Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Puerto Rican American composer behind “Hamilton,” neglected manner an excessive amount of of the historic narrative surrounding the early Founding Fathers — similar to, that some have been slave homeowners — from the Broadway musical, stated creator Ishmael Reed.
“They solid Black folks in an effort to defend tasks that [Black people] would possibly discover objectionable. It kind of distracts from the racism of the white historic characters,” he stated, by way of Newsweek.
In response, he wrote a play, “The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda.” Comparable in construction to Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Miranda is visited by the ghosts of the folks portrayed in “Hamilton.” On the finish, he learns the error of his methods.
Toni Morrison donated an undisclosed amount of cash to the venture; Reed would solely say that she was his second-biggest patron.
“The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda” ran briefly in New York in 2019, in keeping with The Nation.
Miranda, for his half, has acknowledged that “Hamilton” fails to color the entire image. “In attempting to color a mosaic of this group, we fell quick,” he acknowledged, per CBS Information.