American Exceptionalism Meets Hip Hop in New Broadway Show, ‘Hamilton’

By Published on February 23, 2015

“Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop chronicle of the rise and fall of the man on the $10 bill, is the most exciting and significant musical of the past decade. Even though it’s an 18th-century costume drama, “Hamilton” sounds as up-to-date as a Nicki Minaj single. Nor is its surging immediacy merely a function of Mr. Miranda’s decision to tell Alexander Hamilton ’s story in the blunt language of rap, for “Hamilton” is as theatrically vital as it is musically fresh.

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