Lin-Manuel Miranda packed everything he knows about history, hip-hop, and musical theatre into his new hit show. No wonder ‘Hamilton’ is changing everything.
The two composers met recently to talk music, theatre, and how they clear their conscience.
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.
From Gerswhin to Lin-Manuel Miranda, a look at January on stages past.
“Working” will receive a revival at 59E9 Theaters.