Son of a whore and a Scotsman,
Dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot
In the Caribbean by providence,
Impoverished, in squalor
Grow up to be a hero and a scholar?
Particularly for a complex work like Hamilton, there was no way Lin-Manuel Miranda could do it all. It's important to embrace our gifts and our limits. Lin is fortunate to work with composers and choreographers and more who bring the work of art is in head and spill it out on the stage for all to see. And Lin was very lucky indeed to have a solid cast of very strong performers to populate this world he created.
The idea that a historical biography of an American founding father would serve as a catalyst for a Broadway production is amazing in and of itself. But add the boundary breaking execution of this production and wow! Casting people of color in roles based on white people. The use of modern music and modern language to convey the conflicts and passions of a group of men and women determined to forge a nation. Hamilton is a prime example of never knowing where art will sprout and grow and bloom.
The journey of Lin-Manuel Miranda and the creation of this most unique production is a wonder just to see how Hamilton came from a small idea to a show that has shook the world. But it is a journey that can inspire us in so many things we do.
Just don't throw away your shot.
For seven days, I have focused this blog on anything but what's going on in the world. Sadly the time has come that I can ignore the world no longer. But yet, I am not prepared to take it seriously. So...
It's another edition of Broken News coming up on the blog thing tomorrow.
Until then, remember to be good to one another.