Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel MirandaHamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Hamilton: The Revolution

byLin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter

Hardcover | April 12, 2016

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A backstage pass to the groundbreaking, hit musicalHamilton,winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, including the award-winning libretto, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews, and exclusive footnotes from composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musicalHamiltonis 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 readers an unprecedented view of 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, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here.

Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sond­heim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by Presi­dent Obama himself. The book 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.
Jeremy McCarterwrote cultural criticism forNew Yorkmagazine andNewsweekbefore spending five years on the artistic staff of the Public Theater, where he created, directed, and produced the Public Forum series. He served on the jury of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and is writing a book about young American radicals during World War One....
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Title:Hamilton: The RevolutionFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:288 pages, 10.62 × 8.88 × 1.62 inShipping dimensions:10.62 × 8.88 × 1.62 inPublished:April 12, 2016Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect For Any Hamilton Fan I loved this book! so insightful! anyone who loves Hamilton should definitely get this!!
Date published: 2019-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Hamilton fan must-have Aside from actually seeing the show live, I did not think anything could make my love for Hamilton grow even larger than it already was. I was wrong. Going through this book not only lets you experience Lin's beautiful lyrics on another level, but gives you a deeper appreciation for the entire cast and those involved with its backstory and production. Certainly a must read for every Hamilton fan.
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NECESSARY for all the Broadway babies out there This and the cast recording will live forever in my collection. For I am not throwing away my BOOK!
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful pictures! Gorgeous photos capturing the ephemeral stage musical WHICH WON'T EXIST FOREVER PEOPLE, although we'll always have the Original Broadway Cast Recording for posterity. This book will be historically important to my future kids, because you already know I'll be raising them as musical theater freaks.
Date published: 2018-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from amazing book for all Hamilton musical lovers Great book if you want to learn more about the behind the scene details of Hamilton.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SUCH TALENT such an amazing book, production and the creative process and genius behind it!
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great insight into showbiz and the creative process I loved reading this. As a fan of the show and fellow artist, this was a great insight into the creative process and a vision of different perspective of the show. Would greatly recommend to any fan of musical theatre.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! This is possibly the most beautiful thing I own.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The most physically beautiful book on my bookshelf While I wish this book included a little bit more, I did enjoy all the cool insights of Hamilton straight from Lin-Manuel Miranda's mind
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YAY HAMLET! Love this book, love this musical, love Lin!
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the soundtrack, love this book!! This book is absolutely beautiful. I love the Hamilton Soundtrack so much and loved reading this book and learning more about it. Not only is it a great read but it is visually pleasing as well and looks great on my bookshelf!
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you like the soundtrack, this is great insight. Getting a look into the mastermind lin's mind. A must have for broadway lovers.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good companion book i wish it were a little more.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Fans of the Musical Hamilton: The Revolution is perfect for fans of the musical, whether they have seen the musical or not. Complete with coloured photos of the original Broadway cast, and annotated lyrics to all 48 songs on the soundtrack, Hamilton: The Revolution is the perfect collectors item.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic For any Hamilton fan, this book provides a lot of insight as to how the musical was written and put together, which is incredible to see.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great this is a great book for any Hamilton fan
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Interesting This book is so interesting to read and it's really cool to learn more about the musical and what happened backstage. The annotated lyrics are probably one of my favourite parts. Plus, the book looks absolutely gorgeous.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific Look Behind the Scenes This is a beautiful and engaging look behind the scenes of Hamilton.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my most prized possesions I finally bought this two weeks ago and I absolutely love it. There's all these little things I never knew about the musical and it's so cool to see more from the brilliant mind of Lin-Manuel Miranda. Any Hamilton should definitely check this out. A more affordable alternative to the live thing haha
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Incredible story I bought this a year ago but only recently read it thoroughly. A great read.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HELPLESS!!! LOVED THE MUSICAL SO MUCH AND I WOULD REALLY LOVE TO SEE IT LIVE!!!!! THE SONGS ARE VERY CATCHY AND THE INFORMATIONS ARE REALLY HELPFUL, MAKES YOU UNDERSTAND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IF YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT. I LOVED AND HATED THE CHARACTERS AT THE SAME TIME.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for hamilton fans! This book is filled with little facts and pictures of the musical that is great to read in your free time. The actual physical copy of this is also wonderfully designed and well built, with thick sturdy paper and the "aged" look that makes it feel as if your reading a book far in the past... looks great on my bookshelf!
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Way more interesting than I thought I would be so much more than a book of lyrics and pictures! The stories about the creation of the piece are really interesting but I loved the annotated lyrics by Lin Manuel-Miranda. So cool to get an inside glance
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Would Love To See The Play But This Works It's like the title says. Throw on the soundtrack and read
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you can't get tickets - this is a great substitute Incredible book that will be uplifting and lend true perspective from a time when things were so new and turbulent. Really makes you appreciate how far we've come as a society - or does it?
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have for any fan This book is beautiful.I think my favourite parts are all the photos and the footnotes to the lyrics.#plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from *heart eyes* Hamilton the musical is incredible and this is a must have for any avid fan!
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very cool! A delightful look inside the creation of this amazing musical!
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book! This book is amazing! I love Broadway shows and this is one of the best shows ever to be on Broadway. If you want to find out more about the original cast of Hamilton and the making of it you should definitely read this book!!
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful book This is honestly such a beautiful book! It's the perfect gift for any Hamilton fan and the footnotes from LMM are a treat. Really a collector's item :).
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES YES YESS!!!! Even if you aren't a huge fan of Hamilton, this book gives you insight on how the musical was made. You get to see all the little details that were put into making the musical. Over half of the book's content I did not know about before reading. The pictures are also very nice and you get to read abut behind the scenes content. It is worth every penny. GO OUT AND GET YOUR COPY!
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read For Hamilton Fans! I'm so glad that I bought this, I love Hamilton and this is certainly a must read for Hamilton fans
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely loved it I love the insight this books gives on the making of this musical. I really did feel like I was in the room where it happens while reading this book.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must for any Ham fan It's amazing. Not only does it have ALL the lyrics - and we know it's the right lyrics for sure - but it also provides with inside glimpses from the musical itself and the cast. A lot of people are not lucky enough to see the musical live and this is as close as we will get, sadly. But we'll take it. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing!! great insight to the musical and beautiful pictures
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh yes For all the die hard Hamilton fans out there, this is a great book that provides additional insight into your favourite musical.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I am such Hamiltrash. I love this book and I love the musical, and the backstage insights and photos and the commentary from Lin are awesome. So wonderful.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool! Great insight into the award winning musical, with great photography, a full libretto and insight into its conception and making as well as lyric annotations by Lin-Manuel Miranda himself. A bit expensive though.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so good amazing, i have no regrets! i am total hamiltrash!!
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh hard to capture the lightning in the bottle that is listneing to the cast album or (I assume) watching the show. lots of cool pictures and fine insights.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspiring! We need more writing like this! Loved it!
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This So happy I bought this! Brings me closer to the show!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful book Great for fans of the musical. I got to see it on Broadway and this is a great souvenir!
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really like it I love the musical and this was a great book explaining what went into making it and what it meant to everyone working on it.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the most beautiful things I own This book is a true collector's item. It will strike up conversation as a coffee table book or inspire you as bedtime reading. Either way, there is no denying how beautifully this book was put together. The attention to detail is mind-blowing and the insight it provides into the groundbreaking musical is incredible. A must-have for any theatre fan, especially those of us hoping to someday be in the Room Where it Happens.
Date published: 2016-04-13