Try Not to Get Too Emotional While Watching Hamilton’s Very Last Ham4Ham


All good things must come to an end. No, don't worry, Hamilton itself isn't ending — don't ever mutter such a blasphemous thing — but the musical's eccentric Ham4Ham preshows, which occur outside the Richard Rogers Theater every Wednesday, are. Rory O'Malley has been hosting the Ham4Hams since creator Lin Manuel-Miranda's departure in July, and despite the preshows remaining as entertaining as ever, they had to end up saying "good-bye." The last one certainly ended with a bang, though — O'Malley was joined by Renée Elise Goldsberry, Alex Lacamoire, and the Hamilton band to perform a wonderful rendition of "Congratulations," which was cut from the Broadway production following its initial run at the Public Theater. (Portions of it ended up being incorporated into "The Reynolds Pamphlet.") And with that, West 46th Street is now free to return to its normal self on Wednesday afternoons. [Sniffles.]