The 'Hamilton' Grammy Performance Was Revolutionary

And in the least surprising moment of the night, took home an award a few minutes later.

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For those of us who don't have a few hundred bucks to drop on Broadway's hottest show, we got a front-row seat for the Hamilton cast's performance of "Alexander Hamilton" at the Grammys tonight. The award show took place in Los Angeles, but they broadcast the hip-hop theater performance live from a Broadway stage in New York, making it was the first time a live Broadway act has been streamed via satellite at the Grammys. Steven Colbert introduced the cast saying, "This is a New York story. This is an American story. This is like nothing you've ever experienced." And dammit, he was so right.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote and stars in the play, led the cast, including Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, and Phillipa Soo in the performance. A few minutes later they took home the award for best musical theater album, with a thank you speech rapped by Miranda, naturally. In case you doubted that Beyoncé, Amy Schumer, Eminem, Oprah, the Obamas, and pretty much every single person who has seen the musical have good taste—well, now you won't. 

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