There is a question: why is this musical so awesome?
The idea originated after a success of the hip-hop musical “In the Height” by Lin-Manuel Miranda. He was in the airport looking forward to vacations. Having nothing to do he took the book by Ron Chernow “Alexander Hamilton”. It piqued a great interest to the story of one the Founders of the USA. He got down to writing in 2009 and the plot won over the hearts of millions in 2015. Apart from creating the idea, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote lyrics and music.
In 2013 Miranda started showing his story at the Vassar Reading Festival (he performed with no costumes, setting and so on). It was a big turning point to a greater success. Off-Broadway was the next step for the actors and it took place in New York, February 2015. Tickets had been sold out at the Public Theater. It meant one more step up on their way to popularity. In August 2015 Musical got to Broadway Richard Rodgers theatre. The Chicago production of Hamilton opened at the PrivateBank Theatre in September 2016.
The performance opened with the explanation how Alexander had managed to became a Founding Father of the United States despite being born in an ordinary family. The main part of the show is centered around his personality, especially strong will and a feeling of pride which caused ups and downs in his life.
The play is divided into two acts. The first one reveals his contribution for American independence and his role as an irreplaceable helper for George Washington. The second act is concentrated on personal life: family and relationships.
Musical appealed to millions as it was an unprecedented show not known before. Could one imagine a hip-hop play about historical past mingled with rapping about the Founders of the USA and the Revolutionary War?
It must be the way how to make students not dread history as a school subject. Lin-Manuel Miranda together with his team shed a light on a great personality to whom we thank for creating such a great country! Buy Hamilton tickets and see LIVE one of the best shows today!