Calling all history and fiscal policy geeks. If you're in New York City, stop by the Public Theater where "Hamilton" is in previews and see if you can get a ticket.
It will be hard. It's a hot show right now.
That's pretty amazing considering that the title refers to Alexander Hamilton, America's first Treasury Secretary.
Most folks know only two things about Hamilton.
First, it's Hamilton's historic face on the $10 bill.
And second, on July 11, 1804, Hamilton was shot and mortally wounded by Vice President Aaron Burr in one of the most famous duels in American history.
Apparently, though, Hamilton, Burr and the rest of America's founding fathers are more appealing when their stories are set to a hip-hop, R&B and pop score.
That's right, "Hamilton" is a musical.
It's written by Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also plays the title character in most stagings.
The show's run at the Public has been extended through May 3. After that, "Hamilton" is rumored to be headed for Broadway.
Good. That's after the heart of tax season and while tickets will be more expensive, maybe more will be available.
In the meantime, we can just hope that the next time current Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew testifies before a C-SPAN televised Congressional committee hearing, he'll break into song.
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