From Last Five Years to The Notorious B.I.G. – Hamilton Shout-Outs and References You Need to Know

News   From Last Five Years to The Notorious B.I.G. – Hamilton Shout-Outs and References You Need to Know
As the Aug. 6 opening night of Hamilton draws closer, the list of song titles in the printed Playbill is becoming finalized. That's usual. What's unusual is the fact that the show has added a list of "references to...classics" of Broadway and hip-hop that are sampled or quoted in the show.

The referenced tunes include works by more than a dozen artists, from Gilbert & Sullivan to The Notorious B.I.G.

These will be able to be heard in the theatre and on the original cast album, which will be released this fall by Atlantic Records.

The page in the Playbill program says, "The score of Hamilton contains references to the following classics:"

"Going Back to Cali," written by Christopher Wallace (The Notorious B.I.G.), Osten Harvey, Jr. (Easy Mo Bee) and Roger Troutman. Published by EMI April Music Inc., Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing Company Inc. All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 424 Church Street, Suite 1200, Nashville, TN 37219; R2M Music (BMI); all rights administered by BMG Rights Management (U.S.) LLC; Rubber Band Music (BMI). Worldwide rights administered by Grow Your Own Music (BMI), a division of “A” Side Music, LLC d/b/a Modern Works Music Publishing. ©1997 Songs of Lastrada (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

"Juicy (It’s All Good)," written by Christopher Wallace (The Notorious B.I.G.), Jean-Claude Olivier, Sean Combs and James Mtume. Published by EMI April Music Inc., Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing Company Inc. All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 424 Church Street, Suite 1200, Nashville, TN 37219; Jumping Bean Songs, LLC, courtesy of Jumping Bean Songs, LLC (BMI); and Mtume Music (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

"Nobody Needs to Know," from The Last Five Years. Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. ©2001 Semolina Farfalle Music Co. (ASCAP). Used by permission.

"Party Up (Up in Here)," written by Earl Simmons (DMX) and Kasseem Dean (Swizz Beats). Published by Dead Game Publishing (ASCAP). All rights on behalf of Dead Game Publishing administered by WB Music Corp., Universal Music Corp. on behalf of itself, Boomer X Publishing, Inc. and Swizz Beatz (ASCAP).

"Shook Ones Pt. II," written by Kejuan Waliek Muchita (Havoc) and Albert Johnson (Prodigy). Published by Universal Music-MGB Songs on behalf of itself and Juvenile Hell (ASCAP) and Universal Music - Careers on behalf of itself and P. Noid Publishing (BMI).

"Ten Crack Commandments," written by Christopher E. Martin (DJ Premier) (ASCAP) and Khary Kimani Turner (ASCAP). Published by EMI April Music Inc., Hertzrentatune and Weblife Music. All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 424 Church Street, Suite 1200, Nashville, TN 37219; and Gifted Pearl Music, Inc. (ASCAP). Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

"The Message," written by Melvin Glover, Sylvia Robinson, Clifton Nathaniel Chase and Edward G. Fletcher. Published by Songs of Universal, Inc. on behalf of Twenty Nine Black Music and Sugar Hill Music Publishing Ltd. (BMI).

"The Modern Major General" from The Pirates of Penzance, written by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Original production premiered at Opéra Comique, London, in April, 1880.

"You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught" from South Pacific. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. This selection is used by special arrangement with Rodgers & Hammerstein: an Imagem Company, All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Here is the finalized list of musical numbers, just added to the printed Playbill:

“Alexander Hamilton”
“My Shot”
“The Story of Tonight”
“The Schuyler Sisters”
“Farmer Refuted”
“You’ll Be Back”
“Right Hand Man”
“Wait for It”
“Stay Alive”
“Ten Duel Commandments”
“That Would Be Enough”
“History Has Its Eyes on You”
“Dear Theodosia”

“What’d I Miss”
“Take a Break”
“Say No to This”
“The Room Where It Happens”
“Schuyler Defeated”
“Washington on Your Side”
“One Last Time”
“The Adams Administration”
“The Reynolds Pamphlet”
“Blow Us All Away”
“It’s Quiet Uptown”
“The Election of 1800”
“Your Obedient Servant”
“The World Was Wide Enough”

The acclaimed new musical that fuses the worlds of contemporary and classic to tell the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, began Broadway previews July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The two-disc cast album will be produced by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, founding members of the Grammy-winning hip-hop band, The Roots. The cast album will be available for pre-order beginning Aug. 7, the day after the production's official Broadway opening.

Additional details on a specific release date are expected in the coming weeks.

The new musical by Tony Award-winning In the Heights star and creator Miranda explores the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Inspired by the book "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow, the musical incorporates historical figures such as George Washington, Aaron Burr, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson.

The new musical reunites the award-winning In the Heights team. Tony nominee Thomas Kail is at the helm, with choreography from Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler, and music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire. Miranda, who wrote the show's book, music and lyrics, stars in the title role.

Read about where it all began — an in-depth conversation with Miranda and his father

The musical played an extended, sold-out world-premiere engagement at the Public Theater earlier this year, and the complete Off-Broadway cast has returned for Broadway. Several new company members have joined them.

In addition to Miranda, the company includes Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening) as King George, Phillipa Soo (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812) as Eliza Hamilton, Christopher Jackson (In the Heights) as George Washington, Leslie Odom Jr. ("Smash") as Aaron Burr, Renée Elise Goldsberry (The Color Purple) as Angelica Schuyler, Daveed Diggs (In the Red and Brown Water) as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Anthony Ramos (Sideways Stories from Wayside School) as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton, Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds, Javier Muñoz as Hamilton alternate and Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison.

Also featured are Carleigh Bettiol, Andrew Chappelle, Ariana Debose, Alysha Deslorieux, Sydney James Harcourt, Neil Haskell, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Stephanie Klemons, Morgan Marcell, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart, Betsy Struxness, Ephraim Sykes and Voltaire Wade-Greene.

Read: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom, Jr. Reveal How Rent Shaped History and Hamilton

The musical has scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Nevin Steinberg.

Miranda is the Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer-lyricist of In the Heights. The musical earned four 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Score and Best Musical. Miranda also earned a Best Actor Tony nomination for his performance as Usnavi. In the Heights was also recognized as a Finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Miranda is the co-composer (with Tom Kitt) and co-lyricist (with Amanda Green) of the Tony-nominated Bring it On: The Musical. In addition, Miranda translated some of Stephen Sondheim's original lyrics into Spanish for the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story and wrote additional songs for the Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's Working.