Is Hamilton on Broadway the 1776 of This Generation?
Sometimes seen as a conservative answer to the hippie movement of the late 1960s (which had spawned Hair the year before) 1776, starring William Daniels & Betty Buckley , was a close-up vision of the days preceding the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and the behind-the-scene deals that led to this fateful moment in the history of the country.
Hamilton stars Lin-Manuel Miranda as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on the new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington’s right hand man, rebel to war hero, a loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal, to the Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Eliza Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and Hamilton’s lifelong friend/foil Aaron Burr all make their mark in this astonishing new musical exploration of a political mastermind. (sourced from Broadway.com)
David Brooks of The New York Times describes Hamilton as “one of the most exhilarating experiences [he’s] had in theater. Bold, rousing, sext, tear-jerking and historically respectful – The sort of production that asks you to think afresh about your country and your life.”
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