Hamilton The Musical: What’s The Big Deal?

The hit musical Hamilton has captivated hearts from around the globe.

By Amina, London · April 10, 2019


Pic: YouTube/ Hamilton West End

Who is Alexander Hamilton?

Alexander Hamilton was one of the founding fathers of America. He was born on the 11th of January 1757 in the West Indies in Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis. Unfortunately, Hamilton’s life was cut short when he was shot by Aaron Burr at only 47 years old, to later be forgotten and seen just as the man on the American 10 dollar bill. The musical revives Hamilton’s achievements and story.



What is the musical about?

The musical mainly revolves around Hamilton, his past, his family and friends and the people who wanted to gain independence from Great Britain. The war of independence and what the US constitution was doing behind closed doors also played a key part in the musical. Throughout the play, we see different characters that have either bonded with Hamilton or seen him as an enemy. The different qualities of Hamilton always bring out a range of reactions out from the audience.



What are the top songs from Hamilton?

The top 3 songs include ‘’My shot’’ (over 19 million streams), ”Alexander Hamilton” (over 23 million streams),”you’ll be back” (over 16 million streams).