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Monday, August 18, 2014

Hamilton The Musical

Lin-Manuel Miranda became known because his first Broadway Musical, In The Heights, was a fresh approach to the genre. I loved it. He received a Tony award which was well deserved. Many wondered what this new player would create next. He surprised all. No one expected him to write a historical. His new musical, scheduled to open in February next year, is called Hamilton. It tells the story of one of America's Founding Fathers and the country's first Secretary of the Treasury. Other characters of the show will be George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and of course Aaron Burr who shot Hamilton. Mr. Miranda himself will play Hamilton. Doesn't sound very interesting? Now get this: The score is pure hip hop. And Miranda presented his new show not before a bunch of potential producers in some rehearsal space, but in the White House of all places. The audience included President Obama and the First Lady.

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