Has anyone seen this? It’s apparently HUGE on Broadway, performances are pretty much sold out for the forseeable future.
I’ve picked up the soundtrack (after having a bunch of friends glow about it), and I’m liking it a lot. No standout single, but a really cool storyline and a novel approach to telling the story.
The music is largely rap, hip-hop, & R&B, with some strong Broadway/Tin Pan Alley influences as well - the cast is almost entirely people of color, regardless of the fact that most of the historical folks were white as hell. Per Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the music/lyrics/book and plays Hamilton, “Our cast looks like America looks now, and that’s certainly intentional. It’s a way of pulling you into the story and allowing you to leave whatever cultural baggage you have about the Founding Fathers at the door.”
It’s based on Ron Chernow’s 2004 biography of Hamilton, which won a George Washington Book Prize and was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
I can hardly wait till a touring version comes to me - I can’t really justify a trip to NYC to see it, but still…