The Revolution

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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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 listeners an unprecedented insight into 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, Emmy- and Gold Globe-winning actor Mariska Hargitay lends her voice to the audiobook and Miranda reads more than 300 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is included on the PDF with this audiobook.The audiobook 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: [Ashland] : Hachette Book Group, [2016]
Edition: Unabridged
Characteristics: audio file
1 online resource (1 sound file (06 hr., 02 min., 42 sec.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Hargitay, Mariska 1964-
McCarter, Jeremy
Call Number: eAudio

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Mariska Hargatay shines in this documentary of the Broadway phenomenon. Lin-Manuel Miranda is also featured.

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BPLpicks Jun 03, 2017

Winner of the 2017 Audie Awards for the Best Audiobook of the Year. Check it out!

Apr 28, 2017

If you're a fan of the amazing musical "Hamilton" this is a great companion to the music. It gives you the backstory of how it all came together. A wonderful insight into Lin-Manuel Miranda's genius. The narration by Mariska Hargitay is fabulous as well.


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