SPECIAL EDITION: BEYOND “HAMILTON”

August 17, 2019 at 5:30 am

See how students are getting more than a history lesson from this  Broadway spectacular.  We’ll hear from James Basker, President of the Gilder Lehman Institute and Dr. Barbara McKeon, the Head of School at the Broome Street Academy. We explore the legacy Hamilton’s wife, Eliza, left behind for children in need that continues to this very day.  We talk to Jess Dannhauser, the President and CEO of Graham Windham. Meet the man behind the music, whose hearing loss helped create the soundtrack of this musical sensation.  Tony-award winning conductor and musical director, Alex Lacamoire, joins us. Get a glimpse at “the real” Alexander Hamilton: his life and work in and around New York State.

Aired on October 5, 2017, December 26, 2018 and August 16, 2019. 

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MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Rosalind P. Walter, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Janet Prindle Seidler, Judy and Josh Weston and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation.

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