Hamilton Pdf


Number of page: 288
Author: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, 2016
ISBN: 9781455567539
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.

About The Author

Lin-Manuel Miranda (Book, Music, and Lyrics/Alexander Hamilton) is the Tony and Grammy award-winning composer-lyricist-star of Broadway's In the Heights–winner of four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Orchestrations, and Best Choreography with Miranda receiving the award for Best Score. Additionally, he is the co-composer and co-lyricist of Broadway's Tony-nominated Bring It On: The Musical and provided Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story. Miranda, along with Tom Kitt, won the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy for Best Original Music and Lyrics for their work on the 67th Annual Tony Awards. In 2015, Miranda was named as a Fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He lives with his family in New York City.Jeremy McCarter wrote cultural criticism for New York magazine and Newsweek before spending five years on the artistic staff of the Public Theater, where he created, directed, and produced the Public Forum series. He served on the jury of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and is writing a book about young American radicals during World War One. He lives in Chicago.

  • Kathryn VandenberkKathryn Vandenberk
    A stirring lesson of history This book brings the music to life. Wonderful lyrics and remarkable score.
    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 HarrisJustin Harris
    Simply Awesome See title
  • Aria LilyAria 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 FeltisKelsey Feltis
    Amazing Read Loved every minute of this book. If you love the musical in any capacity, you will love this.
  • Monica CilleyMonica 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 VranaSyerra Vrana
    Of course I’ll buy it! It’s Hamilton!
  • Ethan Doss-FillmoreEthan Doss-Fillmore
    Its a book about Hamilton (the show) Of course its good.
  • Tyler StrahanTyler Strahan
    Probably the best book ever
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