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Hamilton
is the Broadway musical about the life of American Secretary of Treasury and Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton, with the lyrics, music, and book written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and based off of the biography Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. The musical has made incredible box-office success in its Broadway production in the Richard Rodgers Theater as well as as its Off-Broadway debut at The Public Theater in Manhattan.

BackgroundEdit

Production and lyrics of the musical began when Lin-Manuel Miranda discovered the biography Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow, in an airport while on vacation from his other Broadway hit In The Heights (off-Broadway 2005-2007). While reading it on vacation in Mexico, Miranda began developing early ideas of a musical revolving Hamilton and his life. After researching, he found that a play by the life of Alexander Hamilton did exist, though it dated back to 1917.

Adapted from the biography, Miranda began to draft lyrics and music in his spare time from In The Heights, and created the production The Hamilton Mixtape, brought to life by the Vassar Workshop (with Alex Lacamoire on the piano). The workshop earned a showcase at New York Stage and Film and gained very positive reviews from famous Broadway personalities. Miranda was later invited to the White House's Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word, and, though he was set to perform music from In The Heights, he instead performed the opening number from The Hamilton Mixtape, the to-be version of the first song from the musical titled Alexander Hamilton.

With increasingly positive comments on the snippet of The Hamilton Mixtape Miranda performed, he then performed the workshop production of it at the Vassar Reading Festival, which was directed by Thomas Kail, with Alex Lacamoire on the music. From there it reached its Off-Broadway production in The Public Theater, with an entirely different company (excluding Daveed Diggs as Thomas Jefferson/Marquis de Lafayette and Christopher Jackson as George Washington) and after its debut would perform live on Broadway.

Songs in Cast RecordingEdit

Act I Act II
1. Alexander Hamilton 24. What'd I Miss
2. Aaron Burr, Sir 25. Cabinet Battle #1
3. My Shot 26. Take A Break
4. The Story of Tonight 27. Say No To This
5. The Schuyler Sisters 28. The Room Where It Happens
6. Farmer Refuted 29. Schuyler Defeated
7. You'll Be Back 30. Cabinet Battle #2
8. Right Hand Man 31. Washington On Your Side
9. A Winter's Ball 32. One Last Time
10. Helpless 33. I Know Him
11. Satisfied 34. The Adams Administrations
12. The Story of Tonight (Reprise) 35. We Know
13. Wait For It 36. Hurricane
14. Stay Alive 37. The Reynolds Pamphlet
15. Ten Duel Commandments 38. Burn
16. Meet Me Inside 39. Blow Us All Away
17. That Would Be Enough 40. Stay Alive (Reprise)
18. Guns And Ships 41. It's Quiet Uptown
19. History Has Its Eyes On You 42. The Election of 1800
20. Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) 43. Your Obedient Servant
21. What Comes Next? 44. Best of Wives and Best of Women
22. Dear Theodosia 45. The World Was Wide Enough
23. Non-Stop 46. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

Plot summaryEdit

GalleryEdit

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Additional resourcesEdit

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_(musical)
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1800
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Residence_Act
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Report_on_the_Public_Credit

5.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_the_First_Coalition
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Yorktown
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitutional_Convention_%28United_States%29
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burr%E2%80%93Hamilton_duel

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