IM Recommended Viewing: Hamilton
Legacy. What is a legacy?
It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see
I wrote some notes at the beginning of a song someone will sing for me
America, you great unfinished symphony, you sent for me
You let me make a difference
A place where even orphan immigrants
Can leave their fingerprints and rise up…
• from “The World Was Wide Enough”
Songwriters: Lin-Manuel Miranda/Khary Kimani Turner/Christopher E. Martin
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Tonight, Disney+ will air a film version of the Broadway hit “Hamilton” in honor of Independence Day. A lot of people have been swept up in the Hamilton phenomenon over the past several years, but I myself have never had the chance to see it on stage. I think (hope) this will be a timely and encouraging performance for a country mired in discouragement, conflict, and chaos here in 2020.
HERE is more information about how to watch.
To whet your appetite, here is an excerpt from the 2016 Tony Awards, at which Hamilton garnered a remarkable 16 nominations in 13 categories, winning 11 awards.
And here is the official Disney+ trailer: