I remember hearing in an interview with John Gallagher Jr. where he said that every time Billie would go on as Saint Jimmy he would yell backstage to get into character and that everyone in the theater could hear it. And when that song was recorded in one of the performances with Billie, you can hear Billie screaming his head off in the background before he came on as Saint Jimmy.
An interviewer was talking to Billie Joe right after the first of the musical , and he was completely at a loss for words and his eyes looked red as if he had been crying , Mike was there with Britt and so embraced him . Later Mike did a interview and said " I know Billie many years , I understand when he needs a moment of comfort."
catch me i’m falling //
songs from the stage for those theatre kids who can’t remember how to be okay
before the lobotomy/extraordinary girl - american idiot // without you - RENT // see i’m smiling - the last five years // everything else - next to normal // quiet - matilda the musical // how did we come to this? - the wild party // days and days - fun home // no more - into the woods // as long as he needs me - oliver! // i dreamed a dream - les miserables // touch me - spring awakening // lifeboat - heathers the musical // i miss the mountains - next to normal // the moon - once the musical // drink with me - les miserables / 21 guns - american idiot // say it to me now - once the musical // light (finale) - next to normal
Miguel Cervantes plays Alexander Hamilton in Chicago’s production of ‘ Hamilton’. He and his wife Kelly join Bill and Wendy in the studio. Their one year old daughter, Adelaide, suffers from a rare childhood epilepsy syndrome. The group talk about their new campaign, ‘My Shot at Epilepsy’, which hopes to help find a cure for the disorder.
People thought the cast of Hamilton had no place to make a political statement.
Let me say that again.
People thought HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL had no place to make a political statement.
HAMILTON, A SHOW ENTIRELY CENTERED AROUND THE POLITICS AND SCANDALS OF EARLY AMERICA, HAD NO PLACE TO MAKE A POLITICAL STATEMENT
Hey you know who doesn’t get enough notice for being drop-dead beautiful and perfect and sexy and talented? Rebecca Naomi Jones, who is one of the best singers and actresses currently working in NYC. She is a constant in new, cutting-edge, amazing theater and I could listen to her sing all day. Passing Strange, American Idiot, Murder Ballad, The Fortress of Solitude. And I mean, oh my god. Look at her. Bless it.
Wicked, is making its slow march to theaters. In an interview with Film Divider, producer Marc Platt let slip that a movie version of the show could be in theaters by 2016. Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life, the original Wicked musical’s book) is currently writing the script and Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) may direct, but Platt warns that nothing is set in stone.