Co-Author of ‘Hamilton: The Revolution’ to Speak at Elmhurst

August 30, 2016 | by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Jeremy McCarter has known Lin-Manuel Miranda since Miranda’s groundbreaking, white-hot musical Hamilton was in its earliest stages.

In his introduction to the highly sought-after companion book Hamilton: The Revolution, co-authored by McCarter and Miranda, McCarter describes the book as a chronicle of two revolutions—the American Revolution of the 18th century, and that of the hip-hop-inspired Hamilton itself, “a musical that changes the way that Broadway sounds … that lets us glimpse the new, more diverse America rushing our way.”

McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist, will present Hamilton: The Revolution on September 20 at Elmhurst College, as part of the Roland Quest Lecture Series.

A member of the artistic staff of the Public Theater, where Hamilton was developed and premiered, McCarter will trace the musical’s development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later.

Hamilton: The Revolution will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. Copies of Hamilton: The Revolution will be available for purchase. McCarter will be available to sign books after the lecture.

Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets are available online. For more information, call (630) 617-5186.

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