Number of page: 288
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, 2016
Category: Performing Arts
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.
- Kathryn Vandenberk
A stirring lesson of history This book brings the music to life. Wonderful lyrics and remarkable score.
- Toni FGMAMTC
This is a behind the scenes look at everything involved with the making of Hamilton. It tells how it came to be, how changes were made, who was associated with each part and all the other background information. It explains the importance of this production and the parallels between it and other historical events. I found it interesting, and it made me want to see the performance for myself.
- Justin Harris
Simply Awesome See title
- Aria Lily
Awesome I know I’m 11 but this is the best book Ive read since well my life. It really relates to the musical production
- Kelsey Feltis
Amazing Read Loved every minute of this book. If you love the musical in any capacity, you will love this.
- Monica Cilley
Amazing! I bought it a few days ago and it is an absolutely book. I am one hundred percent obsessed with the Musical and I cannot get enough of the history.
- Syerra Vrana
Of course I’ll buy it! It’s Hamilton!
- Ethan Doss-Fillmore
Its a book about Hamilton (the show) Of course its good.
- Tyler Strahan
Probably the best book ever
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