Hamilton has been sweeping the theatre world and has become one of the biggest musical shows of all time, and I managed to get to see it last weekend in New York, where it sells out every night and ticket sales are said to average $600,000 a week. Perhaps the almost 100-year old Richard Rogers Theater could spash out a few bucks on an additional toilet, as the three story Broadway building only has one in the basement.
Never mind, that’s the nit-picking out of the way. I walked into the theatre, well queued for a fair bit, with no pre-determined judgements, in fact no real pre-determined ideas of what the hell Hamilton was about either.
One thing for sure was that I sure as hell didn’t realize that the whole show is done in song, which made it initially hard to follow, especially as the majority of the songs are in the form of hip-hop, rap and RnB. However, I started to work out the theme of the story being told, although my one regret was not giving myself a quick Wikipedia brush up on my American history beforehand.