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Lin-Manuel Miranda

Seeing Hamilton: Why, What For, and What It Meant To Me

I had the great privilege of seeing Hamilton: An American Musical just short of three weeks ago in Chicago. As is the case with most of my adventures in popular culture, I’m doing this two-plus years behind the curve. I’m a tad cheap and I don’t like to be trendy. But at some point a phenomenon becomes so compelling that you feel foolish for not seeing “the thing” (whatever it is), either live or on the big screen. My time had come for Hamilton. Our whole family went—meaning also my spouse, son (age 10), and daughter (age 6). We had Read more