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‘In the Heights’: the musical behind ‘Hamilton’

‘In the Heights’: the musical behind ‘Hamilton’

“And that’s when I knew Lin [Manuel-Miranda] was not trying to be funny at all, like I really knew he was really serious about it,” said music supervisor, orchestrator and co-arranger Alex Lacamoire. “Hamilton,” the current box office breaking musical that defies...

How ‘Hamilton’ changed my perspective on history

How ‘Hamilton’ changed my perspective on history

It comes as no surprise that in almost two years since its original Off-Broadway debut, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s magnum opus, “Hamilton: An American Musical,” has become the recipient of not only enough acclaim to last a lifetime, but a variety of prestigious awards and...

‘Hamilton’ continues to ‘Blow Us All Away’

‘Hamilton’ continues to ‘Blow Us All Away’

The hip hop/rap Broadway musical, "Hamilton," based on the life of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, is taking the nation by storm. The hit musical, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also stars as the titular role, wrote the musical over the course of six years....

Hamilton: a musical for the history books

Hamilton: a musical for the history books

“A hero and a scholar, the ten-dollar founding father without a father:” the opening lyrics of Hamilton, the new rap-based musical phenomenon penned by Lin Manuel-Miranda. The famed, young Broadway composer and actor found his inspiration for the historical-based...

Revolutionary musical “Hamilton” sweeps Broadway

Revolutionary musical “Hamilton” sweeps Broadway

When you think of the Founding Fathers—Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, John Jay and Samuel Adams—you probably don’t think of rap, Destiny’s Child, the Spice Girls, or hip hop. Well, think again. “Hamilton” is a...