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Leslie Odom Jr singing ‘The Room Where it Happens’ at The McKittrick 7.14.16

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The Cast of Hamilton for Time 

Hamilton is a story about America. And the most beautiful thing about it is because it’s told by such a diverse cast with such diverse styles of music, we have the opportunity to reclaim history that some of us don’t necessarily think is our own.

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The cast of Hamilton photographed by Josh Lehrer using a ‘44 Speed Graphic with a retro-fitted Petzval Lens from 1840 (the ones released so far)

Things you don't hear in the cast recording

-Phillipa’s scream when Phillip dies (it’s fine my heart just cracked)
- Jonathan Groff’s insanely funny, bratty facial expressions
- how involved the ensemble is in the scenes
-Lin Manuel’s voice cracking at “call me son one more time”
-Andrew Chapelle.
- Laurens holding Hamilton’s head to his after “Laurens- do not throw away your shot”
- Jefferson’s mic drop after Cabinet Battle no. 1
-Hamilton going to kiss Angelica’s hand during the Reynolds Pamphlet “someone who understands what I’m struggling here to do”
-Angelica yanking her hand away at “I’m not here for you”
-the cast rotating around Hamilton in slow motion doing ballet during Eye of the Hurricane
-Leslie Odom Jr wiping away tears during The World Was Wide Enough

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Time’s Best of 2015 — Hamilton

The Broadway show Hamilton uses rap and hip-hop to tell the story of Alexander Hamilton’s rise to power during the American Revolution. The show broke multiple records for its cast recording and notched record-breaking sales of $32 million before it even hit Broadway. But the cast makes history in different ways, too, with men and women of color playing characters who were all white. There’s an African-American Vice President Aaron Burr, a biracial George Washington and a Chinese-American Mrs. Alexander Hamilton.