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How Hamilton the Musical Changed the American Musical Scene

From glowing reviews to groundbreaking ticket sales, here’s one musical that exceeded its own expectations     Hailed by critics as one of the most innovative musicals, Hamilton the musical drew comparisons with Show Boat, Oklahoma! and West Side Story as a production that set trends and changed the game. It was created by one man—Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer,…

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1940s Entertainment

Entertainment during the 1940s       When you consider your life and the technology available to you today, you may wonder… “What did people do for entertainment in the 1940s?”   One of the main influences on entertainment in the 1940s in America was World War II. The war shaped radio, the film industry,…

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by Rosalie H. Contino, PhD