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Lin-Manuel Miranda

Teoksen Hamilton: The Revolution tekijä

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer, as well as a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient. His most recent musical, Hamilton - with book (which is a New York Times bestseller), music and lyrics by Miranda, in addition to him playing the title role - opened on näytä lisää Broadway in 2015 and was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Hamilton won an OBIE for Best New American Play and is the 2015 recipient of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. Material from the show was previewed at the White House during its first-ever Evening of Poetry & Spoken Word in 2009, in Lincoln Center Theater's 2012 American Songbook Series and at New York Stage and Film's 2013 Powerhouse Theatre Season at Vassar College. Miranda's first Broadway musical, In the Heights, received four 2008 Tony Awards (including Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography and Best Musical), with Miranda receiving a Tony Award for Best Score, as well as a nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. He is the author of Gmorning, Gnight!, published in October 2018. Miranda received a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2002. In May of 2009, Miranda received the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from Yeshiva University, the youngest recipient of such an honor in the University's 123-year history. He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2002. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

Hamilton: The Revolution (2016) — Säveltäjä — 2,554 kappaletta
Hamilton (Piano/Vocal/Songbook) (2016) 134 kappaletta
In the Heights: Finding Home (2021) 98 kappaletta
Moana: Original 2016 Motion Picture Soundtrack (2016) — Säveltäjä — 38 kappaletta
Encanto: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2021) — Säveltäjä — 13 kappaletta
Hamilton [2020 film] (2020) — Actor/Writer — 6 kappaletta

Associated Works

Oscar Waon lyhyt ja merkillinen elämä (2007) — Kertoja, eräät painokset13,012 kappaletta
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (2012) — Kertoja, eräät painokset5,920 kappaletta
Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World (2021) — Kertoja, eräät painokset1,009 kappaletta
Moana [2016 film] (2016) — Säveltäjä — 680 kappaletta
Mary Poppins Returns [2018 film] (2018) — Actor — 243 kappaletta
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017 (2017) — Avustaja — 81 kappaletta
The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2010) — Avustaja — 58 kappaletta
The Little Mermaid [2023 film] (2023) — Säveltäjä — 30 kappaletta
Vivo [2021 film] (2021) — Lyricist; Actor — 13 kappaletta
Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl [2022 TV special] (2022) — Säveltäjä — 2 kappaletta

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I bought this in 2016, but didn't get around to reading it until 2020, which is relevant context and a meta participation in the overall theme of the musical: what is a legacy, and how does it change over time?

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter worked on documenting the creation of Hamilton from its initial beginning as a mixtape idea in 2008 through the Broadway debut in 2015. The story of behind the scenes is interspersed between the libretto: all text of the musical (including the one scene not in the cast recording because it is spoken dialogue) plus a couple deleted numbers, with footnotes on particular lines for inspiration/samples/etc. What strikes me is that while they acknowledge Hamilton is something special, they also recognize this is still in its early years (ha) for a musical- who knows how it will be recontextualized as high school/college performances, or in what the book doesn't predict, a Trump administration. The notes on Reynolds Pamphlet say there's some joy in seeing the line "Never gonna be president now," quoted during the then-election cycle of 2015-2016 but hooboy does that feel like a simpler time. Likewise, ending on Obama's chat with the cast and crew about the belief in stories and how they can change the world with the hope of America's future feels hollow after the horrors that came in the following years. This was also published before the Tony Awards and the wins the show took home, so that isn't covered either (though I can't think of where it'd fit in between songs).

The release of the filmed version in July 2020 on Disney adds another contextual layer- I wonder if someone of these close ups in the book are from the days they filmed close-ups for that original cast recording. The libretto does not describe everything in a scene (a footnote mentions King George III's dance during The Reynolds Pamphlet but it's not a line so barely mentioned in text, and it would be hard to describe all the minute gestures the cast brings to their performances). I don't know what a post-pandemic theater experience looks like, but I'm guessing it will be a while before live performances in person are a thing. Film and books scratch the itch but it's not quite the same as the performers and audience feeding off of each other's energy.
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Daumari | 94 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 28, 2023 |
Both Lin-Manuel and Jonny's twitter feeds are delights, and these pep talks are always excellent ways to remind yourself that things will pass, and you matter. Could easily dole them out one day at a time, but as I mentioned in an update, I am greedy for affirmation as I tend to fall into depressive cycles.
 
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Daumari | 35 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 28, 2023 |
My only complaint is that I want more

The wholesome fusion of Shel Silverstein and your best friend pepping you up at the end of the day. Worth the quick read.
 
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theOsteoholic | 35 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 24, 2023 |
second time listening
 
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ravco | 94 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 15, 2023 |

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