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American Politics | American Popular Culture | Dramatic Literature, Criticism and Theory | Playwriting | Political History | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Social History | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History | United States History


In this article originally published in The Atlantic, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner wonders about the challenges of premiering the famed Broadway musical, Hamilton, during a time of political discord in the aftermath of 2017's Hurricane Maria, in Puerto Rico.

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© 2019 Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, as first published in The Atlantic.

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Daniel Pollack-Pelzner
The mixed reception of the Hamilton premiere in Puerto Rico.
The Atlantic, 2019-01-18



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