history casting

anonymous asked:

I don't get why some people are making such a big deal out of that audition script? She's literally reading straight out of season 1 scenes. That's not "lazy" on A&E's part, that's having actors read /something/ so they can get a feel for the actor. Do people honestly believe they're doing an exact Jefferson/Grace scene again?That makes no sense. They have a history of misleading with casting calls and stuff so imagine if they gave out real S7 scenes and people dug up audition tapes. #nospoilers

I assume some people are making a big deal out of it, because some people make a big deal out of everything.

Great point about the spoilers. Especially for early audition rounds. You don’t need real scenes out there until you cut down the pool substantially.

Also, since there has been zero information released so far, I assume some are making a big deal in order to fill the void. Bless ‘em, honestly I can’t work up the desire to care much one way or the other about S7 casting at this point.

Jefferson was actually v soft-spoken. He didn’t like speaking in front of crowds, but when he did, no one could ever hear him and by the end of his speech no one even knew what he said. THEN you look at Daveed Diggs,,

Originally posted by alexander-hamiltunes


 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


• hamilton • wallpapers • pt. 9 •

Can we please talk about how Jon and Charlie look at each other and laugh like teenage girls, while the rest of the cast turn their heads in unison to see what those dorks are doing ? ?

Me @ Historians

People I’ve never met- Why do you think John Laurens and Alexander Hamilton were in a relationship? It’s not in any history books.

Me- *has an entire novel dedicated to this one question* Let’s review–

[…] 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). […]

I wan’t to show you guys what we have on the books. I don’t want to ruin the experience when you’re watching it but look at the books that Magnus has, he’s encyclopedia, he has “The Washing of The Spears” by Donald R. Morris and “A History of The Modern World” which yes he’s seen himself but it’s good to have um.. to see…it’s almost like a little diary in a way, “Handbook of Experimental Immunology” and um… so he’s got quite the collection of books and I think he’s read all of them.
—  Harry Shum Jr showing us Magnus’ books

“when we rise” is a genuinely good tv show that addresses queer history, and includes transgender cast members playing transgender characters, and gets into intersection of identities like race and queerness, and advocates for different sub-groups of the queer umbrella to, while addressing specific issues facing certain groups and working on issues within said umbrella, still work together for larger goals

watch “when we rise,” start to learn our history. you need to know this. it’s on abc for the next two nights, and i’m sure u can all find the first few episodes somewhere, too. seriously, it’s worth your time.