Hamilton: The Revolution

Hamilton The Revolution From Tony Award winning composer lyricist star Lin Manuel Miranda comes a backstage pass to his groundbreaking hit musical Hamilton Lin Manuel Miranda s groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revoluti

  • Title: Hamilton: The Revolution
  • Author: Lin-Manuel Miranda Jeremy McCarter
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • From Tony Award winning composer lyricist star Lin Manuel Miranda comes a backstage pass to his groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton.Lin Manuel Miranda s groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States Fusing hip hop, pop, RB, aFrom Tony Award winning composer lyricist star Lin Manuel Miranda comes a backstage pass to his groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton.Lin Manuel Miranda s groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States Fusing hip hop, pop, RB, and the best traditions of theater, this once in a generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims the origins of the United States for a diverse new generation.HAMILTON THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages since before this was even a show, according to Miranda traces its development from an improbable perfor mance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later In addition, Miranda has written than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award winning libretto, the full text of which is published here.Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus exclusive looks at notebooks and emails interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sond heim, leading political commentators, and than 50 people involved with the production and multiple appearances by Presi dent Obama himself The book does than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became an international phenomenon It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don t throw away their shot.

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    1. Beautiful and awe inspiring. This shows the amount of hard work and determination and pure unadulterated stubbornness that went into this musical. Lin continues to inspire me daily and this book just gave me even more insight on his thought process. My love for this musical knows no bounds, but i didn't think that reading the lyrics and annotations of songs that I listen over 100 times would affect me but yes they still had me in tears. I love the numerous passages we get on the wonderful actors [...]

    2. I'm really emotional don't toUCH ME.This book is phenomenal and hearing more about how Hamilton came to be has made me love it even more. I NEEDED TO SEE IT BEFORE BUT I DEFINITELY NEED TO SEE IT NOW.If you love Hamilton you should definitely read this, but even if you don't love Hamilton you will have a new appreciation for it after reading this book.BUT WARNING THERE ARE A LOT OF EMOTIONS I CRIED A FEW TIMES okay maybe I mostly cried reading annotations on the songs that are sad because emotio [...]

    3. oh me oh my this was a journey. i definitely choked up reading about who lives who dies who tells your story. it's just really touching to see the extent of how much of lin's heart and soul went into hamilton, and this book made me so much more thankful for it. i loved the lyric annotations, both the nerdy historical ones and the more lighthearted asides. but that's where the issue lies: i almost entirely only cared about the lyric annotations. the short inserted essays (stories? interviews?) be [...]

    4. Hamilton: The RevolutionLin-Manuel Miranda- composer/lyricist/rapper & creator of Hamilton: The Revolution*********************************************“Every other founding father gets old, every other gets to grow old. But when you’re gone, who remembers your name? Who keeps your flame? Who tells your story”.From the song "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story"*********************************************Important note: My review covers both the audiobook and hardcover versions of [...]

    5. I fell in love with Lin-Manuel Miranda in the summer of 2008. I’ve never been a huuuuge musical theater nerd, but I do follow it somewhat casually and that summer, I listened to practically nothing but the cast album for Lin’s Tony-winning first musical, In the Heights. It was unlike anything I’d ever heard before, but it was magical. I don't know anyone else who's really even familiar with the show, but it’s what I was listening to while I was making the move from my small town in Ohio [...]

    6. New news: This production is coming to San Francisco Paul is going to get us tickets!!!!Excited! A hip hop twist .cal theater with a rap! "To and for each otherHow lucky we are to be alive"! Inspiring creationsThe show is about the builders, carpenters, the story behind the music and lyrics, the crew, actors, singers, dancers, the scenic designers, the choreographer, the director, the history, .e musical performance.I haven't seen this show -listened to the music - but the hardcover is breathtak [...]

    7. This is honestly a work of art. It is on the same level as the musical itself. Reading Lin's thoughts and footnotes throughout the songs was a gift in itself. The whole book is a piece of art — literally, it's beautiful. I highly recommend this for any Hamilton fans because wow.

    8. "Sometimes the right person tells the right story at the right moment, and though a combination of luck and design, a creative expression gains new force. Spark, tinder, breeze." ― Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy MCarterI remember watching Lin-Manuel Miranda perform at the White House Poetry Jam back in 2009 on YouTube. I know it sounds cliched and probably a bit overplayed to say I knew from 2009 that something great was going to be made from this magical moment. There was an energy in this son [...]

    9. I'm so greedy.Even before I finished reading the book, I just kept going "more, more, more, I need more." Not because there wasn't enough information, pictures, or details, but because every single page just made me want more. And Hamilton: The Revolution does provide everything you may want to know about the conception, creation, birth, and production of Hamilton the Musical. It's an in-depth look at the behind scenes for just about every aspect of the show: how Lin-Manuel came up with the idea [...]

    10. ❝Inevitable in retrospect but unprecedented and all but I M P O S S I B L E to imagine at the time.❞Such a beautiful and inspiring book. I want to read it over and over on the off chance that even the tiniest fraction of positivity, determination and creativity might rub of on me.

