A review of Hamilton: An American Musical

A review of Hamilton

Hamilton:An American Musical, more casually known as just Hamilton is a musical with music, dialogues, and a book by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The American musical tells a story of the founding father of America, Alexander Hamilton and was inspired by Ron Chernow’s 2004 biography ‘Alexander Hamilton’. The show makes heavy use of hip hop, R&B, pop, and soul. Many people describe the show as “America then, as told by America now.”

The show premiered at the Public Theatre, Off Broadway where it was sold out on February 17, 2015. It won eight Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical. Later, Hamilton received 16 nominations and 11 awards at the 2016 Tony Awards. 

Stage and film director Thomas Kail says the musical is “A record of a phenomenon once it’s done and gone” What’s been written its bumptious, bountiful virtues of “Hamilton” is about what you see right here, in this now. “I’m proud of ‘Hamilton,’” Kail says in the introduction, “because I feel like we made something that spoke to the moment we made it and can speak to the moment now.” Also Read– Hamilton performer Okieriete Onaodowan talks auditions

Hamilton grossed more than half-billion dollars and only produced for 12.5 million. The many planned touring productions would have made millions if it weren’t for the pandemic. Disney had organized a theatrical release for October 2021. Due to the lockdown of theaters, Disney released the stage recording on Disney Plus.

Lin Manuel Miranda feels “So much of what ‘Hamilton’ is about, is how history remembers and how that changes over time.” He further added, “I think the show is different depending on where you are and when you see it.” 

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“This is a show that premiered during the Obama administration, which is a very different White House than the one we have now. The words haven’t changed but the world has changed,” he concluded.


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