“…The Hamilton cast went way, way off book with a performance of the musical’s popular number “Wait For It,” remixed by Kurt Crowley and choreographed by Stephanie Klemons.
Klemons took the show’s modern-day political symbolism and made it literal, beginning with posing the cast in images of struggle and resistance, including the now-famous “Hands up don’t shoot” pose popularized after the shooting of Michael Brown last year in Ferguson, Missouri. The result is a haunting a cappella performance, which the Hamilton cast dedicated “To all we have lost.”
In the show, “Wait For It” is a significant number because it ironically represents historical figure Aaron Burr as a symbol of respectability politics—an ideology of working within an unjust social system rather than rebelling, or refusing to wait for it. In this modern context, the new choreography underscores the hopelessness of marginalized voices who have been waiting far too long for equality…”
“Joy to the World” sung by the cast of Hamilton for Broadway’s Carols for a Cure
Singers include Okieriete Onaodowan, Leslie Odom, Jr., Carleigh Bettiol, Andrew Chappelle, Alysha Deslorieux, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Stephanie Klemons, Morgan Marcell, Javier Muñoz, Anthony Ramos, Austin Smith, and Ephraim Sykes
Buried treasure INDEED. I still have hope that they have footage of this whole thing somewhere since there was so much that they didn’t stream. I will also never be tired of Daveed’s bouncy-dancing when he’s allowed to…and I will never not rock out at Oak’s part here.
Here we have Sydney Harcourt, who understudies for Burr, Washington and apparently now Lafayette/Jefferson! He’s been on as both Burr and Washington andis fantastic in both roles, he’s a super strong vocalist. He’s also an ensemble member, James Reynolds, Eliza’s father AND the Doctor when Phillip dies. So he’s everywhere, basically!