If you’re like me and have been spending half of your time listening to the Hamilton soundtrack “non-stop” and the other half crying about how the show is sold out for the next year, then I have some very exciting news for you. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote and stars in the hip-hop musical, is publishing a book.
Yasssss! The Tony- and Grammy Award-winning writer and MacArthur Genius (basically, all around amazing human) teamed up with theatre critic Jeremy McCarter to pen Hamilton: The Revolution, a hardcover designed to look like a relic from Alexander Hamilton’s lifetime. The book contains the show’s entire script – which will mean you can finally hold sing-along parties with your friends and family – as well as anecdotes about how the production developed since Lin-Manuel performed an early solo version at the White House in 2009.
There will also be pictures from Hamilton, which is great for those of us who’ve based our imaginings off of morsels from YouTube.
Lin-Manuel told Playbill that he would have wanted a book like this when he was a teenager:
Hamilton is based on an 800-page biography by Ron Chernow, so in a way, this story is coming full circle.
The book will not be available until April 12, 2016, but you can pre-order it on Amazon now. “That would be enough,” but honestly, until I am holding Hamilton: The Revolution in my hands, “I will never be satisfied.”
(Image via Amazon.)