[Edited to correct my lame mistake of misidentifying Angelica]
So, I have heard a lot about Hamilton for the past few years (often from my 11 year old daughter), and I have always felt…well, a few things: “that Lin Manuel Miranda is brilliant - such a good person doing positive things for the world - wow, those are some talented actors/singers - yup, I really enjoy the songs from the musical”. But having seen Hamilton in person yesterday, I just want to say - wow, I underestimated how powerful it is.
Yeah, yeah, I know, I am late to the party, but holy crap - that was a crazy great show. There have been two musical events in my life that have been transformative - seeing Tom Waits in concert at the Wiltern, and seeing Hamilton on Broadway yesterday.
To top it off, I was amazed that, after an undoubtedly exhausting performance, @MichaelLuwoye (A. Ham) and @_mandygonzalez (Angelica) generously spent time signing autographs and taking pictures with fans (including my star-struck daughter). _
So - I get it! What a stunning, moving, funny, exciting show.