A panel will review the filmed version of the original broadway hit “Hamilton”. We will also explore the topics of diversity, “color blind casting”, and the use of hip hop in musicals.
Historian, Dr. Richard Bell expounds on the historical accuracies and inaccuracies in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical, Hamilton. America has Hamilton-mania! Everyone’s talking about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical and many of us have the triple-platinum cast album playing on repeat. Its crafty lyrics, hip-hop tunes, and big, bold story have rejuvenated interest […]
University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell explores the Broadway phenomenon to reveal what this amazing musical gets right and gets wrong about Alexander Hamilton, the American Revolution and the birth of the United States and why it all matters. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. […]