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Descendants of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr are Friends

6 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

In 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr killed former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel. They were bitter enemies, but that's not an issue for their descendants, Alexandra Hamilton Woods and Antonio Burr. Woods is the great great great great great ganddaughter of Hamilton. Show More Summary

Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. to Exit 'Hamilton' This Summer

Hamilton is losing another one of its stars this summer. Leslie Odom Jr., who just won a Tony for his portrayal of Aaron Burr in the hit Broadway play, will exit the role on July 9, the same day creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda is leaving. “I am indeed leaving on July 9. It has [...]

“Hamilton” and the Books That Hamilton Held

With the confrontation between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton working its way toward its latest incarnation, what with Lin-Manuel Miranda (as Hamilton) and Leslie Odom, Jr. (as Burr), facing each other for Best Actor in a MusicalShow More Summary

If Democrats Don’t Start Talking Like Trump on Trade, They WILL Lose

It's been 212 years since he was killed in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr, and people are waiting for months to see the play about the life of the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton.

Watch the 'Hamilton' Cast Sing 'Wait for It' in 360 Degrees While Preparing for Tony Awards 2016 Performance!

Check out this sneak peek at the cast of Hamilton‘s upcoming performance at the 2016 Tony Awards! CBS shared the 360-degree video of Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr) singing “wait for It” a cappella alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexander Hamilton) and the cast from inside the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The hit Broadway show is nominated for [...]

Not Sufficiently Hyped About Hamilton Yet? Here, Try the Cast Singing 'Wait for It' A Cappella

Barring Aaron Burr rising from the grave and tackling Lin-Manuel Miranda to the ground, Hamilton is going to sweep the Tony Awards this weekend. But that doesn't mean the cast is resting on its many, many laurels. They're performing at the ceremony, and, dammit, they've still got to rehearse! CBS ... More »

Leslie Odom Jr. Explains Why Actors of Color Deserve More Than a ‘Rare Moment’ on Broadway

With the celebrated productions of Hamilton, Shuffle Along, and Eclipsed, actors of color are having a moment on Broadway, but it's still not enough. In a roundtable for The Hollywood Reporter, Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr in Hamilton, discussed the dilemmas that still crop up amid Broadway's "rare moment" ... More »

Shonda Rhimes Nearly Came to Blows with Art Garfunkel During a Showing of 'Hamilton'

3 weeks agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

I know that Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Jonathan Groff and Phillipa Soo get most of the Internet attention when it comes to Hamilton, but Leslie Odom Jr.'s Aaron Burr really is the MVP of the show. I always end up...

How the Duel Between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Led to the Supreme Court Vacancy Stalemate

The champions of gridlock who are blocking action on President Obama's Supreme Court nominee are basing their obstruction on a canard. They know it - which must be why they are previewing their next line of attack. It's one that Alexander Hamilton - the trendiest of our founders - warned about. Show More Summary

A ‘Hamilton’ Star’s Story: How Leslie Odom Jr. Became Aaron Burr, Sir

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The actor who plays the show’s antihero showed up ready when he was first asked to read for the role.

So Palpable a Stain: The Adams Family and Slavery in Washington, D.C.

Louisa Catherine Adams, John Quincy Adams’s wife, had gimlet eyes, a satirist’s wit, and a sharp pencil. To read her letters and diaries is to see the early Republic in vivid color. There is Aaron Burr, who would startle the noisy Senate...Show More Summary

What It’s Like To Be In A Broadway Musical That Isn’t ‘Hamilton’

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“With all the hoopla and hubbub, it’s tempting to think all the other shows are Aaron Burr. Imagine working on a big new show for years, pouring millions into it and then finally finding a Broadway theater, only to discover that all anyone wants to talk about is the cool nearby rival?”

Watch Hillary Clinton Participate in a Joke About "Colored People Time"

3 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Above: A clip of Hillary Clinton, New York mayor Bill de Blasio, and Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. (he plays Aaron Burr) doing a gag at the Inner Circle Dinner, a hoity-toity annual New York City media/politics event, on Saturday night. The transcript: CLINTON: Thanks for the endorsement, Bill. Show More Summary

Watch These Kids Do a Gender-Swapped Version of Hamilton‘s “The Schuyler Sisters”

3 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

I'm not going to bury the lede: this video features three young boys doing a gender-swapped performance of "The Schuyler Sisters" from Hamilton, plus a girl opening up the song with Aaron Burr's part. Small, adorable, mega-talented children performing gender-swapped Hamilton, folks. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

Read One Young Woman's Account of How New York Mourned Alexander Hamilton in 1804

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

The New York Public Library is steadily digitizing the diary of one young woman living in turn-of-the-nineteenth-century Manhattan. Among the entries: accounts of the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, the waiting period as Hamilton lay dying, and the founding father’s funeral. Read more...

How mean can we get?

The story of infamous political rivals Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton is one of Broadway's hottest tickets. Then as now, running for president -- they both aspired to it; neither achieved it -- can be deadly serious. Continue reading ? The post How mean can we get? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Tim Cook, Meet Aaron Burr: Why The Encryption Fight Is As Old As The Constitution

Since the days when Aaron Burr was fighting for his life, judges have wrestled with the constitutional limits on encryption.

The Bugs That Live On Us and Around Us

At the turn of the nineteenth century, Aaron Burr, who would later become the third Vice-President of the United States, secured a charter and millions of dollars in financing to establish the Manhattan Company, which promised to tap clean drinking water for New York City. Show More Summary

If you stand for nothing, Marco, what'll you fall for?

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

In the almost omnipresent Broadway musical Hamilton, the titular character of Alexander Hamilton is often contrasted with his friend and rival, Aaron Burr. While Hamilton constantly advocates for his beliefs, regardless of their popularity,...Show More Summary

'Hamilton' Star Lin-Manuel Miranda -- Talks Burr, Shootings and Tump (VIDEO)

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda left the White House Monday and mused with our photog about what famed shooter/Vice President Aaron Burr would think of Donald Trump. It's obliquely incendiary... talking about shootings in this political…

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