11 Things Every Die-Hard 'Hamilton' Fan Wants You To Know
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"Hamilton" is a Broadway musical.
More specifically, it is a wildly popular musical about "a scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America." That scrappy young immigrant from the Caribbean is the titular Alexander Hamilton, played by prolific composer/lyricist/rapper (also a MacArthur "Genius Grantee" and, swoon, the show's writer) Lin-Manuel Miranda.
On stage, Miranda is supported by a hyper-talented and racially diverse cast of singers, rappers and dancers who deftly act out the highs and lows of Founding Fathers-era America. Together, they offer an unlikely, hip-hop-inspired retelling of the United States' revolutionary history, punctuated by dramatic, character-driven stories of ambition and revenge, all driven by Miranda's serendipitous decision to read a Hamilton biography while on vacation.
You might have caught wind of the show on the Grammys Monday night. Or, perhaps you've been listening to their album -- the first-ever cast album to hit No. 1 on the Billboa
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