New Stuff Tuesday – The Revival – June 14, 2016

Hamilton: the Revolution

Hamilton: The Revolution: Being the Complete Libretto of the Broadway Musical, With a True Account of Its Creation, and Concise Remarks on Hip-Hop, the Power of Stories, and the New America
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
ML50.M6733 H3 2016

New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

The Revival? Why, yes! In light of the musical taking home 11 Tony Awards, a revival of the May 24 New Stuff Tuesday with a few added twists is timely.

For those of us who are unlikely to get to New York City, much less score tickets to Hamilton: The Revolution, or who anxiously await the national tour not scheduled to begin until March 2017, this illustrated companion book will likely just feed the impatience. Lin-Manuel Miranda, author, lyricist, and actor in the production, provides biographical and historical context in annotations throughout the book. It also includes the complete libretto, photos from the production, interviews with the show’s actors and crew, and excerpts from emails illustrating the creative process.

If this leads you to delve deeper into Alexander Hamilton’s legacy, find additional titles at Andersen Library, such as Duel with the Devil : The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed up to Take on America’s First Sensational Murder Mystery, Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow’s 2004 book which inspired Miranda’s theatrical creation, and much more.

If finding more musical librettos, information about Broadway, or the Tony Awards, search Research@UWW for more. Looking for online information? Our previous blog post will show you to the Internet Broadway Database and The Lortel Archives, the Internet Off-Broadway Database.

About Ellen Latorraca

Reference & Instruction Librarian Liaison for the College of Education & Professional Studies
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