Hamilton, the broadway musical, is a HUGE deal.
It was a huge deal before it was snapped up by OSN streaming app, but ever since it became available to a TV audience WORLDWIDE last weekend, the musical has been catapulted into the international spotlight, and people here are hyped to see it… and rightly so!
When before you had to fly to New York AND then be lucky enough to nab tickets for this sell-out show, now, thanks to OSN, you can watch it from your couch. Ideal!
Never heard of it? You’re not alone (or you’ve been living under a rock)
But, thanks to an internet obsession with this historical tale, an incredible soundtrack and phenomenal storytelling, the story of ‘Hamilton’ an American founding father will continue to be told in a way which is as impactful now as if it were then, spanning themes of culture, politics and education.
Hamilton as well as the show’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, are the talk of Broadway and beyond and here are 5 reasons why you should watch the famous musical as soon as you possibly can
5. The music… ‘Just You WAIT’ till you hear the music
If you’ve heard anything about this showstopper, you’ll have heard the music is insanely good.
A stage performance like no other, “Hamilton” has a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway. It’s like a smorgasbord of medleys mixed and mashed in the best possible way, genres combined like you’ve never heard ’em before, an incredible blend which reflects and represents today’s society, and THAT’s why this score is so damn notable.
4. It’s got the credentials: This is a multi-award-winning broadway musical that continues to sell out
This is not a series or a movie, or a special made for TV, this show is unique because it’s a broadway musical filmed directly on stage and beamed to your living room.
And people from all over the world usually travel to see this award-winning show IRL thanks to its numerous accolades from some of the most influential award-givers going including a nod from the Tony Award® AND a Pulitzer Prize… to name just a few.
3. THIS is how history lessons should be taught
…With catchy tunes, and no textbooks… AMIRITE?! Telling the story of Alexander Hamilton, a politician, statesman and Founding Father, this is an entertaining way to learn about the history of ‘Merica, beginning from Hamilton’s birth in the British West Indies up until his death, highlighting his roll in American history.
2. The fantastic cast… and, most importantly, the show’s creator
All hail creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, for who we can thank for bringing the story of Hamilton to life.
The show that features a diverse cast and calls on themes of feminism (Angelica Schuyler plays a powerful leading lady role and feminist icon) and inclusivity, brought to life by Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler, Jonathan Groff as King George, Christopher Jackson as George Washington and many more.
1. It’s timeless
Some of the scores are over 200 years old, but the beauty of this show is that it represents the NOW. The show is impactful, it’s relatable and it’s deserving of the worldwide praise for these five reasons and more.