comscore ‘Hamilton’ gives a modern twist to Founding Father’s life story
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‘Hamilton’ gives a modern twist to Founding Father’s life story

  • COURTESY JOAN MARCUS
                                The American Revolution is the setting for the musical, which was inspired by the life of the influential Founding Father.

    COURTESY JOAN MARCUS

    The American Revolution is the setting for the musical, which was inspired by the life of the influential Founding Father.

  • COURTESY JOAN MARCUS
                                The “Hamilton” cast typically features Black and Latino actors portraying historical characters who were white, and uses hip-hop, rap and other modern musical genres to tell a contemporary version of the American Revolution.

    COURTESY JOAN MARCUS

    The “Hamilton” cast typically features Black and Latino actors portraying historical characters who were white, and uses hip-hop, rap and other modern musical genres to tell a contemporary version of the American Revolution.

  • ERIK KABIK / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                DeAundre’ Woods, right, plays Alexander Hamilton and Morgan Anita Wood plays Hamilton’s wife, Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “Hamilton,” which opens Dec. 7 at Blaisdell Concert Hall.

    ERIK KABIK / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    DeAundre’ Woods, right, plays Alexander Hamilton and Morgan Anita Wood plays Hamilton’s wife, Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “Hamilton,” which opens Dec. 7 at Blaisdell Concert Hall.

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                                The Schuyler sisters figured prominently in Hamilton’s life and legacy and get prominent billing in the musical.

    COURTESY JOAN MARCUS

    The Schuyler sisters figured prominently in Hamilton’s life and legacy and get prominent billing in the musical.

We all thought we knew why Alexander Hamilton was important. After all, his face is on the $10 bill. And those of us who paid attention in history class knew he was killed in a duel. But most of us knew little more. Read more

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