Hamilton: The Revolution

  • by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
  • Narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mariska Hargitay
  • 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda comes a backstage pass to his groundbreaking hit musical, Hamilton.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical, Hamilton, is as revolutionary as its subject: the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States.
Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap and claims the origins of the United States for a diverse new generation.
Hamilton: The Revolution gives listeners an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages - 'since before this was even a show', according to Miranda - traces its development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later.
In addition Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, all of which are included here. Their account features exclusive looks into notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sondheim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by President Obama himself.
The audiobook does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became an international phenomenon: it demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don't throw away their shots.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.


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This is the ultimate back stage pass to one of the most compelling stories of modern time, expressively narrated by an ultimate Hamilton's fan this book certainly puts you in the room as it happens.
Then we hear from the man himself, the chaotic charm of creator Lin-Manuel it's a fantastic if frenetic bonus (and a mad dash to find and keep up with those revealing numbers).

As the book ends you're left in awe of the power of collaborative passion, the unyielding dedication of all those involved in birthing this unique narrative, along with numerous times even fate stepped in to ensure Hamilton An American Musical would live to get its shot, then go on to tell this inspiring story..
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loved it!!!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-10-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK