For moments when you’re defending Black Lives Matter and low-key racists: 

(1) makes irrelevant references to “rioting/violence”; and/or

(2) have the nerve  to make condescending hypotheticals about how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would feel about modern anger, modern protest blockades, or modern confrontational civil disobedience.

Anthony Ramos has Hamilton in his bones. He’s performed the show on Broadway hundreds of times in his dual role as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton— but he still gets pumped when “Wait for It” comes on. Before being cast in Hamilton, Anthony was waiting for it, too. He describes what it was like to go from working in a bakery to performing at the White House. Plus, he tells Travon about learning by example from Leslie Odom Jr. and (not) watching his boss kiss his girlfriend onstage.

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You may know Jasmine Cephas Jones as Maria Reynolds or Peggy Schuyler. Jasmine describes what it was like to audition for Hamilton and go on to make her Broadway debut in the show. She tells us why she so admires her fellow Schuyler sisters and dishes on that time Barbra Streisand complimented her singing. Plus, she and Travon belt out “The Schuyler Sisters.” This week we want to hear your best Schuyler sister rap. Call us and go for it: 937-9MYSHOT.

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anonymous asked:

ok so they don't technically address Washingtons death in the songs but I remember listening to The Room Where It's Happening podcast and one of the hosts, Travon, has seen it like 5 times and he said that people kinda like gather around the stage and it looks like a funeral during one last time?? idk exactly how to describe it bc i don't remember noticing it when I saw it but?? and he said he talked to Leslie about it and he said that's what it's supposed to be. so that's a thing, i guess??

Oh I saw the musical twice in bootlegs and it’s basically a farewell ceremony, it’s his goodbye, it’s sad, and all… I personally don’t see it as a funeral but the beauty of theatre is being able to have different interpertations of it <3 

Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple, Community) has been friends with Leslie Odom Jr. for over a decade. If that’s not enough to make you jealous, how about the fact that she was in the audience for Hamilton’s opening night on Broadway? She tells Travon why the show made her want to learn more about rap and why she admires Angelica’s strength of character. Plus, you really don’t want to miss Yvette singing along to “Alexander Hamilton.” Take note, Hamilheads: our next episode will drop on Tuesday, October 18th.

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Comedian and writer John Hodgman caught the Hamilton bug at the gym, where he first listened to the soundtrack on Travon’s recommendation. He was immediately smitten. “I’ve never experienced art that has taken hold so quickly,” he says. He tells us how his Hamilton obsession quickly spread to his wife and children, why he feels Hamiltonian himself and the fever dream of going to bowling night with Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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Join hosts Travon Free (Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons) and Mike Drucker (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) as they welcome super-fan actors, musicians, writers, and comedians on a song-by-song journey through the biggest musical of all time. You can even add your voice to the chorus – don’t forget to call and tell us your favorite song at 937-9MYSHOT. 

Episode 1: Adam Savage (Mythbusters) has listened to the Hamilton soundtrack hundreds of times, and still finds things new things to learn and love. He also busts some myths about the musical’s stage design. His favorite song (and he’s ready to sing it) is Hurricane. 

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Endowed with ten arms and video monitors, “Black Angel” suggests a stop action “hands up” response to a police order. Micro video cameras reframe viewers in the context of black/ brown/tan/ beige hooded sweatshirts and violence against unarmed black men, while monitors housed in the ‘hands’ of fanned out arms “Black Angel” has a larger than life presence that references skin color in relation to contemporary surveillance profiling, violence against black men (Travon, Michael, etc.), and cultural sources, from Jesus to Shiva.

Another great art in honor of police brutality victims!