New York City
You Love Hamilton? The Musical Returns To NYC Once Again
Hamilton is one of Broadway’s star productions. It’s in league with shows like Cats and Chicago. The cast is diverse, and the music is this interesting mix of r&b, hip hop, and rap. Somehow this urban take truly tells the story of Alexander Hamilton in his journey to being one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. It is a story that many Americans can relate to.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius, and he brought his unique spirit and production style to this musical. Taking the starring role, Miranda truly understood who Hamilton was and how he needed to be portrayed. It is one of the many gems found in this musical. It is a must-see.
Hamilton in NYC
Covid has put a hold on a lot of live performances and shows. Musicals like Hamilton have been halted or their scheduling in some places has been changed. If you weren’t able to see it before, now is the perfect time to watch the Hamilton musical in New York now that it’s set to return. The great thing is that with the lifting of restrictions you can fully enjoy the show as it was meant to be seen.
Hamilton is superbly written, and the cast is simply amazing. It’s this wonderful combination of historic and modern. The music will surely pull you in and the nuances throughout the entire show will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Some fun facts you may not have known about the musical or its production.
Hamilton was inspired by a biography – The musical was inspired by the biography of Alexander Hamilton written by Ron Chernow. Miranda came across the book during one of his travels and the life of Hamilton intrigued him to the extent that this “passion child” was born.
Hamilton started as a mixtape – The musical started off as a mixtape. Before the actual production and play were written, the music took shape. Miranda imagined his dream cast, including all of his favorite actors playing each character, and included that into the sound and style of each song. In a way, this is why the music feels so familiar even though it is innovative and has never been done on Broadway before.
Hamilton’s casting was deliberate – The cast was chosen deliberately. The intention was to remove the focus off of what each cast member was and put it on to who their character was. Sometimes productions end up being limited when there is a set idea of what the characters and the musical should look like. With Hamilton, the music was already a shift away from traditional forms, so it made sense for the characters to go that route as well.
Hamilton’s music was written on the go – The music was written on the go. Miranda wrote the song as he was going about his daily life and that energy can be felt in the songs. The method is as unconventional as the production itself.
Hamilton is worth the money and the viewing time. This is one musical you won’t regret watching. Afterward, you can watch the movie to get the whole scope of what the music has developed into in entertainment culture.