@RABNDE - I believe a rap artist just won the Pulitzer Prize for Music. The
first non-classical/jazz album ever to win. Some people in the know think rap is
music. @Husker2 - More than likely, Hamilton did own slaves. There
is a reference to his mother owning 2 slaves that were likely passed on to him.
Frankly, I've been surprised at the success of Hamilton because of the
slavery issue. We live in a time when statues are being torn down because of
slavery, and although Hamilton never owned slaves he did work in the slave trade
and bought and sold slaves. I've been waiting wondering if this would
impact peoples support for the show. Evidently not (yet).
1. You can't include everything in a two hour musical.2. If the show
gets people talking and interested in the book, so much the better-- especially
for the author who is also earning money from his advisor role as well as from
the rights to the material.3. Rap will never be music. Just noise by boys
instead of music by men.
Saw "Hamilton" last night. Phenomenal.For those who find the
rap off-putting, I was surprised at how much traditional music there was. And
this cast has some of the best voices I've ever heard on a stage, and
I've seen dozens of Broadway shows. If you like traditional musicals, this
show will still get you your fill.Also saw Dieter and Harriet
Uchtdorf at the show last night...