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There is no denying that Hamilton: An American Musical is a cultural phenomenon. Tickets are sold out through July, and any skepticism about a hip-hop spotlight of founding father Alexander Hamilton appealing to mass audiences has been successfully shouted down. Why the national passion for a show most haven’t seen with their own eyes?
One factor is that it is a “sung-through” musical, with little dialogue other than the lyrics, which means that simply hearing the cast album provides a close experience of the show. In an interview with 60 Minutes, Tony Award-winning creator Lin-Manuel Miranda explained that his own lifelong love of Broadway started with listening to his parents’ collection of cast albums, and he wanted to offer a similar thrill for Hamilton. Sample for yourself via CD or Hoopla streaming, or spark a similar fandom with a different sung-through musical.
Click here for a list of sung-through musical Broadway cast recordings at MPPL.