Amazon Says Expect Nine to Twelve Day Wait For Already Out Of Stock HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION
Lin-Manuel Miranda can now add "Best-Selling Author" to his rapidly growing list of artistic achievements.
As Hamiltonmania continues to sweep the nation, Entertainment Weekly reports that Hamilton: THE REVOLUTION, the hardcover edition of his smash Broadway hit, is already out of stock at Amazon after sales began yesterday.
Nicknamed the "Hamiltome," fans can now expect a nine to twelve day wait for a copy of the volume, written by Miranda and culture critic Jeremy McCarter, which features the full libretto, photographs and accounts of the show's creation.
Jimmy Franco, publicity director at Grand Central Publishing, says the book is already going into its third printing, for a total of 210,000 copies. Additionally, Ron Chernow's biography "Alexander Hamilton, Miranda's inspiration for the musical, has been firmly sitting on the New York Times' best-seller list, currently at number two.
The audio clip below provides a sample of Lin-Manuel Miranda's commentary.
HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages--"since before this was even a show," according to Miranda--traces its development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here.Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sondheim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by President Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don't throw away their shot.