“This is history!” Steven Spielberg scribbled. “No words — just exaltation,” wrote Oprah. “The best show ever! (Outside The Producers)” – Mel Brooks. “God Bless” – Denzel Washington. “Fucking Bitches” – Danny DeVito.
Celebrities and politicians cover the picture of Alexander Hamilton backstage at the Richard Rodgers Theater, when they are invited to visit after the show. New York Magazine, capitalizing on the popularity of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton (as am I, obviously), has declared this week Hamilton Week, because Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1755, and is running a series of articles about the musical, including a reproduction of the backstage wall with closeups of a couple of dozen of its signatures.