broadway originals

tagged by @simplythebest-chatlover for the musical tag! thank you so much!

rules: you can tell a lot about a person based on the music they listen to. put your music on shuffle, and list the first 10 songs, and tag 10 people.

1. don’t forget where you belong, one direction

2. libesleid (love’s sorrow), kreisler (rachmaninoff’s transcription)

3. don’t, ed sheeran

4. who lives, who dies, who tells your story, original broadway cast of hamilton

5. king of anything by sara bareilles

6. lamentation, yiruma

7. shall we skate?, taku matushiba

8. move, little mix

9. dance for you, by beyoncé

10. lucky, jason mraz ft. colbie caillat

tagging: @hypnotized-gays, @soulffles, @gayberonicas, @ladriened, @buginette, @viktorsyuuris, @viktornikiforov-official, @lesbianmila, and whoever else wants to do this! ofc u guys don’t have to do it if you don’t want to!

  • What she says: I'm fine
  • What she means: Why do people talk about Jonathan Groff more than Okieriete Onaodowan? Jon left Hamilton months ago and is literally on stage for like 10 minutes. Oak has an amazing range and is the last original cast member. Why does no one talk about him. Why wasn't he nominated for a Tony. I need answers.

A ‘Hamilton’ Star Is to Replace Josh Groban in ‘Great Comet’ (NYT) [x]:

[…] Okieriete Onaodowan, who played Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton,” will succeed the pop singer Josh Groban as Pierre this summer in the musical “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.”

The casting choice is striking. It reflects a bet by Broadway that “Hamilton” alumni have ongoing, bankable box-office appeal (another member of the original “Hamilton” cast, Phillipa Soo, will star in an adaptation of “Amélie” opening in April). And it is the rare instance in which two black actors are leading the cast of a show that is not about black characters: Mr. Onaodowan will star opposite Denée Benton as Natasha.

Mr. Onaodowan, a son of Nigerian immigrants who was raised in New Jersey and took up acting when an injury ended his high school football career, will assume the role on July 3, the day after Mr. Groban’s departure, and has committed to staying until Sept. 4. The musical, set in 19th-century Russia, is adapted from a section of “War and Peace” in which Pierre is a wealthy but dejected member of the Moscow elite. […]

  • Me: it's important to value life, live each day in the moment and don't ever joke about death. Live every day to the fullest and appreciate the fact that you're alive.
  • Me: *drops nacho on the ground*
  • Me: I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory

[…] For the first time in more than 51 years, there are two cast recordings in the top 20 of the Billboard 200 chart. The original Broadway cast recording of Dear Evan Hansen debuts at No. 8 with 29,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Feb. 9, while still-hot Hamilton: An American Musical, moves from No. 12 to No. 13 (25,000 units; down 1 percent). The chart last housed a pair of top 20-charting cast albums way back in 1965, when the Broadway cast recordings of Hello, Dolly! and Fiddler on the Roof both occupied the region for 11 consecutive weeks, between Jan. 16 and March 27, 1965. Hello, Dolly! topped the chart for one week in 1964, while Fiddler On the Roof peaked at No. 7 in January of 1965. Both albums were particularly strong performers on the list, with Hello, Dolly! spending 90 weeks on the tally, and Fiddler charting 206 frames on the list.


As previously reported, Dear Evan Hansen’s bow at No. 8 is the highest debut for a cast recording on the chart since 1961, and marks just the fourth cast recording to reach the top 10 of the Billboard 200 in the last 50 years. In that span of time, the only previous cast albums to visit the region were: Hamilton (No. 3 in 2016), The Book of Mormon (No. 3 in 2011) and Hair (No. 1 for 13 weeks in 1969). […]

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 History has its eyes on you! by PRlNCESS aka Illse.

A collection of Broadway songs that describe historical events, from elections to revolutions.

Featuring songs from: Something Rotten!, Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, Bloody Andrew Jackson, Les Mis, Assasins, Annie Get Your Gun, Newsies, Fiddler on the Roof, Ragtime, Chicago, Bonnie and Clyde, Allegiance, Hairspray, and Miss Saigon.

Sources for the facts are:  Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty: An American History  and Wikipedia. Painting in album is “Battle outside the Hôtel de Ville” by Jean Victor Schnetz