Hamilton Lived, Hamilton Died, and the Story’s Still Being Told

This is the third entry in a Hamilton trilogy I didn’t realize I was working on until now. For my thoughts on the show itself, click here. For my thoughts on how Hamilton works with and around race, click here. It’s been about two years since Hamilton made its way from stage to cast album. As a young person, I guessed… Read More Hamilton Lived, Hamilton Died, and the Story’s Still Being Told

“Letters,” from Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

Even in the midst of one of the more eclectic musicals of the recent past, “Letters” stands out as an especially weird song. The first third of the song, which belongs solely to Pierre, careens from topic to topic in his letter to Andrey who, if you remember the “Prologue,” isn’t here. What is at first a typically… Read More “Letters,” from Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

Baumann and Burch, Episode 12: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Makes Your Life-story in a Musical

In another podcast that occurred much more recently than Episode 11! Our intro music doesn’t work as we talk about the musical we’ve “written!” (We didn’t write a musical.) We embrace irony at the podcast. Today, we channel our deep and abiding affection for Hamilton by talking about who is at the top of our depth… Read More Baumann and Burch, Episode 12: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Makes Your Life-story in a Musical