Hamilton Quotes by Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Please refresh the page and retry. D epending on the company you keep, you may have heard excitable murmurings about Hamilton. Specifically, one that tells the story of forgotten American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and his ascent out of poverty and to power against the backdrop of the American War of Independence. But it paid off: the song paved the way for the musical's opener, Alexander Hamilton. M iranda also wrote the book of the musical and cast himself as the title character.
In August , the show transferred to Broadway 's Richard Rodgers Theatre , where it received enthusiastic critical reception and unprecedented advance box office sales. They affirm their revolutionary goals to each other " The Story of Tonight ". Samuel Seabury warns everyone about the Congress, but Hamilton disagrees and tries to counter Seabury " Farmer Refuted ".
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Production and lyrics of the musical began when Lin-Manuel Miranda discovered the biography Alexander Hamilton , by Ron Chernow, in an airport while on vacation from his other Broadway hit In The Heights off-Broadway While reading it on vacation in Mexico, Miranda began developing early ideas of a musical revolving Hamilton and his life. He began writing these ideas down, frequently shouting out ideas to his wife, Vanessa Nadal, as they came to mind.
The Broadway blockbuster has finally arrived in the West End - here's everything you need to know about the Founding Father who inspired a theatrical phenomenon. The musical Hamilton opened in London on 6 December , at the refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre, allowing British theatre-goers finally to experience this global phenomenon. But the story of that immigrant — Hamilton himself, who was born on the Caribbean island of Nevis — is not all backroom manoeuvring. It has dramatic highs and lows, taking in revolution, a sex scandal, blackmail and death in a duel at the hands of the US vice-president. His mother was still married to another man, and her estranged husband emerged after her death to seize her estate, leaving young Alexander penniless. So how did Hamilton make his way? Once there, however, he set his heart on achieving glory in the War of Independence and was soon captaining an artillery division, before becoming aide-de-camp to General George Washington, a non-combat role.
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O n the evening of 23 June, I happened to be in a theatre in New York, watching a musical about a man who exhorted his country first to revolution and then into a federal union. When Hamilton: The Musical brings its story of the American revolution to London next year, its certain triumph is going to create all kinds of historical ironies. Hamilton is the kind of transformative theatrical experience that has only happened a few times in the history of American musicals. It joins the likes of Show Boat , Oklahoma! Hamilton fuses American history with current politics, using a soundtrack of American popular music and one of the most inventive librettos ever written. The result is that nearly every song in the show works as a complex historical concert, layering musical pasts with the musical present, just as the historical past mingles with the political present. But Hamilton exceeds its own acclaim.