i just have a lot of broadway feelings

some things i noticed during hamilton
  • king george does the turn off your cellphones announcement right before it starts and he says “enjoy MY show” lmfao
  • i was already tearing up during alexander hamilton rip
  • in the beginning laurens and hercules are v loud and usually drunk there are multiple instances of it in aaron burr, sir, the story of tonight, satisfied, and the story of tonight reprise and they always made the audience laugh
  • in my shot laurens turns to hamilton and says “you and i do or die” more privately and quietly to him alone and then turns back and continues  
  • peggy is actually reluctant in the schuyler sisters and tries to stop angelica before being quite literally dragged across the stage when she sings “and peggy”
  • when everyone exits in the story of tonight hamilton and laurens leave with their arms around each other :’)
  • in farmer refuted the squad is standing off to the side listening to samuel seabury and hercules and lafayette nudge and push hamilton forward while giggling to themselves until he finally challenges seabury
  • during you’ll be back king george jerks his shoulders up and down in time with his da da da das he looked absolutely ridiculous it was so funny
  • in helpless after hamilton gets eliza’s father’s blessing he looks to eliza and does this ridiculous little celebratory dance but then mr schuyler looks back over at him and he makes a show of composing himself
  • also in helpless washington was the one who helped hamilton get ready for the wedding and he fixed up his coat it was such a nice moment :’)
  • yo satisfied literally changed my fucking life ok bc obv renee is SO TALENTED WOW and bc the choreography was so cool man they did actually rewind everything somehow so it was the scene at the beginning of helpless im not entirely sure how they pulled it off tbh
  • in the story of tonight reprise the squad sways/thrusts their hips crudely while they tease hamilton for getting married it’s so fucking funny
  • wait for it is life changing. that is all
  • history has its eyes on you blew me away i love chris so much
  • yorktown is INSANE so many things are happening at once and the lights go crazy and the ensemble dance breakdown is just incredible
  • at the end of what comes next king george held out his hands expectantly then huffed and stomped off stage when no one started clapping immediately honestly all of his appearances were 10/10
  • oh my god dear theodosia was too much for me because it’s just burr and hamilton alone on stage singing tenderly to their newborn children
  • BUT THEN
  • eliza walks in and delivers the news about laurens’ death (it’s not in the soundtrack) and hamilton’s demeanor changes immediately and after about a minute of grim silence he says “i have so much work to do” and exits and during this entire thing laurens stands off to the side surrounded by blue light and quietly and sadly sings the beginning lines of the story of tonight i damn near started bawling y’all
  • in non stop burr and hamilton are at a trial and burr gets v exasperated as hamilton delivers the long winded opening statement and after burr says “that’s all you had to say” hamilton looks like he’s going to stop but then in a typical hamilton fashion he darts back to keep talking when he says “one more thing–”
  • i especially loved nonstop bc the blending of the different character harmonies being sung all at once is phenomenal and outstanding i was completely blown away
  • in what’d i miss jefferson was encouraging the crowd’s applause and cheers and cupped his hand by his ear and leaned forward to hype the crowd up and it made everyone go even crazier it was so great
  • after jefferson finishes his argument in cabinet battle #1 he drops the mic and madison’s hand is waiting underneath to catch it lmaooooo
  • eliza beatboxes during philip’s rap/poem in take a break and philip’s voice breaks really badly so it ended up sounding like “you can write rhymes but you can’t write MINE” and that’s why hamilton says “WHAT”
  • also hamilton declines the invitation to the schuyler vacation and angelica starts after him to talk some sense into him but eliza stops her and shakes her head and they leave arm in arm they don’t even KNOW
  • maria wore a red dress with red lipstick in say no to this and i got chills bc jasmine is so talented and i am very gay that’s all i have to say
  • ok i lied towards the end of say no to this maria to sits on hamilton’s lap and places one of his hands on her stomach and the other on her chest i was vvv side eye emoji
  • i also got chills during room where it happens and one last time and literally every song ngl i’m trash
  • jefferson literally sniffs hamilton and makes a disgusted face when he says hamilton “smells like new money” in cabinet battle #2
  • king george comes back in i know him as the others are exiting and he flinches away in disgust if any of them got close to him it’s hysterical and then he jumps around as he excitedly anticipates being able to see adams crash and burn as president
  • KING GEORGE ALSO GOT BURR TO BREAK CHARACTER!!! burr laughed as he sang the beginning of the adams administration because george was making exaggerated gestures from where he set up a stool on the end of the stage to watch adams’ disastrous presidency i feel so #blessed
  • oh my god and then when hamilton calls john adams a “FAT MOTHERF–” in his iconic drag he drops a stack of books off the balcony so the thud censors the rest of it as the red strobe lights flashed it’s so extra i love it
  • in we know jefferson’s “whaaaaat” is pure giddiness and he rushes over to snatch james reynolds’ letter out of burr’s hands to read for himself he’s such an asshole
  • hurricane is AWESOME ok it’s one of my faves the lights were dimmed and hamilton is alone on stage singing and then maria gives hamilton the quill i was like bro…… that’s some poetic shit………
  • lord the reynolds pamphlet was crazy everyone was moving around and making it rain and then king george came down the stairs and smugly pranced across the stage while hamilton is trying to plead with everyone that at least he was honest about the money
  • burn was so fucking sad and it didn’t help that eliza was on her knees for half of it just lay me to rest y’all
  • JESUS and then after philip’s death in stay alive reprise eliza wails mournfully as she sobs over his body it’s the saddest thing i’ve ever heard i felt like i was hit by a train
  • sjdfnskfnksfj nothing will ever prepare you for seeing it’s quiet uptown live it’s a beautifully sad number bc hamilton and eliza are standing center stage while people move in slow motion in dim blue light around them but eliza stares straight ahead while hamilton begs for forgiveness until she finally reaches for his arm and rests her head on his shoulder and says “it’s quiet uptown”
  • burr actually runs around grinning as he eavesdrops on all the peoples’ views of him and he even fist pumps a bit in the election of 1800
  • your obedient servant was so funny bc there was only one desk and burr wrote one letter to hamilton and after a dancer delivered it burr and hamilton switched places at the desk and hamilton handed off letter after letter to be delivered to burr and burr just looked so done
  • god the choreography in the world was wide enough was a++++ because burr fires the gun and a dancer shows the motion of the bullet by acting as if she was holding it and moved it closer to hamilton and then everything slows down as hamilton has his moment of reflection and he actually runs away when he notices how close the bullet is getting at one point but then he finally decides to accept his fate and doesn’t move as the bullet comes rushing towards him when time resumes normal speed
  • towards the end of who lives, who dies, who tells your story eliza and alexander face each other and hold hands but then hamilton steps back and eliza turns to the audience and at the veeeeery last moment she holds her hands out and gasps and smiles as if she sees him on the ~other side~ after decades of being apart and she’s ready to go be with him forever and then the lights cut to black and it ends i stood up immediately and clapped with goddamn tears in my eyes
  • TL;DR there are a lot of little quirks in hamilton that make it a wonderful live experience and basically however you imagine the show it’s 100000x better trust me

