Hamilton: The Revolution
4.47/5 by 24178 users

Hamilton: The Revolution


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.

Title:Hamilton: The Revolution
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages

    Hamilton: The Revolution Reviews

  • V???ll? ?sometimes a dream is enough ?
    Feb 19, 2016

    I won't be in the room where it happens, but at least I'll still be satisfied....

  • rebecca ?
    Feb 01, 2016

    Beautiful and awe inspiring. This shows the amount of hard work and determination and pure unadulterated stubbornness that went into this musical. Lin continues to inspire me daily and this book just ...

  • Maureen
    Apr 13, 2016

    I'm really emotional don't toUCH ME.This book is phenomenal and hearing more about how Hamilton came to be has made me love it even more. I NEEDED TO SEE IT BEFORE BUT I DEFINITELY NEED TO SEE IT NOW....

  • Whitney Atkinson
    Jun 08, 2016

    oh me oh my this was a journey. i definitely choked up reading about who lives who dies who tells your story. it's just really touching to see the extent of how much of lin's heart and soul went into ...

  • Jessica
    Dec 29, 2015

    I fell in love with Lin-Manuel Miranda in the summer of 2008. I’ve never been a huuuuge musical theater nerd, but I do follow it somewhat casually and that summer, I listened to practically nothing ...

  • Iris P
    Dec 06, 2016

    Hamilton: The Revolution Lin-Manuel Miranda- composer/lyricist/rapper & creator of Hamilton: The Revolution*********************************************“Every other founding father gets old, every o...

  • Elyse
    Jan 27, 2017

    New news: This production is coming to San Francisco... Paul is going to get us tickets!!!!Excited! A hip hop twist..... ......musical theater with a rap! "To and for each other.....How lucky we are t...

  • Luca
    Dec 26, 2016


  • Amber Robertson
    Dec 26, 2016

    This is honestly a work of art. It is on the same level as the musical itself. Reading Lin's thoughts and footnotes throughout the songs was a gift in itself. The whole book is a piece of art — lite...

  • Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
    Feb 20, 2016

    Hamilton, the consummate wordsmith, would doubtless have words for this.I have none....