Hamilton (musical)

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Hamilton is a musical with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda. It is inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow.

The musical is about the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton through music that are mainly made up of hip hop, as well as R&B, pop, soul, and traditional-style show tunes.

The show is known for having non-white actors as the Founding Fathers and other historical figures.[1] Through this use of modern storytelling methods, Hamilton has been called for being the "America then, as told by America now."[2]

A movie, which is a live recording of the musical with the original cast, was released on Disney+ on July 3, 2020.

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  1. Kornhaber, Spencer (March 2016). "Hamilton: Casting After Colorblindness". The Atlantic. Archived from the original on June 7, 2017. Hamilton is not, by the common definition, colorblind. It does not merely allow for some of the Founding Fathers to be played by people of color. It insists that all of them be.
  2. "Hamilton". www.dpacnc.com. DPAC Official Site. Archived from the original on 2019-12-05. Retrieved 2019-12-05.