Hamilton: The Revolution

By | October 13, 2019
Hamilton: The Revolution Author Lin-Manuel Miranda
ISBN-10 1455539740
ISBN-13 9781455539741
Year 2016-04-12
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
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Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards including Best MusicalLin Manuel Miranda s groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British defended the Constitution and helped to found the United States Fusing hip hop pop R B and the best traditions of theater this once in a generation show broadens the sound of Broadway reveals the storytelling power of rap and claims our country s origins for a diverse new generation HAMILTON THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions from the only two writers able to provide it Miranda along with Jeremy McCarter a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages since before this was even a show according to Miranda traces its development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later In addition Miranda has written more than 200 funny revealing footnotes for his award winning libretto the full text of which is published here Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer Joan Marcus exclusive looks at notebooks and emails interviews with Questlove Stephen Sondheim leading political commentators and more than 50 people involved with the production and multiple appearances by President Obama himself The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders the men and women who don t throw away their shot

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