Without Ron Chernow, there would be no Broadway play called Hamilton, and its star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, might not have become a household name.
So if you're a fan, you might want to catch the award-winning author of 2005's Alexander Hamiltonwhen he comes to Minnesota to talk to a live audience this month.
The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul has announced Chernow as its next guest for the "Talking Volumes" interview series, which is hosted by Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune.
At 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, he'll be speaking with MPR's Kerri Miller about his newest book, Grant, a biography of President Ulysses S. Grant that was released this month.
According to publisher Penguin Random House, Chernow's narrative "makes sense of all sides of Grant’s life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary."
Though the book about the Civil War hero is already a bestseller, Chernow is probably best known for his work on the life of Hamilton, a Founding Father and the first secretary of the U.S. Treasury. The book, of course, served as the basis of the mega-popular musical.
So if you're interested in seeing Chernow talk Hamilton, Grant, and U.S. history, you can buy tickets right here. They run from $23 to $50.
By the way, you can catch Hamilton on tour when it plays in Minneapolis during the 2018-2019 theater season. Exact dates TBA.