This Year's Featured Work

Our On the Same Page selection this year is the cast album for Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical version of the story of Alexander Hamilton, whose contributions still echo today in government, business, and even in how news is reported. It's told through the eyes of people experiencing the American Revolution as they try to shape it to their own desires from their own perspectives. Besides giving a new spin to history, the musical brings forward questions of enduring importance: the role of individuals in bringing about social and political change; equality and opportunity in a land shaped by immigrants; the importance of family versus accomplishment; and basic questions about American democracy. The musical itself has shaped political and artistic discussions about what musical theater looks like in the 21st century. Who ever thought we'd see an Oakland rapper playing Thomas Jefferson on Broadway? Or a George Washington who is not white? Why didn't we expect rap as show tunes? Please join us in listening to the show, and watch and read some of the additional materials that appear on the On the Same Page web site, as we explore this deep work and its context together.

There will be many ways to respond to the work, starting with our "Hack Hamilton" invitation. Check out the details of this and other opportunities to interact under the "Engage" tab. 



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