For the last several weeks, I’ve been listening to the new musical Hamilton fairly often at work, via streaming on the NPR Music app. Or so I thought, anyway. I’d bop my head along through the songs (can’t sing at the office), finishing up at the end of the Revolutionary War, which I thought was the end of the show.
Because of the way the app is set up, there was no track listing — I just listened from beginning to end, and it dawned on me while talking to my colleague Priya about which songs I liked that I didn’t actually know what they were called. So, this weekend I decide to look up the song listing and match the tunes I liked to their titles.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered I had only been listening to Act One all this time! Continue reading