"HAMILTON: How the Musical Remixes American History"

Sep 4, 2019

Our guest on StudioTulsa is the University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell, who will give a free-with-museum-admission talk this coming Sunday afternoon (the 8th) at Gilcrease titled "HAMILTON: How the Musical Remixes American History." Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical, which is now playing at the Tulsa PAC, is surely among the most popular works to hit Broadway in recent memory...but how, well, historically accurate is it? What does this landmark musical get right -- and get wrong -- about Alexander Hamilton, the American Revolution, the birth of the United Sates, and so on? Dr. Bell brings us up to speed on today's show.