Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) - Various Artists on 180g 4LP Box Set
The Musical Companion to the Critically Acclaimed Broadway Show!
Atlantic Records is pleased to present Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording), the musical companion to the critically acclaimed Broadway show, Hamilton. Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is executive produced by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, founding members of the Grammy Award winning hip-hop band, The Roots.
"Ten minutes into ‘Hamilton,' though, I was just so stunned. It was such a sucker punch," raves Thompson, reflecting on seeing the show for the first time, while Trotter highlights that the show, "can be your introduction to hip-hop – on Broadway. And it's a valid one. It's a credible one."
Hamilton has book, music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer Lin Manuel Miranda, who also plays the title role. The musical is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire. Hamilton is inspired by Ron Chernow's biography Alexander Hamilton.
Hamilton – which transferred to Broadway following a sold-out run at The Public Theater in NYC – is the acclaimed new musical about the scrappy young immigrant Alexander Hamilton, the $10 Founding Father who forever changed America with his revolutionary ideas and actions. During his life cut too short, he served as George Washington's chief aide, was the first Treasury Secretary, a loving husband and father, despised by his fellow Founding Fathers and shot to death by Aaron Burr in their legendary duel.