Including a 24 x 30-inch poster featuring lyrics from "My Shot" and photography by Matthew Murphy, frameable reproductions of four collectable artifacts, including three stunning portraits from photographer Josh Lehrer (Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo and Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Daveed Diggs), and a letter from Alexander Hamilton to his wife, Eliza and a bonus CD that features Lin-Manuel Miranda performing libretto annotations.
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 perfor¬mance 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 Sond¬heim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by Presi¬dent 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.
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.80(d)|
About the Author
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Book, Music, and Lyrics/Alexander Hamilton) is the Tony and Grammy award-winning composer-lyricist-star of Broadway's In the Heights--winner of four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Orchestrations, and Best Choreography with Miranda receiving the award for Best Score. Additionally, he is the co-composer and co-lyricist of Broadway's Tony-nominated Bring It On: The Musical and provided Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story. Miranda, along with Tom Kitt, won the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy for Best Original Music and Lyrics for their work on the 67th Annual Tony Awards. In 2015, Miranda was named as a Fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He lives with his family in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Absolutely gorgeous! Nice collector's piece. Plus, one of Hamilton's letters to Eliza that survived...nice!
Hamilton: the Revolution is a must have for any fan of this musical masterpiece crafted by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The book is amazing - a full narrative of the musical plus loads of detail on the creation process of Lin-Manuel and how he brought this gem of musical history to life. The book is full of plenty of fantastic photos and includes the Barnes & Nobles edition exclusives: a huge 24x30 fold-out poster, 3 black and white portraits of characters from the play (including Lin-Manuel as Hamilton), and a copy of a beautiful letter from Alexander Hamilton written to his wife Eliza. The book alone is physically beautiful: heavy and sturdy with parchment-like pages that have rough edges, this really is worth every penny.