Add Hamilton to my list of waited-too-long to discover.
My good friend KP told me years ago how he listened to the soundtrack in his car.
I read about the merging of rap and Broadway, raised an eyebrow and … didn’t buy the music, or try to get down to Broadway or …
Then I promised my dear wife Karen that I’d subscribe to Disney+ so she could finally watch the movie version of the musical the first weekend it became available.
To thoroughly prepare, we watched a pretty cool “making-of” documentary that was available on Amazon Prime beforehand.
And then I was mesmerized for 2 1/2 hours.
Oh, yes, Lin-Manuel-Miranda, your genius with this history-on-stage is bonafide.
The rap sings. The singing was glorious. The history lesson sank in fantastically and realistically.
No wonder generations are Hamilton buffs.
I also appreciated that this terrific original cast includes Christopher Jackson as George Washington. I know him from enjoying his role on CBS drama Bull. And then I also spied Okierete Onaodowan, a firefighter on ABC’s Station 19. Fellows can sing!
I loved the whole cast, really, especially Hamilton’s wife and her sister, portrayed so lovingly by Phillips Soo and Renee Elise Goldsberry.
Yes, count me in.