It’s no secret that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton has made a significant impact on the theater world. And as the star of the show plays his final performance, Business 2 Community took a look at exactly what that impact is. Featuring a quote from our own Emma Halpern (NYCCT Co-Artistic Director), writer Erica Abbott explores how the hip hop musical became a phenomenon.
“I see several parallels between Hamilton’s success and Barack Obama’s presidency. Both represent tremendous progress in our country’s long journey towards racial and social justice, but neither represents the journey’s end. Hamilton doesn’t solve all of Broadway’s diversity problems, just as President Obama’s election didn’t immediately create a ‘post-racial’ society. They’re significant milestones that should absolutely be celebrated, but there’s still much more work to be done.”