The poster for “Hamilton”, which focuses on the life and work of Alexander Hamilton, with a hip-hop soundtrack. Courtesy of the Internet Broadway Database.
“Hamilton” is the breakout musical hit with book, music and lyrics composed by Lin Manuel Miranda. Miranda received critical acclaim for his debut musical “In The Heights” in 2008 and has continued to see that with this show.
It chronicles the life and achievements of founding father Alexander Hamilton through an unusual musical style… rap and hip-hop.
The styling is essential to the success of the musical and creates a brilliant recording. When heard, the album sounds more like a pop and R&B standard than a cast recording.
The facts presented are true and historically accurate. Miranda based it off biographies of Hamilton’s life and he doesn’t shy away from any of the truth, pretty or ugly.
The musical introduces motifs of patriotism and the fragility of time (life) that keep the listener thinking about their power long after.
“Hamilton” is an earworm of strength, power and life lived. It is truly one of the greatest musicals of our time.