These words, taken from the emotional song “It’s Quiet Uptown” could easily be applied to any review of HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL. What can be said that hasn’t already been written about this juggernaut? This review will take a bit of a different form since there’s not much to quibble with regarding the show itself.
January is traditionally the time that both Broadway Across America and Theatre Under the Stars announce their new seasons. TUTS is already teasing that an announcement is 5 days away and the Broadway Series can’t be far behind. So what are my predictions?
As 2017 approaches, both Broadway Across America and Theatre Under the Stars are set to announce their 2017-2018 seasons. Which shows will grace the stage at Sarofim Hall at The Hobby Center? I’ve got some educated guesses to share.
In “Hamilton’s America,” a documentary about the creation of the musical juggernaut premiering on PBS last night, the show’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda says, “Musicals rarely get off the arts page.” Even more rare is a 90-minute film chronicling a show’s history. But this is no regular musical — and “Hamilton’s America” is quite possibly the best documentary made about musical theatre.