Writer: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Director: Thomas Kail
Release: July 3, 2020
Tagline(s): An American Musical
Experience the Original Broadway Production
Producer(s): Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeffrey Seller
Co-Producer: Chris Rouchard
Executive Producer(s): Jill Furman, Sander Jacobs
Co-Executive Producer(s): Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick, Justin Wilkes
Stars/Actors: Daveed Diggs, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Chris Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, Phillipa Soo
Music by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures
Genre(s): Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Runtime: 160 minutes
Inspired by: Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Synopsis: The real life of one of America’s foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Captured live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theater with the original Broadway cast.
Declassified by Agent Palmer: Hamilton is What We Need, Perhaps when we Need it the Most
Quotes and Lines
King George: Ladies and gentlemen, this is your king, George III. Welcome to Hamilton. At this time, please silence all cell phones and other electronic devices. All photography and video recording is strictly prohibited. Thank you, and enjoy my show.
Aaron Burr: Alexander, rumors only grow. And we both know what we know.
Alexander Hamilton: I am not throwing away my shot/I am not throwing away my shot/Hey, yo, I’m just like my country/I’m young, scrappy, and hungry/And I’m not throwing away my shot.
Aaron Burr: The Contitution’s a mess.
Alexander Hamilton: So it needs amendments.
Aaron Burr: It’s full of contradictions.
Alexander Hamilton: So is independence. We have to start somewhere.
Aaron Burr: No. No way.
Alexander Hamilton: You’re making a mistake.
Aaron Burr: Good night.
Alexander Hamilton: Hey, what are you waiting for? What do you stall for?
Aaron Burr: What?
Alexander Hamilton: We won the war. What was it all for? Do you support this Constitution?
Aaron Burr: Of course.
Alexander Hamilton: Then defend it.
Aaron Burr: What if you’re backing the wrong horse?
Alexander Hamilton: Burr, we studied and we fought, and we killed for the notion of a nation/We now get to build for once in your life/Take a stand with pride/I don’t understand how you stand to the side.
Aaron Burr: Hamilton’s out of control.
James Madison: This is great. He’s out of power, he holds no office, and he just destroyed President John Adams, the only other significant member of his party.
Thomas Jefferson: Hamilton is a host unto himself. As long as he can hold a pen, he’s a threat. Let’s let him know what we know.
Aaron Burr: Life doesn’t discriminate, between the sinners and the saints. It takes and it takes and it takes. And we keep on living anyway. We rise and we fall. We fall and we break. And we make our mistakes. And if there’s a reason why I’m still alive when so many have died – then I’m willing to… wait for it.
Aaron Burr: Alexander joins forces with James Madison and John Jay to write a series of essays defending the new United States Constitution entitled “The Federalist Papers”. The plan was to write a total of 25 essays, the work divided evenly between the three men. In the end, they wrote 85 essays in the span of six months. John Jay got sick after writing five. James Madison wrote 29. Hamilton wrote the other 51!