History Has Its Eyes On You: the Meteoric Success of "Hamilton"

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Art, Film, Music

Age Group:

Teens, Adults
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Program Description


Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton premiered Off-Broadway in early 2015 and quickly became one of the most influential musicals of the 21st century. With a heterogeneous score that includes substantial rap and hip-hop mixed with more traditional musical theater idioms, its infectious songs and lyrics have burrowed into the ear of many a theatergoer. During this program, Professor Gil Harel will discuss the genesis of the show, how it was brought to life, and what specifically about the music makes it so well-suited to telling the story of America's "Ten Dollar Founding Father."