Musicals Are Everything Right Now, But How Did We Get Here?

You know how: “There’s no doubting that Miranda’s smart, sharp, multi-Tony-award-winning retelling of the life of the man on the $10 bill, from his Caribbean childhood in St Kitts and Nevis to his untimely death in New York’s Greenwich Village after a duel, is reaching parts other musicals can only dream of, thanks to its inventive combination of thoroughly modern music and a good old-fashioned tale of ambition, jealousy, desire and despair.”