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So, what’s the fuss all about, anyway?

I haven’t seen the Broadway play “Hamilton,” and I don’t expect to see it anytime soon.

The cost of tickets to see Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s revolutionary musical on Broadway is prohibitive. And though the Kennedy Center here in Washington, D.C., plans to stage the touring company’s version of the play — no cast announced as yet — that won’t be  until June of 2018. In order to assure yourself of a chance for tickets to what will be a limited run, the Kennedy Center recommends buying season tickets for the 2016-17 season, then renewing for 2017-18. That in itself is an expensive alternative.

So, what is the fuss all about? Here’s a clip from the 2016 Grammy’s that well worth watching just to get a taste of why this show has been called remarkable and revolutionary by theater critics.