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this is scroll through his Twitter feed and see the encouraging messages he sends out to his followers every day; and in person, his infectious smile, kind spirit, and energetic personality draw people in instantly. Many fans of Hamilton started as being intrigued by Miranda. After they decided they liked him, they were willing to watch any show he put out or was in— an instant hook to get people interested in Hamilton . Lin-Manuel Miranda’s love of the show he has written and his commitment to making it the best it can possibly be has also had a huge impact on the popularity of the show. The man himself said it best, “I think the secret sauce in the words is my enthusiasm for learning all this stuff in the first place. It’s like that scene in Like Water for Chocolate, where Tita cries in the recipe and suddenly everyone is eating the wedding cake but they’re all bawling. Well if you’re crying listening to the cast recording, it’s because I cried first writing it. My tears are all up in this recipe” (qtd. in The Atlantic).
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Poplaskie 4 He also told The New Yorker Radio Hour , "There's lots of moments ... where I'm holding a sword and shooting a gun and it's 7-year-old Lin wish fulfillment” (qtd. by CNN). His love of what he does is very obvious in his performances and in the quality of the show he has made; it makes the show so much better and, on the same token, more popular. Hamilton ’s songs set it completely apart from the rest of the shows on Broadway and definitely contribute to its marked success. Hamilton is unique for successfully combining hip- hop and rap into a musical. It does not throw away the Broadway show-tune formula completely, but manages to take a rap and hip-hop base and incorporate Broadway elements. For example, it uses the usual Broadway opening number in “Alexander Hamilton,” but it has an interesting rap spin. It also adopted Broadway’s habit of lyric reprise with such lines as “I’m not throwing away my shot”, “Aaron Burr, sir”, and “Talk less, smile more” making appearances in several songs. Likewise, it incorporates the classic Broadway “I Want” song — a song in the first few minutes of the show in which a character sings about their goal— in “My Shot,” where Hamilton, Lafayette, Laurens, and Mulligan rap and sing about their dreams for the revolution. Rap and hip hop is not all Hamilton has to offer, though, it goes through several genres of music across its forty-six songs. Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr break out a couple of jazzy tunes, while the Schuyler sisters bring in the R&B, and King George III’s songs are modeled hilariously after Brit-pop break up songs. With all of the genres it coveres, it is clear to see why Hamilton was the first cast recording to get as far as number 12 on the Billboard charts. The music is so varied and, more importantly, modernized that it not only attracts the musical geeks, but also the average person who is just looking for something to listen to. The musical’s appeal to casual listeners and
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  • Fall '17
  • Mr. Khan
  • Tone, Musical theatre, Broadway theatre

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