Ch. 49- HAMILTON | Broadway Podcast Network

HAMILTON

COMPOSER: Lin-Manuel Miranda

LYRICSIST: Lin-Manuel Miranda

BOOK: Lin-Manuel Miranda

DIRECTOR: Thomas Kai

CHOREOGRAPHER: Andy Blankenbuehler

MAIN CAST: Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Leslie Odom Jr. (Burr), Phillipa Soo (Eliza)

OPENING DATE: August 6, 2015

CLOSING DATE: Keep playing as of this writing

YIELDS: +1900

SYNOPSIS: The life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton is explored from his immigration to the United States to his assassination at the hands of his political rival Aaron Burr.

W. Jerome Stevenson argues hamiltonThe importance of as a 21st century musical that was able to maintain mass appeal to audiences amid a flurry of tourist-oriented Broadway productions. hamilton‘s original score and historical story update the structure of a traditional music book by merging narrative with rap and hip hop and reimagining white figures as people of color. The production by Lin Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Andy Blankenbuehler sparked a worldwide revolution with its contemporary score, but later came under scrutiny for its lack of accurate representation of Afro-Caribbean and African-American voices.

W. Jerome Stevenson is an acting instructor at the University of Oklahoma Helmerich School of Theater and served as Production Artistic Director for Pollard Theater Company in Oklahoma until 2020. Stevenson is an accomplished director and a proud member of the Association for Equity of Actors. and serves as an adjunct professor of drama at the universities of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma. Stevenson’s many directing credits include Hairspray, Green Day’s American Idiot, Crowns, Y The curious incident of the dog at midnight. In addition to a variety of radio, television, and film work, Jerome received a 2018 Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Award for Community Service.

SOURCES

hamilton, Original Broadway Cast Recording. Atlantic (2016)

hamilton, starring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr., directed by Thomas Kail. Walt Disney Pictures (2020)

Hamilton: A shot at Broadway, starring Lin Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom, Jr., directed by Elio EspaƱa. Symmetric Entertainment (2017)

Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter, published by Grand Central Publishing (2016)

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