‘In the Heights’ wastes its gorgeous score and likable characters on confusing plots and motivations in an odd adaptation of a spectacular musical by ‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The hit Broadway musical ‘Hamilton’ is patriotic and aspirational. Without hiding our national sins, ‘Hamilton’ upholds 1776 over 1619 as our true founding.
In 2015 Lin Manuel-Miranda made a bold choice casting non-white actors as the founding fathers. How would that go over today?
Massive protests broke out five days ago when almost 900 pages of private messages between Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and his top officials were leaked.
Jon Stewart’s sassy segment mocking Lin-Manuel Miranda in 2009 did not age well.
There’s an answer to the question ‘Who do you have to kill to get a ticket to ‘Hamilton?’’ — it’s ‘Harold Sherburne, Frank Connor, James Gezork, Alejandro Berger, and Charles Steinberg.’
The president’s action carries the same unavoidable whiff of playing identity politics with a key voting bloc of the Democratic Party.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu learns at ‘Hamilton’ that you have no control over who tells your story. And exaggerates it.
If you need a feel-good American moment, ‘Hamilton’ is still an excellent bet. Watch for George Washington to steal the show.
Denouncing all patriotic impulses as barbaric, tribal, and intrinsically racist will only fuel these impulses. Instead, we need to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy nationalism.
‘Hamilton’ has been nominated for 16 Tony awards, not least because it gives full-throated cheers for America and freedom that all Americans can join in.
Historian Lyra Monteiro says the smash hit ‘Hamilton’ is racist. On the contrary: she’s the one promoting stereotypes.
We have forgotten the miracle of a place where your background pales in comparison to your drive to grab opportunity. The hit musical ‘Hamilton’ reminds us.
‘Hamilton: An American Musical’ echoes John and Abigail Adams’s accusations that Alexander Hamilton was a serial adulterer. He wasn’t.
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