Theater

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

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

“Hamilton” has finally planted its flag in California.

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.

How does Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning blockbuster, a retelling of the nation’s founding in rap and R&B, play in the contentious age of Trump? The boisterous crowd let its jubilation ring out at Thursday’s official opening at the SHN Orpheum Theatre, where this national tour production of “Hamilton: An American Musical” runs through Aug. 5 before heading to the Hollywood Pantages for its Los Angeles debut.

Many theatergoers were rejoicing...

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