So I'm taking a certain Shady Dame of my acquaintance to see Hamilton on Broadway today. As a birthday present.
We've seen the show before, on our trip to London last year, but we are reliably informed that the Broadway version is superior. We shall see.
A little backstory:
I was skeptical about the whole Hamilton hype, despite the fact that I had been impressed with the show's auteur Lin-Manuel Miranda (after seeing the documentary on the making of his In the Heights)...
...for the obvious reason that hip-hop isn't particularly my thing.
In any event, when we saw the show in London, I sat through the first act with an open mind, and at intermission said Shady Dame asked me what I thought. I allowed how it was undeniably impressive, if a little monochromatic musically, but that I hadn't decided what I thought.
And then act II started, and immediately the music was a lot more stylistically varied and I was digging it. And then this song happened...
...and I turned to the Shady Dame with tears streaming down my face and said "They got me."
Seriously, if you don't find that moving, you really need to have it looked at.