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Hamilton: The Man, Miranda And The Musical
March 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Who could have predicted that an 818 page biography of America’s first secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton, would become one of the biggest Broadway smashes of all time? Yet this fascinating blend of history and hip-hop, political debate and show tunes has not only swept the Tony awards, but played to standing room only audiences for over a year! Naturally, as a historian who lives for Broadway, I couldn’t wait to be in the audience. And I can tell you that the show more than lives up to its hype. This is an amazing work of genius – a combination of history, music, performance and thought-provoking content that will long be considered a hallmark in the history of Broadway.
Alexander Hamilton: The Man, The Writer, The Musical
In this brand-new, fast-paced and fascinating multimedia presentation, I will offer audiences a mini biography of the real Alexander Hamilton and his place in American history. Then we will look at the life and work of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the genius who created and starred in Hamilton.
Finally, we will look at the musical itself. I’ll play excerpts from the songs, explain the narrative structure and help you have a greater appreciation for the show, whether you’ve seen it a dozen times already or are seeing it for the first time!