Lin-Manuel Miranda’s founding-fathers musical took 10 awards, including best musical, at the Off-Broadway awards on Sunday night.
Honors from journalists based outside New York City go mostly but not exclusively to shows on Broadway.
Recasting American history with non-white actors not only makes ‘Hamilton’ feel immediate, alive. It’s also a reminder that the story is still being written with each retelling.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s subversive new hip-hop history musical richly deserves the acclaim. Here’s hoping it paves the way for more stories of, by and for the hip-hop generation.