'Hamilton' mashes history with hip-hop

February 18, 2015 3:01 AM

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NEW YORK — If you're worried about the state of socially conscious hip-hop, as many have been recently, rest assured that it's alive and well and living off-Broadway.

So, for that matter, is musical theater. The two forms have actually found a magnificent new home together, at the Public Theater, where Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton (**** out of four) opened Tuesday.

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