Hamilton and the Value of a Really Good Villain

How do we treat those on the losing side of history?

Hamilton is remarkable. Last week, the Broadway show that has captured international attention received sixteen Tony Award nominations—more than any other production in history. Heap onto these a Grammy Award and a Pulitzer Prize (as well as the MacArthur Genius grant awarded to creator Lin-Manuel Miranda), and it seems set to be the most awarded show ever created.

To paraphrase the presumptive Republican nominee, its cast may get bored of all the winning. (more…)

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