Hamilton: The Revolution was aptly named; not only does it tell the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the central figures of America’s founding (and the architect of our financial system), but it does so in an incredible fusion of hip-hop and Broadway spectacle that has taken professional theatre by storm. From the riveting story […]
For months, Hamilton has been the hottest ticket on Broadway—and the madness is spreading. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s historically inspired, hip-hop flavored musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton is sold out in New York City into 2017, and we can expect a similar frenzy when the show opens in Chicago this fall and the national tour takes off […]
In 2007, Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda picked up a copy of Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow, in an airport bookstore. He became obsessed with it and was soon inspired to start work on the Broadway show Hamilton, bringing his hip-hop inflected New York style to the 18th-century story of one of America’s most talented—and most overlooked—Founding […]
In musical theater parlance, “book” refers to the non-sung portions of the script, or the dialogue and stage directions. But there are more books in musical theater: the actual books that inspired some of the biggest musicals of all time (some of which eclipsed the popularity and prominence of the source material!).