We have wanted to write a musical theater style tribute to Critical Role for quite some time. ‘willing’ is based on the 44th episode, ‘The Sunken Tomb’, which was, without a doubt, one of the most powerful and plot-rocking moments in the whole show.
People who hate contemporary theatre for being popular:
Oh, you like Dear Evan Hansen? Sweetie, that's not a real musical. My favorite musical is the 1866 musical The Black Crook, the first original theatre piece that conforms to many modern definitions of a musical
Book by Steven Levenson; Music and Lyrics By Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Music Box Theatre, 2016
Starring Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Mike Faist, Michael Park, Will Roland, Kristolyn Lloyd, Michael Lee Brown, Garrett Long, Olivia Puckett, Colton Ryan, & Asa Somers
The only surprising thing about Bette Midler coming to Broadway in a revival of Hello, Dolly! is that she hadn’t already come to Broadway in a revival of Hello, Dolly! There have been many incarnations of Dolly Levi (including Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Ginger Rogers, Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, and, in the film, Barbra Streisand), but perhaps none more blindingly obvious than Midler. After all, she belts, she made her bones as precisely the kind of unapologetic ham that Dolly is written to be, and she seems like someone the staff of a restaurant might line up to welcome, just as they do in the show’s famous title song. And when it comes, that title song might even be better to just listen to, without a visual to limit the personnel to what can be held in a theater. In your mind, the line of singing waiters can stretch into eternity.
what I mean:
GOD IF EVAN HANSEN AND CONNOR MURPHY ACTUALLY WOULD'VE PROPERLY CROSSED PATHS EARLIER OR EVEN THAT ONE SCENE WHERE CONNOR READS EVAN'S LETTER WOULD'VE GONE DIFFERENTLY; THEY COULD'VE ACTUALLY BEEN FRIENDS AND A LITTLE LESS ALONE, THEY BOTH NEEDED SOMEONE AND THEY CAME SO CLOSE BUT THEY NEVER QUITE FOUND EACH OTHER EVEN THO THEY WERE. BOTH. RIGHT. THERE.
• Dramatic act l finale
• At least one fun, showy dance number, bonus points if it involves tap dancing
• French people (the more the better)
• Mom character
• Cry-worthy act ll (I love pain)
• Character A has a huge crush on character B, character B is clueless, bonus points if they end up together
• Repeating medley and/or phrases you find have multiple meanings when you get farther in the show’s context
• probably cheesy love song