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Hamilton: An American Musical

The Musical

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Hamilton: An American Musical, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, chronicles the rise and fall of the “10-dollar founding father,” Alexander Hamilton. Inextricably linked to that of the birth of our nation, the story is gripping, more so because it is (mostly) true, the content is obsessively well researched and based largely on primary sources, and the language is complex and fun. Then there’s the music—an intoxicating cocktail of pop, R&B, rap, and Broadway show tunes—and the mostly non-white casting, all of which effectively erases the distance between the audience and the story. 

"Teaching with Hamilton." School Library Journal website. May 03 2016, http://www.slj.com/2016/05/resources/teaching-with-hamilton/.

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The "HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)" is executive produced by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, founding members of the Grammy Award winning hip-hop band, The Roots. "HAMILTON" has book, music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer Lin Manuel Miranda, who also played the title role. The musical is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire. "HAMILTON" is inspired by Ron Chernow's biography "Alexander Hamilton." (Editorial Review, amazon.com)

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The Hamilton Mixtape, an unprecedented musical companion to the landmark Broadway musical by Tony, GRAMMY® and Emmy Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. Executive produced by The Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter, The Hamilton Mixtape sees songs from the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical covered and remixed by a remarkable cast of contemporary artists. Superstars contributing to the one of its kind collection include Sia, Usher, Kelly Clarkson, The Roots, Alicia Keys, Nas, Wiz Khalifa, Chance The Rapper, John Legend, Regina Spektor, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Miguel, Queen Latifah, Common, Ben Folds, Andra Day, Jill Scott, Jimmy Fallon & more. The Hamilton Mixtape also includes three previously unreleased HAMILTON demos. (Atlantic Records Editorial Review)

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This documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look covering the two years leading up to the Broadway opening of the musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon.  Includes interviews with experts and prominent personalities, footage of the production in New York, and cast-led expeditions to DC, Philadelphia and New York.  Aired on Great Performances as part of the 2016 PBS Arts Fall Festival.

This documentary covers the two years leading up to the Broadway opening of the musical Hamilton. Includes interviews with experts and prominent personalities, new footage of the production in New York, and cast-led expeditions to DC, Philadelphia and New York. The documentary aired on PBS on October 21, 2016 and is available to stream for a limited time online or via the PBS app.

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