‘Hamilton’ open casting call draws thousands in NYC

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NEW YORK -- The biggest show on Broadway just got a little bit bigger.

Fresh off its record 16 Tony nominations Tuesday, Hamilton is set to kick off a national tour and they’re looking for some recruits.

Nearly 2,000 performers lined up along West 26th Street in Chelsea, all looking for their “shot” with the Broadway juggernaut.

It was a pretty unconventional open audition, as casting directors were looking for singers who could also rap.

There was no shortage of talent but when it came to doing the necessary homework – like watching the actual musical – some performers fell short but it wasn’t their fault considering the high demand for tickets.

The lucky few chosen to move on from Tuesday’s open casting call, will return later this week for final callbacks.