Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter



Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter


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Perhaps you've heard of this little Broadway musical called Hamilton?   Won a few (or 11) Tony Awards?

One of our VBPLRecommends bloggers reviewed the cast album a few weeks ago, so I'm not here to talk about the cast album today (even if I listen to it everyday on the way home from work...) I'm here to tell you about Hamilton: The Revolution -- the recently published book about the musical.

This massive tome, weighing in at over 2 pounds, contains the full libretto with annotations from the composer,  Each song from the musical is also accompanied by a chapter detailing important moments in the creation of the musical.

There is an audiobook available as well, narrated by Mariska Hargitay. While I enjoyed the audibook and do recommend it, the book itself if a must-see for any fan of the musical, for the color photos alone.

Hamilton: The Revolution can be found in the VBPL collection in print, ebook, and downloadable audiobook.  And while you're waiting, check out this great PBS documentary about the history of Broadway.

Also, if you're still waiting for a hold on the CD of the cast album? You can check it out from Hoopla, one of VBPL's digital collections: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11441712





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