Sunday, February 21, 2016

Staff Picks - Music

Hamilton:  Original Broadway Cast Recording by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Hamilton is the hottest show on Broadway in years, a revolutionary musical about American revolutionaries.  Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who based it on the biography by Ron Chernow, Hamilton is a hip-hop musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton, with actors of color performing the roles of the Founding Fathers.

If you love bold musical theater, or you’re a student of American history, or you simply want to know what all the fuss is about, check out the original cast recording from the library.  I’ve listened to the CDs multiple times and the music gets better every time I hear it.  Hamilton lives up to its hype, and then some.

Stephen Kight
Assistant Director for Public Services