The  Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical Hamilton has captured the attention of the populace in more ways than one. Inspired by Ron Chernow’s biography Alexander Hamilton, the musical features a diverse cast and uses hip hop to lay focus on a man vital to American history yet virtually unknown to many Americans. The musical has also managed to make history, literally, by being the first contender to receive 16 Tony Award nominations. Creator of the musical, Lin Manuel Miranda, feels that this story was a necessary one.

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