Tag: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Who’s watching Hamilton?

Show of hands? Yeah, what I thought. Here’s my Goodreads review of Ron Chernow’s Hamilton. It’s easy to see how this book, or rather the character of Alexander Hamilton inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda to write Hamilton, although the constraints of a musical means some of the best stories get left behind. Like the one about Benedict…

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Today’s earworm.

Actually? This month’s earworm. Who am I kidding–this year’s earworm. This is such a brilliant takeoff on the traditional American musical tune, sung by that ol’ traditional white guy, King George III. And the bonus is–he’s not wrong. Also, just a foot tapper of a song, and Groff is just, oh god. He crazy laughs…

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