Everything Hamilton

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My most popular Hamilton post has been Quiz: Which character in Hamilton are you?

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Also popular, my more general Hamilton Quiz — 20 questions that span the history of the show.

My most popular Hamilton video:

Another video involving Lin-Manuel Miranda:

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Watch: Broadway #CarpoolKaroake with Lin-Manuel, Audra, Jesse, and Jane Krakowski

There was a time when Hamilton was just one of many Off-Broadway shows slated for the Public Theater.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda in front of quick summary of Public Theater’s 2014-2015 season, including his “Hamilton”

 

Then the reviews came in.

My video review

My two reviews.

Hamilton Review: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hip-Hopped History Musical (Off-Broadway)

Phillipa Soo, renee Elise-oldsberry and Jasmine-Cephas-Jones

Phillipa Soo, renee Elise-oldsberry and Jasmine-Cephas-Jones

Hamilton on Broadway: Review, Photos, Video

 

I also wrote a popular piece for HowlRound

Hamilton: Five Ways Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hip-Hopped History Musical Breaks New Ground

My first published piece about Hamilton was in Howlround, in October, 2014 — an interview with Leslie Odom Jr., which I updated just as Hamilton was opening Off-Broadway:

Leslie Odom Jr as Aaron Burr on ramp above Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hamilton.

Leslie Odom Jr as Aaron Burr on ramp above Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hamilton.

An Aaron Burr Who’s Not The Villain: Leslie Odom Jr in Hamilton

But I suppose I could go back to a video of Lin-Manuel Miranda I shot in May, 2013:

Lin-Manuel Miranda on His Past Inspirations, and The Future of “The Hamilton MixTape”

Here is my first Hamilton photo essay, in January 2015, a month before it opened at the Public Theater.

 

Hamilton Gifts. Click on the pictures below to learn more, or to purchase.

The official book about the making of Hamilton; includes the complete libretto.

The Grammy-winning album

The history book on which the musical is based

Hamilton: Vocal selections

2017 Hamilton wall calendar

Some of the other Hamilton posts over the past 18 months:

U.S. Presidents on Broadway, from Hamilton to Abe Lincoln in Illinois

#Gram4Ham: Hamilton on the Grammys

#Hamiltome Published Today

Hamilton wins Pulitzer Prize in Drama 2016

Hamilton Cast Rebels

2016 Tony Award Nominations: Hamilton Rules

From a piece I wrote for DC Theatre Scene:
Few could have been surprised that the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama (and $10,000) was awarded to Lin-Manuel Miranda for the musical Hamilton, who after all has already won an astonishing pile-up of awards and prize money — the George Washington Book Prize ($50,000), the Kennedy Award for Drama Inspired by American History ($100,000), the MacArthur “Genius” Grant ($625,000), the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album (which so far has grossed some six million dollars.)

While we’re talking money – which isn’t completely inappropriate, given that the musical is about the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury — Hamilton, which opened in August…provides Miranda, 36, with upwards of $100,000 in royalties per week for writing the book, music, lyrics and arrangements; this doesn’t include his undisclosed weekly salary for starring in the show…

It has almost reached the point where the awards to Miranda for Hamilton do more to enhance the prestige of the award-giver than the recipient.

To be continued….

 

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About New York Theater
Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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