'The Past Isn't Done With Us,' Says 'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda

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For Lin-Manuel Miranda , creator of the hip-hop musical Hamilton , history always informs the present. "The past isn't done with us. Ever, ever, ever," he says. Hamilton tells the story of the nation's Founding Fathers, including Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. Miranda wrote the music and lyrics and starred in the original production, which debuted on Broadway in 2015. The production garnered 11 Tony Awards, a Pulitzer Prize for drama and a Grammy for its original cast recording. Miranda says he's been heartened to see the musical's lyrics — including "I'm past patiently waiting" and "History has its eyes on you" — printed on signs at Black Lives Matter protests around the country. "When you write a musical that brushes against sort of the...

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'The Past Isn't Done With Us,' Says 'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda

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