Victor Nuovo: Devotion to the new republic

15th in a series Alexander Hamilton (1755 or 1757–1804) has not enjoyed the celebrity of other founders of this nation, neither of Washington nor Adams nor Jefferson. His tragic early death, from a gunshot wound received in a duel with Aaron Burr, may have been the cause of this. Lin Manuel Miranda restored him to fame and celebrity by writing a play, a Broadway musical, “Hamilton,” which entertained the nation, but even more revealed the tragic meaning of his life. There are historical moments that histori … (read more)

Ways of Seeing: ‘1776’ set the stage for ‘Hamilton’

Every Broadway musical theater freak has a dream role. The last time I publicly pronounced mine was during a mic check for the Middlebury Community Players’ 2017 production of “Working.” To ensure that the sound system was functioning properly, each cast … (read more)

Panther field hockey wins NESCAC title in OT

MIDDLEBURY — In Sunday’s NESCAC championship game on its own turf, the Middlebury College field hockey team found itself trailing in the fourth quarter. The top-seeded Panthers had only trailed twice in the fourth quarter all season, including in their on … (read more)

‘Hamilton’ actor to visit Middlebury on Wednesday

MIDDLEBURY — Broadway stage actor Bryan Terrell Clark will share his personal story and discuss self-empowerment through the arts in a talk at Middlebury College’s Wilson Hall on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. His talk, “Finding Your Purpose: From Baltimore to Broadway … (read more)

Women’s soccer ties visiting Hamilton

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team settled for a 1-1 tie with visiting NESCAC foe Hamilton (3-2-1, 1-2-1) on Saturday. The Panthers will carry a 5-0-1, 2-0-1 NESCAC, record into another home game this coming Saturday at 11 a.m. vs. le … (read more)

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