After reading that article about Fox’s casting exec, who mentions Darren in a short list of actors that impressed her so much she demanded they bring him as a series regular on Glee, has me thinking. Maybe she’s purposely promoting his name for either Royalities or another show he might be cast in next fall. There’s just been a lot of stir about him lately but no real facts. Just a feeling but I’m betting a major announcement in the next couple of months. 

Not sure where him cast in a Broadway play fits in too…though that could have just been a rumor and not actually happening. 

anonymous asked:

Tbh I have a lot of dreams, and it makes me happy that you genuinely care enough to want to hear from strangers. My dream is to either be a writer, do something with art idk, or be an actress on Broadway(but your girl can't do any of these). For some reason though I kind of want to be a politician/activist, idk I just can't keep my damn mouth shut when I feel strongly about something. All of these make me feel empowered though, so I guess that's what I want. Ps. Love you! 💕 ✨

You can do anything and everything that you want to (within moderation of course)!!!! If you want to become a writer, write to your heart’s content. If you want to become an artist, draw until your hand falls off! Don’t be afraid to dream, anon

tell me your dreams🌙

“All the way on the West Coast, never having seen a Broadway show, it was like, ‘They don’t want me. There’s nothing there for me.’ I’d come to New York a lot and never even tried to see a Broadway show. There was no reason for me to do that,” he said.

“I didn’t care because it didn’t seem like they cared about me,” he said. “That is one thing that feels like this group is working really hard to change by just moving the fence a little bit wider.”


