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HAMILTON: An American Musical — at the Richard Rodgers Theatre following its premiere at the Public Theater

Leslie Odom, Jr as Aaron Burr in Hamilton. Photo Joan Marcus.

It is daunting to attend Hamilton. The expectations are overwhelming: Raves in all the papers including two in the New York Times – and rap!  All the songs and dialogue are in rap, that popular and often angry form of music, where every other word rhymes with truck, and the melodies are few and far between. What is a classical music lover to do? If one loves Hamilton, will it be true love or is one just going along with the crowd? If one doesn’t love it, is one incapable of expanding one’s horizons?