Grammys 2016: 'Hamilton' Broadway Cast Join Adele, Lady Gaga & More as Performers
The Grammys are going to get a little theatric in 2016. On Wednesday (Feb. 3), it was announced that the cast of the Broadway smash hit Hamilton will be opening this year's ceremony.
The big performance was announced via the Grammys' Twitter and confirmed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show's creator and star, via USA Today. "We're going to do the opening number, scream with joy, and then celebrate the fact that we were just on the Grammys. Best night ever," he said.
— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) February 3, 2016
Though the Hamilton performance will mark the eighth time a Broadway show has performed at the Grammys, it will be the first time that the show will actually air from the Great White Way. Hamilton, which is usually closed on Monday nights, will do a special performance from the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. and telecast the performance to the Grammys, which will take place in Los Angeles.
Hamilton's inclusion in the Grammys' performance lineup should come as no surprise. The musical has taken pop culture by storm and grabbed a nomination for Best Musical Theater Album at the Grammys (and was seen as a snub for Album of the Year by some critics).
The cast of Hamilton is just the latest addition to the Grammys lineup. Earlier this week, it was announced that Lady Gaga will also be performing a special tribute to David Bowie at the ceremony. Other enlisted performers include Adele, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding and more.
The Grammys will take place on Monday, Feb. 15, and air on CBS.