For some, it’s the diversity of the cast — a real American story told by people who reflect all cultures in the country.
For others, it’s the intoxicating labyrinth of the lyrics, a soundtrack that delivers hip-hop beats and musical poetry to an audience that otherwise wouldn’t know DMX from a BMX.
And, for the historically minded, it’s a simple appreciation for a Founding Father not often spotlighted.
Be honest: Before “Hamilton” surged from scrappy, off-Broadway buzz show to Broadway (and worldwide) phenomenon, how much did you really know about Alexander Hamilton, other than his Secretary of the Treasury title and presence on the 10-spot in your wallet? Continue reading...