As a theater lover and blogger who has been obsessed over the tragedy that has been our electoral year, Hamilton has given me a gift. Thank you Brandon Victor Dixon. Your eloquence brought (joy-filled) tears to my eyes.
Here to protect and serve, the cast of Hamilton steps up to petition an elected official on behalf of the dissenting 50%.
In response to Brandon Victor Dixon’s curtain plea to VP-Elect Mike Pence, the future president @realDonaldTrump took to Twitter to rage against the show. Here’s the (free) speech the Donald found so objectionable.
As is his wont, the PE created storm in a teacup. Here’s the Trump response, although we know that the Tweeter-In-Chief (as I have heard him called) did not just Tweet once about this issue: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/799972624713420804
Mike Pence, for the record, thought that the cast was simply exercising a Constitutionally guaranteed privilege of citizenship.
Alexander Hamilton was this country’s first banker-in-chief, a job which the young revolutionary fulfilled with the same brilliance and passion of all his endeavors. We commemorate him on our ten dollar bill, but are largely unaware of his contributions to his country of choice –yes, he was, like so many of us, an immigrant.
Alexander Hamilton’s life played out on the broad stage of a nascent United States.
Lin-Manuel Miranda has put him center-stage in the radically new bio-musical, Hamilton, which recently transferred from the Public to the Richard Rodgers in an open run.
The trip uptown from Astor Place has only given Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton a bigger stage on which to play out its amazing history of the founding of the United States. The stage at the Richard Rodgers should be familiar to Lin-Manuel Miranda…
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