in 1967 as an assistant. I have wonderful memories of that year.
    I started by phoning backers for backers auditions for Darling of the Day. I then worked on the Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern ticket adventure. One of my tasks was to get house seats from various producers for a special service the subscription department ran. If you were a member of that service (very nominal fee to join) you could call the guild and say you needed tickets to a certain show. If house seats were available, I would get them and leave them at the box office in the subscriber’s name. While I made the rounds of the theatres, I would buy cheap tickets – often standing room for my cousins and I. I think in 1967 we saw almost every show on Broadway.
    My last job with the Guild was on the film The Slaves, which gave me my SAG card.
    Now I am trying to find tickets for my 91-year-old cousin to see Hamilton. Do producers still cooperate with each other for house seats?

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