Happy Hour #1: A Hamilton Hello - Hamilton
We launch straight in with a Lin-Manuel Miranda-shaped love-fest to discuss the musical that is taking this Broadway season by storm and discuss the characters, lyrical genius and influences of the smash-hit sensation 'Hamilton'.
Grab the Hamilton cast recording:
Check out the some of the certified-grant-winning 'genius' behind the lyrics
Go follow Mr Lin-Manuel Miranda on Twitter - and tell him we sent you!
Want to know what we meant by ALW 'queening everything up?' Check out this episode of 'Over the Rainbow' and all will become clear. This particular episode says goodbye to Emilie Fleming. Good luck.
Schoolhouse Rock; for Jimi and the other non-Yanks out there.
Read about how Hamilton is only just out-paced by "Not Getting Married Today"
Wanna get real nerdy about Hamilton (like Tommy's U.S. History teacher co-worker)? Check out the online collection of Hamilton's writings.
Watch the beautiful 'In the Heights' documentary; featuring the best quote ever by Karen Olivo: "Dreams come true, bitches!" That they do, Karen. That they do.
linmanuel.tumblr.com. 'nuff said.
Pretty much all of the Ham4Ham performances. Go watch 'em. Now. Like right now.
Read more about Daveed Diggs' epic journey to Broadway in the New York Post. Then listen to "Guns and Ships" and bask in his brilliance.
Watch Lin-Manuel, Renée and Daveed absolutely kill it in the BET Awards Cypher. Oh, and the lyrics have already been 'Genius-ed.'
Take a look at these Hamilton casting descriptions. Even the characters are mash-ups!
For a musical theatre breather, check out the mystery that was the Stop 'n' Swap Shop from Banjo Kazooie for the Nintendo 64.
Read what Stephen Sondheim (and the Roots and Ron Chernow) have to say about Hamilton. Spoiler alert: good things. They have good things to day.