There has been a progression in my growing Hamilton mania. When I learned about the musical moving from the Public Theater to Broadway, I also learned that an actor whom I know (Les Odom, Jr.) was playing the role of Aaron Burr. I became emotionally invested in the project. I ordered the cast album as soon as it become available. And soon this almost 70 year-old white man was rapping: "How does the bastard orphan son . . .?"
I became so intrigued by the Hamilton narrative that I bought and devoured Ron Chernow's book that had initially inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda to undertake the project.