HAMILTON

Unbelievably, Cara won two front row tickets to Hamilton, which for years has been the toughest ticket on Broadway. Turns out there is a lottery for tickets to most Broadway shows; the odds against winning Hamilton tox were quoted as 10000 to one. It took Cara two weeks before she won (my friend Belinda Luscombe told me she had been playing for two years.) And if she was lucky, it was my great good fortune that she invited me to go along. What an offer! What a daughter! What a show! Very enjoyable! The whole thing is a a monument to the incredible imagination and insight of Lin Manuel Miranda, who possessed first the vision and then the immense talent to reimagine the American creation story in 21st century urban vernacular. It was particularly moving to see the show a week after Trump‘s `shithole’ countries remark. The relevance of the show was all the clearer.

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