If you haven't heard of Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking Tony award-winning musical Hamilton yet, it's time you checked it out! Hamilton utilizes many musical styles, including hip-hop, pop, and R&B, to tell the story of Alexander Hamilton, the Revolutionary War, and how the founding fathers worked together to create the United States of America. Hamilton: The Revolution provides behind the scenes and background information on the show directly from the creator. The script is also included, with footnotes by Miranda that give key insights into how this ingenious show came together.
I would recommend starting out listening to the original cast recording.
This will allow you to listen to the majority of the show from start to finish. The recording is available to check out on CD, or digitally on Hoopla
. You can also watch when the cast performed a number from the show on the 2016 Tony Awards on YouTube here
. If you love listening to Hamilton as much as I did, you'll want to read more about it in Hamilton: The Revolution, available to check out in book form or as an eBook on Overdrive
. Disclaimer: there is some explicit language in the musical, so please keep that in mind.
If you love musicals, history, and hip-hop you won't be able to get enough of Hamilton!