Diggs is often asked what kind of advice he has to young artists and he is quick with an answer — “Don’t stress the timeline as much.” He explains that he had a definition of what making it was and assumed he’d reach it by 25.“Then 25 came and went and I hadn’t figured it out. Then it was like, ‘Well, 30. Thirty’s the time,’” he said. “Thirty came and went and it was still a struggle. But you could look back and see the gains.”(x)

I just have a lot of love for Lin-Manuel Miranda. I don’t know how to explain the joy that I feel when he succeeds or is so overcome with fanboy joy when something cool happens. He has so much passion for theater and music, and genuinely loves sharing his gifts, but remains humble. He gives so much insight to his life, giving us Ham4Ham, sharing his dog Tobi, the maestro with his junior piano, the fact that he absolutely loves his beautiful and genius wife, Vanessa, and they remain relationship goals, and also reminding us (sometimes through humorous tweets) to keep working hard and pursuing your passions.

He is filled with so much life and it inspires me to be better. He is literal sunshine 

Soo agrees. “If I didn’t have Renée and Jasmine with me in this experience, being the way that it is, I feel like I’d have to do a lot more thinking about how to create the relationship of these sisters. But because of our relationship, just as who we are, it all kind of just flows out onto the stage seamlessly. ”

Adds Goldsberry: “We both feel this way about the women that are in this business with us. We lean into each other, and we lean on each other, even just when we see each other in an audition room. They’re our resource and our strength and our sanity.”

Meet the Women at the Heart of Broadway Hit ‘Hamilton’

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real talk you know what i really want to see? Brendon Urie on Broadway. Like think about it. He’s got pipes like no other and his range/voice in general is fantastic. I’ve never seen him act in anything, but I have the feeling he’d be good just due to the theatrical nature of a lot of p!atd’s performances and music videos. and just imagine him as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar or Elder Price in Book of Mormon ohmYGOD

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Ok let’s talk about Scott Hoying of Pentatonix for a sec.

Scott is an amazing vocalist who can basically sing anything. Broadway, pop, Beyonce lets be real here not a lot of people can pull off beyonce and slay AND be acknowledged by the queen herself, you name it. But this cover with Rozzi Crane and Kevin is just absolutely amazing. 

Let’s talk about the arrangement first. One, it’s all cello and Kevin, so that by itself is amazing. Two, I have no idea how he does it, but somehow, Kevin’s cello and beatboxing just fills the space so that the arrangement doesn’t feel empty or awkward or anything. The ENTIRE COVER ONLY USES ONE INSTRUMENT yet the cover doesn’t feel like it lacks anything.

Ok now let’s move on to Rozzi and Scott. Their voices mesh SO WELL like Rozzi’s voice has this certain edge and power to it, and Scott has a smoother voice, but it’s still just as powerful. These two sound amazing together with the harmonies and the runs and everything. I hope that just once, Rozzi and Pentatonix do a collaboration with each other because that would be beyond amazing. 

If you like Scott’s music, check out his individual YouTube channel here! Currently, he’s hosting a vlog channel with fellow PTX member Mitch Grassi called Superfruit, so make sure to check that out! If you like Rozzi Crane, her channel is here, and if you like Kevin’s music, check out his channel here. Also, you can see more of Scott and Kevin in Pentatonix, so check out their channel here! The original song is Stay by Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko

Enjoy~

I think I will have more to say about Hedwig once I have gotten away from the rush of this trip. However one thing I want to say, having seen it now 3 times, is that I love that during the curtain call Darren always points out and gives a moment to the people he kissed, carwashed, and spat on during the show. It’s a little thing, but I really love that he takes that moment at the end. Because the audience really is such a major part, and that is the time for thanking all the people involved in the show.

Okay Broadway fandom, listen the fuck up.

Does it suck that a lot of good shows have been closing lately? Yes.

But this sort of thing happens ALL the time. It just so happens that it was a really good season and we’re feeling these losses a lot more than I think we have in a long time.

Contrary to popular belief, it is not Hamilton’s fault that these shows are closing, just like it wasn’t Wicked’s fault that until I just Googled the 2003-2004 Broadway season that i had never even HEARD of Taboo.

These big blockbuster shows have always been what most tourists go for, and that has always made them bigger moneymakers. This really all goes back to the accessibility issue; a lot of tourists aren’t going to risk their money on a show they haven’t heard of, they’re going to go for one of the big ones.

You want that to change? Keep encouraging Broadway to become more accessible. Spread the word about shows that are getting less attention, because I for one had never even HEARD of Shuffle Along until the Tony’s, and that’s a damn shame.

Don’t shit on a good show just because it’s the one in the spotlight right now. That’s not going to solve anything.