The University of Iowa
Leslie Odom Jr.
Christopher Boudewyns

Leslie Odom Jr. - DATE CHANGE

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Sunday, October 1, 2017, 7:00 pm

Leslie Odom Jr., whose portrayal of Aaron Burr—“the damn fool who shot him”—in Hamilton shot him to fame, returns for a free outdoor concert to follow-up his rapturously received lecture at Hancher last season. Odom and his versatile band will perform songs in a number of styles from an array of sources. With his sparkling voice and undeniable charisma, Odom will fill the night with music. This free celebration is also Hancher’s way of welcoming students back to campus.

The following food trucks will be on site for this concert.
Street Hawk
Marco’s Grilled Cheese
Tacos Don Diego
Island Vybz
The Box Lunch
Dumpling Darling


Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
Robert F. and Judith C. Boyd
James and Loretta Clark


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The Daily Iowan - Tuesday, October 3, 2017
On the first day of October, Leslie Odom Jr. took to Hancher’s outdoor stage and wooed the hundreds of audience members. Odom is not a stranger to the Iowa City area. In March 2016, he came to the university and spoke as a part of the University Lecture Series. He originated the role of Aaron Burr in the hit Broadway show Hamilton, about the life of one of the country’s Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton. Odom left the show on July 9, 2016, alongside fellow actors Lin-Manuel Miranda and Philipa Soo.
 Review: Leslie Odom Jr. shows off smooth voice, vast repertoire on Hancher lawn
The Gazette - Monday, October 2, 2017
With a voice as smooth as hot buttered rum, Leslie Odom Jr. warmed more than 4,000 people from the inside out on a perfect autumn evening on the Hancher Green. Odom rose to fame with his 2016 Tony-winning portrayal of Aaron Burr in the boundary-breaking musical “Hamilton.” He left the show in July 2016 to see what other doors might open — including an all-star remake of “Murder on the Orient Express,” opening in movie theaters around Thanksgiving.
Leslie Odom Jr.'s free outdoor Hancher concert: What to know
Iowa City Press Citizen - Friday, September 29, 2017
What may be the biggest concert of the year in Iowa City is about to take place this Sunday in front of Hancher Auditorium. If you didn't know already, it's also free to attend. At 7 p.m. Sunday in front of the University of Iowa's Hancher Auditorium, Hancher will present a free concert from Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr., co-star for the Broadway sensation "Hamilton."
Hancher concert with 'Hamilton' star Leslie Odom Jr. rescheduled
Iowa City Press Citizen - Monday, August 14, 2017
What was slated as the first concert of the 45th Hancher Auditorium season has been pushed back a few weeks. A free outdoor concert on the Hancher lawn with Leslie Odom Jr., the Broadway performer who played Vice President Aaron Burr in the musical "Hamilton," has been pushed back from Sept. 14 to Oct. 1 according to a news release. The rescheduling occurred in order to accommodate Odom Jr.'s schedule, according to the release. The concert will remain outdoors and free to the public.

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