Happy new year, one and all! May 2018 bring you more excellent trips to the theatre. I ended my year with trips to a thrilling new British musical and the most exciting musical of the century. And I started my … Continue reading Four New Musicals In London
It’s that time of year, folks. Time to bring you the top 10 shows I loved in 2017. Across the entire year, I saw 115 shows, a number of which I had seen before but that didn’t stop me. I … Continue reading Top 10 shows of 2017.
An impromptu decision back in September and a very low bank balance later, I was thrilled to see, what is rightfully described as “the best musical of the 21st century” at the show’s Broadway home. Hamilton created an earthquake in … Continue reading NYC ’17 | Seeing Hamilton on Broadway
Happy release day to the London cast of Dreamgirls! The cast recording is now available where good cast albums are sold. I attended the first preview (which you can read about here.) and I saw it again at the end … Continue reading Cast Albums I’m Obsessed With | Dreamgirls, Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen….
Today I bring you the Hamilton book tag. This is a tag inspired by the musical Hamilton, one that I am obsessed with and did a whole post about here, and I was tagged by my lovely friend Olivia! I’m not entirely sure who created the tag but if you know then please let me know!
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So this week was Alexander Hamilton’s birthday! Happy birthday you, bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman….
261 years ago, Alexander Hamilton was born. But wait, who is Alexander Hamilton, you ask?
Alexander Hamilton was one of the founding fathers of the United States. He was the first Secretary of Treasury, was George Washington’s right hand man and was the founder of the Federalist Party, heavily pushing the Federalist Papers and was shot in a duel by Aaron Burr. And that’s just the bare minimum.
261 years later, his life is the basis of the smash hit musical ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway.Lin-Manuel Miranda, one of the creators and stars of previous Broadway smash In The Heights, was inspired to write a musical about our boy Alex here, after picking up a biography of his life written by Ron Chernow.
Over the course of seven years, Lin-Manuel Miranda has managed to compress a 900 page book into a 3 hour musical. All sung through. All told through a mix of Broadway, rap and hip hop music.