    11. I hereby award this book ten million stars and a book hangover. Seriously, if I could give it every damned star in the cosmos, I would. This is honestly the most beautiful book I've ever seen in my life. The way they've tried to make it look like an eighteenth century book is A+. The texture and quality of the paper is wonderful. The photographs are astonishingly gorgeous and give you a real sense of how the show is staged and choreographed. It took me days to read this, despite it being less th [...]

    12. TO THE REVOLUTION!Oh man. I had friends telling me to listen to the Hamilton soundtrack for months before I finally did, and I was completely blown away once I acquiesced. The music was incredible, and the fact that most parts were played by people of color made me so incredibly happy. When the show was extended, I bought a ticket (three more months!) and I hope to see it when it's here in LA as well. The musical has been a game-changer, not only because of the music and casting, but because of [...]

    13. My initial thoughts after finishing:If I'm being completely honest, I was mostly in it for Lin's annotations, for the lyrics combined in a pretty books and for the photos, of course. I just thought I'd let myself be surprised by the rest, whatever it was. And surprise me it did. I did not expect this to be as emotional as it was. Actually, I didn't expect it to be emotional at all. Interesting, yes. Emotional, nope. I should've known better honestly, since the songs by themselves already most un [...]

    14. UPDATE 1/22/17: Sooo because this world is crazy and sometimes dreams do come true, I saw Hamilton on Broadway last week. :O You can read about our trip here, if you're into that. (We stayed in a hotel that used to be a library!)Hamilton: The Revolution, which tells the story of the musical from its inception through its current Broadway run, has just the kind of fun, conversational tone I was hoping for. It makes you feel like an insider, which is exactly what fans like me who aren't going to g [...]

    15. I'm not a musical type of person, I've never seen one in my life. I've been hearing about Hamilton everywhere, how great it was how no one could get tickets. I thought that f I lived in New York I would probably go see it. Then a few months later I was on Youtube and I came across James Corden's carpool karaoke with LMM. And thought the song was pretty catchy so I checked out the soundtrack and I suddenlyI’mHelpless!There are moments that the words don’t reach , and this is one of them, to s [...]

    16. This is perfection. I loved getting behind the scenes things, staged photos, and most of all Lin's annotations and photos of his journals.

    17. Before we begin this review I'm going to take a moment and get up on my theatre snob (that is the required spelling for all theatre snob's thank you very much) soap box and make a declaration;Lin-Manuel Miranda is the next Stephen Sondheim.I'm not comparing them, that would be stupid except in the sense that not since Sondheim has there been another composer and lyricist who has woven more complex and beautiful songs or seen more clearly into the darkest, most hidden parts of the soul. If you've [...]

    18. Edit:*This play is so relevant to our world right now. This country has been a place where "A place where even orphan immigrants can leave their fingerprints and rise up" since the day we've been founded. Why should that ever change? The fact that people are calling for a boycott of this play is complete idiocy. The only people who are calling for one are those who support the hate and the racism in the first place. How about we try our best to not let them EVER win?*From the moment that my sist [...]

    19. This is an excellent book that all fans of Hamilton should read. Reading it gave me a fuller experience of the musical, it was fun to see behind the scenes stories, and Lin's notes were always interesting. I cried while reading it (the same part I cry at while listening), and spent about a week listening to nothing but the soundtrack on a loop.So why no five stars?Like Aaron Burr, I want more. I'm never going to see the musical in person, or if I do, it's going to be years from now with a new ca [...]

    20. If, like me, you're a die-hard Hamilton fan who rarely listens to anything but now, this is a must buy. But let's be real, you probably already bought it. Isn't it great? If you like Hamilton but aren't in love with it, or if you're interested in the creative processes behind this musical in particular or musicals in general, this is still a must read, but maybe try before you buy.You get the complete lyrics, including the one scene not on the album. You get tons of pictures, including some that [...]

    21. I just devoured this in one sitting! The liner notes and stories about how the show came together we're all fascinating to me, as I've been a rabid fan for the last year. This book had a few stories that felt dense or like they just existed to take up space, and some of the actual writing (of the background stories, not lyrics) felt simplistic. Thats why I'm not giving this 5 stars.'Hamilton' itself gets 5 stars from me every time, and I am very happy I read this! Fascinating insight into the st [...]

    22. This should come as a surprise to no one. I couldn't have asked for a better companion to the musical I love so much.

    23. I wish I had enough words to express exactly what this musical and what Lin mean to me. It has been three years since I first listened to it and I'm still in awe. It changed me and I'm so thankful. (I listened to the audiobook and I cried a lot.)

    24. My 12-year old daughter is way into Hamilton. She knows the words to all the songs, devours anything that Lin-Manuel touches, has read Alex and Eliza, and this book, both in audio and hardcover format.Hamilton is playing in San Francisco, but I told her that we'd have to wait five years or so until it becomes more affordable. But they have that fantastic Ham4Ham promotion (Hamilton for a Hamilton [$10]), Lin's genius lottery that makes theater accessible to the people. So why not? I started ente [...]

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