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Hamilton: An American Musical - Resources
Hamilton: The Revolution by Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical 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 our country's origins for a diverse new generation. HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers 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, the full text of which is published here. Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at 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 book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national 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 shot.
Call Number: ML50.M6736 H3 2016 (Cecil, Deerwood, Downtown, Kent, Nassau, North, South)
Publication Date: 2016-04-12
Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording by Notes: Musical based on the life of Alexander Hamilton.
Alex Lacamoire, musical direction and orchestrations ; Thomas Kail, director ; Andy Blankenbuehler, choreographer.
Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Javier Muñoz, Leslie Odom, Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, Phillipa Soo and others ; with accompanying musicians.
Title from disc labels.
Composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow.
Lyrics and full credits ( pages ; illustrations) in container.
Publisher: New York, NY : Atlantic Recording Corporation
Edition: [Explicit version]..
Creation Date: 2015
Description: 2 audio discs (142 min.) : digital, CD audio, stereo ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 inserts..
Format: Music Recording ; Music ; Sound Recording ; CD
Contents: Disc 1, Act I. Alexander Hamilton -- Aaron Burr, sir -- My shot -- The story of tonight -- The Schuyler sisters -- Farmer refuted -- You'll be back -- Right hand man -- A winter's ball -- Helpless -- Satisfied -- The story of tonight (reprise) -- Wait for it -- Stay alive -- Ten duel commandments -- Meet me inside -- That would be enough -- Guns and ships -- History has its eyes on you -- Yorktown (The world turned upside down) -- What comes next? -- Dear Theodosia -- Non-stop.Disc 2, Act II. What'd I miss -- Cabinet battle #1 -- Take a break -- Say no to this -- The room where it happens -- Schuyler defeated -- Cabinet battle #2 -- Washington on your side -- One last time -- I know him -- The Adams administration -- We know -- Hurricane -- The Reynolds pamphlet -- Burn -- Blow us all away -- Stay alive (reprise) -- It's quiet uptown -- The election of 1800 -- Your obedient servant -- Best of wives and best of women -- The world was wide enough -- Who lives, who dies, who tells your story.
Call Number: AV M1500.M57 H36 2015 CD-MUSIC (Deerwood, Kent, South)
Publication Date: 2015
Alexander Hamilton by The inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton! In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, National Book Award winner Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is "a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all." Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow's biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today's America is the result of Hamilton's countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. "To repudiate his legacy," Chernow writes, "is, in many ways, to repudiate the modern world." Chernow here recounts Hamilton's turbulent life: an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, he came out of nowhere to take America by storm, rising to become George Washington's aide-de-camp in the Continental Army, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, leading the Federalist Party, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States. Historians have long told the story of America's birth as the triumph of Jefferson's democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power. His is a Hamilton far more human than we've encountered before--from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Monroe, and Burr, and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza. And never before has there been a more vivid account of Hamilton's famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804. Chernow's biography is not just a portrait of Hamilton, but the story of America's birth seen through its most central figure. At a critical time to look back to our roots, Alexander Hamilton will remind readers of the purpose of our institutions and our heritage as Americans. Ron Chernow's new biography, Grant, will be published by Penguin Press in October 2017.
Call Number: E302.6.H2 C48 2004 (Cecil, Deerwood, Kent, Nassau, North, South)
Publication Date: 2004-04-26
Special thank you to Dr. Susan Reilly, Professor of Economics at FSCJ for her guidance and subject matter expertise! Thank you to Dr. Reilly and Dr. Maureen McCormick for their presentation "Hamilton: Where History, Broadway, and Economics Meet" at the FSCJ Spring 2017 Faculty Colloquium, which got this conversation started.