Jeremy Mccarter And Lin Manuel Miranda Co Authored Hamilton : The Revolution Without Any Prior Experience

Jeremy Mccarter And Lin Manuel Miranda Co Authored Hamilton : The Revolution Without Any Prior Experience

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A book such as this may seem a bit random and out of place in world obsessed with futuristic novels and fast paced entertainment. Yet, no one can deny its popularity. In its first week of sale, the book was sold out on major websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It has reached out and grabbed ahold of its readers in a way that only its two authors’ could have imagined. Jeremy McCarter and Lin-Manuel Miranda co-authored Hamilton: The Revolution without any prior experience in the business. McCarter’s background is full of many different jobs including work on the artistic staff at the Public Theatre in New York for 5 years and the direction of radio plays. All of this was accomplished with a background in studying history at Harvard and a love for the theatre. Miranda, on the other hand, is a composer, lyricist, and actor. He became well-known after his play In the Heights hit Broadway. He also has a slew of TV and film credits listed under his name. Perhaps his most well known attribute is the several awards that resulted from his most famous play, Hamilton. Hamilton received 29 different awards, including 11 Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Original Score (thanks to Miranda). Miranda can now proudly display his Pulitzer Prize, which he was also awarded for his work with Hamilton. The amount of attention that the play has gained no doubt gave rise to the venture of writing Hamilton: The Revolution.
Hamilton: The Revolution brings to life the inner workings of the hit Broadway musical. Through the work of Jeremy McCarter, readers are introduced to the inspiration behind each of the play’s brilliant songs with notes by Miranda. Meanwhile, McCarter explains the background of the key components that made Hamilton a possibi...

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...rformance is it reminds us of the vital, crazy, kinetic energy that’s at the heart of America—that people who have a vision and a set of ideals can transform the world.” (284)
Overall, Hamilton: The Revolution is a magnificent eye-opener into the life of Broadway and it own revolution of style. No one expected Hamilton to become the play that “changes the way Broadway sounds, that alters who gets to tell the story of our founding, that let’s us glimpse the new, more diverse America rushing our way.” Just as no one expected that Hamilton: the Revolution would sit atop the New York Times bestseller list for weeks. McCarter and Miranda created a piece of literature that gives the fans of the play a chance to see it performed through the page. It’s the small drink of water to tide over the thirsty fan who hopes to one day experience this revolution with their own eyes.

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