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Lin-Manuel Miranda joins the "Hamilton" cast onstage after their first show at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. (Ken Kwok / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Luwoye: Once a theater outsider, now he's Alexander Hamilton — in L.A., and soon on Broadway

Click. Click. Click. The sound comes from deep inside Michael Luwoye’s mouth. The “Hamilton” star clicks when he’s trying to order his thoughts. It took years before he was unafraid to do it in front of others, before he "felt confidence in my weirdness."

Rory O'Malley's comic road to King George in 'Hamilton' started in Burbank

Tony nominee and 'Book of Mormon' alum Rory O’Malley is the fourth actor to play King George III in "Hamilton." Under his rule, the role is a real hoot. The Times goes to coffee with O'Malley and for a walk to the Garry Marshall Theatre, where O'Malley got his start.

Don't have a ticket to 'Hamilton' yet? It's going to cost you

If you want to see "Hamilton," expect some major price gouging thanks to scalpers who bought tickets in bulk and are now listing them online at notoriously high prices.

'Hamilton' in L.A.: Think of the touring show as a remix of the Broadway smash

As a musical largely told through hip-hop, Lin-Manuel Miranda's creation has persistence and adaptability in its bones.

'Hamilton' brings its tale of American idealism to L.A. at a moment when it's needed

How does "Hamilton" hold up? And how does this cast compare to Broadway? The Times' theater critic assesses the national tour's opening night in L.A.

'Hamilton' creative team on why the show works: 'My fight every day was their fight 250 years ago'

Director Thomas Kail, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and music supervisor Alex Lacamoire gather to talk about the humble beginnings of "Hamilton" and why it works for a modern audience.

'Hamilton' opening night in Hollywood: Stars, song and some tears

A crush of celebrities and media descend on the Hollywood Pantages Theatre for the official premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical in Los Angeles.

Lin-Manuel Miranda leads the 'Hamilton' ticket lottery and a mini-concert in Hollywood

Before the "Hamilton" opening night, the show's creator and L.A. cast sing a medley of California songs to a frenzied crowd of fans outside the Hollywood Pantages Theatre.

With racial clashes rattling the country, the 'Hamilton' message of inclusion marches on

Hamilton arrives in Los Angeles with a big, brash, hip-hop story to tell.

At the first 'Hamilton' performances, the party is just getting started

Let the frenzy begin: the joyous fan scene as the "Hamilton" national tour plays its first performance in Hollywood on Friday night.

#Ham4All contestants sing their favorite 'Hamilton' songs in hopes of meeting Lin-Manuel Miranda

A contest called #Ham4All challenges contestants to contribute to a good cause while singing their favorite "Hamilton" tune, in hopes of winning tickets to the L.A. opening and a chat with Miranda.

The birth of 'Hamilton,' told by the man who was in the room where it happened

Oskar Eustis, artistic director of the Public Theater, shares in his own words his memories of "Hamilton's" evolution from a 4-minute pop song to an Off-Broadway sensation and more.

The calm before the storm: 'Hamilton' and the countdown until the first curtain rises

With the first preview performance of "Hamilton" scheduled for Friday night, we stroll Hollywood Boulevard for signs of "Hamilton" frenzy.

He's Lin-Manuel's right-hand man: the 'Hamilton' arranger who hasn't let hearing loss derail the dream

Alex Lacamoire, who won a Tony for arranging the music of "Hamilton," has emerged as a bonafide star not only among theater folk but also to another group: the hearing impaired.

He's your Aaron Burr, sir: 'Hamilton' star Joshua Henry on why kids in the audience bring him to tears

Talk with Joshua Henry long enough about what "Hamilton" means to the actor -- and to other people of color watching a Founding Father played by a black actor -- and the tears start flowing.

From chorus girl to leading lady: Emmy Raver-Lampman, the Cinderella of 'Hamilton'

When "Hamilton" opened on Broadway, Lampman was part of the ensemble singing and dancing behind a cast of eventual Tony winners. Two years later, she chats about working her way into the spotlight.

A 'Hamilton' backlash? Why none of that matters with this history-making tour

Expectations may be impossibly high, just like ticket prices. But in the end, The Times' theater critic says, what matters is the work -- and this work matters.

'Hamilton' hits Hollywood: Here's what it took to get the landmark musical to L.A.

Finally, it's here. "Hamilton" starts previews at the Hollywood Pantages on Aug. 11 and officially opens Aug. 16, but first: a move from San Francisco that's way more complex than you might think.

A 'Hamilton' timeline: How a single song grew into a global musical juggernaut

The musical's storied rise from a single 4-minute, 20-second song to mixtape to Off-Broadway project to Broadway hit and worldwide sensation. London, you're next.

'Hamilton' original cast and creatives: Where are they now?

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs and more: Where you will see them next.

The hottest merch of 'Hamilton,' from the 'Scrappy' baby onesie to the 'My Shot' glass

It was a matter of time before the hit musical yielded a "Young, Scrappy and Hungry" onesie or a "Wait for It" mug. A photographic look at the silly, sly and sought-after merchandise of "Hamilton."

Still on the hunt for 'Hamilton' tickets? Here are your options

A primer on the "Hamilton" $10 ticket lottery, how it works and other ways you can get seats – or at least try.

'Hamilton' is here: A sneak peek at the landmark musical's arrival in L.A.

The L.A. Times kicks off coverage with some exclusive photos from inside the room where it happens, the Hollywood Pantages Theatre.

These teachers waited in line nearly 24 hours to be first for 'Hamilton' L.A. tickets

Teachers from a Pacoima middle school camp overnight and are first to score seats for the musical's national tour, but only after a little drama in the ticket line.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton,' as vital as ever, opens in San Francisco

The unofficial Broadway musical of Barack Obama’s presidency has arrived in San Francisco, America’s bastion of liberalism, at the dawn of a very different political era.

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