Hamilton: The Revolution

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2016
6 hours 2 minutes
A backstage pass to the groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton, 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, now streaming on Disney+ with the original cast.
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 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.
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Allison Ondovcik

This is a wonderful account of the creative process involved in the making of Hamilton (the musical). Some people seem to have gotten this book mixed up with the book the musical was inspired by.

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Kathryn Hack

If you are a fan of Hamilton, and want to know all the work and collaboration that went into making this the phenomenon it is, you will love this. For me the best part was the end when Lin Manuel Miranda read his annotations. It's like a verbal behind the scenes, you get to be in All the rooms where it happens.

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Donnajill G

Listening was like revisiting the musical.

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Paul Walter

I want to listen to the book. Not a monument to how wonderful the creators of the play are

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Thought it would be the biography of Alexander Hamilton instead of the inspirational details that went into the writing and production of the show and musical . Greatly surprised , but found it quite interesting . Look forward to seeing the play sometime soon !!

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Definitely check out this book and musical loved the show so much and huge Lin-Manuel Miranda fan!!!!!! Keep it up Lin! Can't wait to see what you do next of anything!

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Kathleen S.

Returned this book, did not like it after a few reads.

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Barbara Brigham

Great book.

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Joan Morabito

Excellent book as I come from a family of big Hamilton fans! Loved the background story of how it all came together. Best part was when Miranda read his notes at the end.

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Gonzalo Marcillo

Total waste of time. I should have listen to that other guy who give them a one star rate.

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