What are you waiting for…listen to this! The Hamilton cast recording is out. I played thru the entire thing – captivating and I’m not a big fan of rap. It’s cutting edge, energetic, and a far cry from anything I’ve ever seen in the theatre! Interesting how “what goes around comes around.” Our American musical theatre was born out of European operetta and opera buffa. A lot of the rap sections in Hamilton are reminiscient of operatic recitative; the story line set to music just like composers did for centuries in opera scores.
Wish I could see Hamilton live in NYC. I would be very surprised if this show isn’t nominated for a ton of Tony’s. I will be glued to the awards this year!