Jeremy McCarter, bestselling writer, director, and producer, will speak on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus on January 19, 2019. McCarter, who co-wrote the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution with Lin-Manuel Miranda, is the storyteller of record for the cultural phenomenon that is Hamilton, the record-breaking Broadway musical.
Fans will get the chance to interact with the author at this special Rutgers–New Brunswick author talk, which is sponsored by Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies and Rutgers-New Brunswick Summer Session.
In April 2016, Miranda, the creator of the musical, and McCarter published the book, which describes Hamilton's journey from conception to Broadway success and discusses the cultural revolution that permeates the show. McCarter is also the author of Young Radicals, a story of idealistic Americans fighting for their ideals, which The Wall Street Journal called "brilliant, even inspiring."
He spent five years on the artistic staff of the Public Theater in New York, where he created and ran the Public Forum series. These performances and conversations featured many of America's leading actors, writers, activists, and community leaders, exploring the intersection of arts and society. He has written about culture and politics for New York magazine, Newsweek, and The New York Times. He wrote the liner notes for the cast recording of the 2005 Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Company.
The public event will be held at the Rutgers University–New Brunswick College Avenue Student Center on January 19 at 7:00 pm. Mr. McCarter will speak and respond to audience questions. There will also be a book signing and reception. Current Rutgers students with Rutgers IDs will receive a free book with the ticket. To purchase tickets, visit winter.rutgers.edu/mccarter.