1. Miranda, a lifelong student of Broadway, drops knowing references to classic musicals into the text, including "You've got to be carefully taught" from "South Pacific" and  "Sit down, John!" HAMILTON: Burr, check what we got Mr. Lafayette hard rock like Lancelot I think your pants look hot Laurens, I like you a lot Let's hatch a plot blacker than the kettle callin' the pot What are the odds the gods would put us all in one spot If you talk, you're gonna get shot."). The national tour of "Hamilton," the Broadway phenomenon that's taken the nation by storm, opens at the Fisher Theatre March 12 - April 21. "Hamilton" wasn't born overnight. -- Sources: Detroit News interviews, The Atlantic Monthly and "Hamilton: The Revolution" by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. A total of 20,520 words are crammed into "Hamilton's" two hour and 23 minute cast album -- 144 words per minute.10. Psych 2: Lassie Come Home (2020) (TV Movie) The song that plays over the credits ends on the line "I will not throw away mon chat!"

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's "Going Back to Cali"-- in addition to the title phrase from Rodgers & Hammerstein's "You've Got to Be Carefully Taught," from South Pacific. In actual history as well as the play, following the surrender at Yorktown, retreating British troops really did sing "The World Turned Upside-Down" -- a popular drinking song that, intentionally or no, nicely reflected the historical moment.

The wildly successful and groundbreaking musical 'Hamilton' has been praised for its many allusions to other Broadway and hip hop classics. Aaron Burr, who reminds all of the men to keep quiet because loyalists may be among them ("You've got to be carefully taught. [HAMILTON] Burr, check what we got Mister Lafayette, hard rock like Lancelot I think your pants look hot Laurens, I like you a lot [HAMILTON] Burr, check what we got Mister Lafayette, hard rock like Lancelot I think your pants look hot Laurens, I like you a lot Let's hatch a plot blacker than the kettle callin' the pot... What are the odds the gods would put us all in one spot From developments in intellectual property and contracts to changes in insurance and media law, these authors help Forbes readers understand cases, case law, and what’s at stake for celebrities, and entertainment and media companies.Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.I litigate copyright, trademark, right of publicity and fair use cases in the entertainment industry. It may indeed be a hip-hop musical, but "Hamilton" is not all rap. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Not only are none of Miranda’s sources of inspiration or lyrics suing Miranda, they are lining up to praise him (and presumably for tickets).Barbra Streisand, right, presents the award for best musical to Lin-Manuel Miranda, center, ofThat’s not to say that Sheeran or Led Zeppelin actually borrowed from others (that will be a hard fought battle ultimately to be decided by a judge and/or jury).
The stirring opener, "Alexander Hamilton," is almost entirely rap, but most of the rest of the soundtrack mixes hip-hop, R&B and classic Broadway songwriting.

The Schuyler sisters from "Hamilton," two of whom are love interests for the protagonist.© The Detroit News, a Digital First Media Newspaper from "1776."
The Mixtape's public debut came in 2009 at a White House Poetry Jam in front of Pres. The words from many shows – The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady, Pippin, Les Miserables, Into The Woods and now, Hamilton – occupy a permanent residence in my brain. Brands' "The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr," to bone up on the character who's the play's narrator and villain, and "Affairs of Honor" by Joanne B. Freeman about dueling.More history: Miranda actually wrote part of the play at New York City's historic Morris-Jumel Mansion, briefly George Washington's headquarters during the Revolutionary War. BURR: Geniuses, lower your voices You keep out of trouble, and you double your choices I'm with you, but the situation is fraught You've got to be carefully taught: If you talk, you're gonna get shot!