A rap musical? Sounded a bit weird to me, not going to lie. None the less, I was intrigued.

After a rehearsal one night, my sister and I hopped into the car and turned on the cast album of Hamilton.

TEARS. Actual tears were streaming down our faces by the time we weren’t even through the first full song.

Hamilton is unbelievable with its ability to captivate an audience with such ease and then maintain that sense of longing for the entirety of the performance – whether you be there in person, or hearing it through the speakers of your mom’s Honda civic.

However, Hamilton does something even more special – beyond music.

The video below features one of Hamilton‘s own, Leslie Odom Jr., and other Broadway stars as they discuss the ever present issue of diversity on Broadway, an issue brought center stage by the ground-breaking production.

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