Grand Central Publishing
On Sale: April 12, 2016
Hardcover / e-Book
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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-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 perforÂmance 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
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 SondÂheim, leading
political commentators, and more than 50 people involved
with the production; and multiple appearances by PresiÂdent
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.
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