Founding Father Alexander Hamilton was born in the British West Indies. Illegitimate, he came to America at the age of 15. The “ultimate immigrant,” Hamilton fought with General Washington during the Revolution and saved the United States from financial ruin. Tragically, he died as a result of a duel with Aaron Burr. Oh yeah, and he graces the $10 bill.
Lin-Manuel Miranda read “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow and was surprised no one had made a musical of his life. Six years later, there is now a spectacular show on Broadway called “Hamilton.” Receiving rave reviews and Tony Awards galore, most of us wont get a chance to see it as tickets sales are booked until 2018.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, has stepped down from performing the lead but thanks to the Internet, you can see snippets of his performance as well as listen to the entire score with the original cast. What’s incredible about the show, it’s the telling of America’s history by who America is today.
• Hamilton at the Grammys-Cast performs the opening number which gives a biography of Hamilton’s life.
• Hip Hop and History Blend for Broadway hit Hamilton: Interview with Lin-Manuel Mrianda
This is only the tip of the iceberg of what is available on-line.
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