All About Hamilton

Just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, the musical Hamilton was released on Disney+, breaking records for the streaming service. The movie was filmed during a few performances in 2016 of the award-winning Broadway show, featuring the original cast. The role of Alexander Hamilton is played by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also wrote the music and lyrics for the show. The musical became a phenomenon on Broadway, and went on to win Drama Desk, Grammy, and Tony awards, as well as the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Whether you were lucky enough to see the original cast in New York, the tour that came to Boston a couple of years ago, or have just listened to the soundtrack, there are plenty of resources for you to learn more about the show and the history that inspired it.

Start with the book that is the basis for the musical, Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, available as a book, audiobook, ebook, or digital audiobook.

Learn more about Hamilton’s life through other books and digital resources about Hamilton for adults and kids.

Ready for the musical? Stream the soundtrack on Hoopla or request the CD, then check out the Hamilton Mixtape, also available on Hoopla or CD.

Find out more about what went into the show with Hamilton: The Revolution (available as a book, audiobook, ebook, and digital audiobook).

Questions about the historical accuracy of the show? Check out the New York Times‘s fact check.

What to try next after Hamilton? Here are some recommendations of other books, movies, and musicals to enjoy.

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