The Tony winner also reveals the No. 1 reason he's grateful for the hit musical.
Tickets to Chicago performances just got even harder to find.
Here's hoping he's taking shots out the Grammy to get there.
So in the waning moments of a chilly NYC Sunday morning in early May, you pick yourself up, spot your pants in the distance, and find in them the trusty Pilot Razor Point pen that was supposed to have prompted you to crank out the Great American Novel by the first quarter of 2016. You take that pen, and you make a list of Spring Resolutions.
Journalist and author Cokie Roberts says that philandering liar Alexander Hamilton is still making women wait their turn to assume their rightful place on the front of American currency.
The push-pull of their competing visions still fuels our politics, but we live in Hamilton's world, not Jefferson's.
Alexander Hamilton was heretofore best known as the fellow etched in green on the ten-dollar bill; one of two major Founding Fathers. Now a play fills in the blanks, showing us an orphan bastard immigrant from the West Indies who became General Washington's "right-hand man."
If people see their ancestral experience integrated -- not just mentioned in a checklist kind of way, but fully integrated into the larger narrative -- then they are far more likely to see that larger narrative of American history as something that speaks to them.
The show has been impeccably staged by Thomas Kail, Miranda's colleague from In the Heights, with choreography from that show's Andy Blankenbuehler. For theatergoers who admired but didn't love In the Heights, be advised that Hamilton is nothing like it.
Imagine giving our Founding Fathers, some of the most learned and intelligent men in history, a tool like Twitter. Would humility win the day or would the draw of casting immediate stones outweigh etiquette?
Aaron Burr was a victim of his own nonpartisanship, his openness to working with political opponents as well as allies. Burr's story illustrates that Americans love nonpartisanship in principle but often disdain it in practice.
As we set out to make an historical documentary on Alexander Hamilton, our goal was to make a different kind of history film. We've all seen Ken Burns narrations or History Channel reenactments, so it's time for something new.