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Hamilton (Hardcover) (Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter)

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About the Book



Includes libretto and photographs from the musical, as well as an account of the creation of the musical, from the composition of the first song of the show in 2009 to the opening night in 2015.



Book Synopsis



A backstage pass to the groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, including the award-winning libretto, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews, and exclusive footnotes from composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda, now streaming on Disney+ with the original cast.
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 performance 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 Sondheim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by President 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.



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.

Jeremy McCarter wrote cultural criticism for New York magazine and Newsweek before spending five years on the artistic staff of the Public Theater, where he created, directed, and produced the Public Forum series. He served on the jury of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and is writing a book about young American radicals during World War One. He lives in Chicago.

Dimensions (Overall): 10.3 Inches (H) x 8.7 Inches (W) x 1.5 Inches (D)
Weight: 2.65 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 287
Genre: Performing Arts, Music
Sub-Genre: Theater
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Format: Hardcover
Author: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter
Language: English
Street Date: April 12, 2016
TCIN: 50461310
UPC: 9781455539741
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-0360
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 8.5 inches length x 2 inches width x 10.3 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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Q: does this book have the lyrics/words to the Hamilton songs?

submitted by Poodle - 5 years ago
  • A: Yes the book has the full libretto along with Lin Manuel Miranda’s notes in the margins.

    submitted byLaina S - 4 years ago
4.8 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews
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12 recommendations

I love Hamilton

5 out of 5 stars
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Film History Fan - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
What’s not to like? Enjoy
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Book

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Random - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Good product! Loved it and came in mail pretty quickly which was nice!
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5 Stars

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Jackie F - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Amazing book such beautiful detail definitely recommend if your a Hamilton fan
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Awesome gift for daughter

5 out of 5 stars
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ctmomof3 - 4 years ago
My daughter reads this almost every night and she normally beats on her books, but this one has held up so nicely. Great pictures and side notes. Perfect for any Hamilton fan!
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- 4 years ago
Loved all of the pictures from the live performances and the details on how the story was created. We also loved the commentary from the creators and actors as well. Such an awesome book to have for Hamilton fans!
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Hamilton

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- 4 years ago
The best coffee table book for while watching the Musical
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A must have for any Hamilton fan!

5 out of 5 stars
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Aubby - 4 years ago
When I purchased this, I had no idea what magnificence was going to unfold in my hands when I opened this. Images, interviews, concept art, lyrics to ever song, and much much more are in this book. I love that snippets of historical documents, such as The Federalist Papers, are included. This is one of the best books I've bought. Strongly recommend for any Hamilton fan!
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starlight umma - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
this is a great look behind the curtain so to speak and it has great pictures. my only problem was the edges of the pages were roughly cut but i was able to let the slide
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FANTASTIC

5 out of 5 stars
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KenzieLynn - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Words cannot describe how cool this thing is. I'm not going to lie, I didn't really look at the description. I just saw Hamilton and figured why not. This is a huge book with amazing details It will take hours to go through it and I can't wait to display it in my Hamilton themed office. BUY IT!
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Love it!

5 out of 5 stars
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Sandy - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
This was much better than I expected. It is a perfect way to prepare to see the performance. The book is also a nice keepsake for attending the Broadway Show.
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Barbara Doss - 7 years ago, Verified purchaser
GREAT book, price and was delivered in 2 days!!!!
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Everything I expected!

5 out of 5 stars
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JT - 8 years ago
A must have for any Ham-Fan!
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MMMMHHHHMMM

5 out of 5 stars
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aVeryHungryHippo - 8 years ago
Oh yeah! Awesome book if you love hamilton. Very gooooood quality. Not to mention, its a LOT better price here than at other places!!
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