Things I Have Learned from Reading the Hamiltome:
Lin got the phrase “You’ll be back,” from discussing the song with Hugh dang Laurie and now I cannot stop picturing him as King George because it is perfect.
Hamilton’s return to the White House wasn’t a command performance for the enjoyment of President Obama. (Well, not entirely. “They owe me,” the president joked.) It was primarily an educational program. As Miranda and Jackson sang the words of Washington’s farewell address, with Stuart’s Washington looking over their shoulders and Washington’s successor watching from the front row, dozens of students from local high schools sat watching all three. For everybody else in the room, it was a chance to see the country as it was, and is, and will be.
The myth of ‘You have to be a tortured artist’ is a myth. You can have a happy, healthy life and still go to all these crazy dark places in your writing, and then go play with your child and hug your wife.
Hamilton the Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
the day after we did our best celebrate the planet the audience included the Prime Minister of Canada quantum computing, feminism, that guy is no clown Trudeau, he is so hot, he got my White House burning down