Blew a big wad of dough on this show yesterday and WORTH EVERY PENNY for a myriad of reasons that y0u can fully unpack in the great reviews if you like. You do not need me to list its merits. I mean, okay. It’s a hip hop musical about Alexander Hamilton with moments of Outkast, cabinet meetings turned into rap battles, beautiful ballads, an aching narrative question: who will tell your story? But the thing that really stuck out for me: Broadway audiences are mostly white. Sure.

But this is the first thing I’d seen on Broadway with a racially diverse cast that accurately reflected the diversity of our COUNTRY. And this diverse cast told us a story about the beginnings of this country. And that in itself was arresting. We need much much more of this.

Leave a Reply