I watched Hamilton’s America with my boyfriend tonight and let me just tell you that when he heard the begins of “Guns and Ships” he cleared his throat, sat up, and rapped the whole thing with Daveed Diggs.
someone:stories with queer/trans/PoC protagonists just don't perform as well because they're not relatable to everyone!
me:RENT is one of the most successful Broadway musicals ever and ran for 12 years after its debut in 1996, making it the 10th longest-running Broadway show of all time. Its core cast is made up of a Jew, a gay Black man and his transgender partner, a recovering drug addict, a Hispanic teenage sex worker, a lesbian, and a bisexual woman, all of whom are complaining and commiserating about how hard it is to be an oppressed person with no money but plenty of passion.
me:also capitalism is terrible and measuring success by monetary value is destructive and demeaning
DO NOT FUCKING SING ALONG WHEN YOU GO TO BROADWAY MUSICALS. PEOPLE PAY GOOD MONEY TO HEAR THE PEOPLE ON STAGE SING. NOT YOU, A RANDOM AUDIENCE MEMBER. IF THE PEOPLE ON STAGE DON’T WANT YOU UNWRAPPING CANDIES, THEN THEY CERTAINLY DON’T WANT YOU SINGING. BUY THE GODDAMN CAST RECORDING AND SING ALONG ALL YOU WANT AT HOME, BUT NOT IN THE FUCKING THEATRE.
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The theatre community is finally catching up with the way the world works. We’re already seen as pompous and rich because theatre can only appeal to people with the resources and time to get to New York and buy $100+ tickets.
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BOSS ASS BITCH: musical theatre edition; for the ladies who wanna crush the patriarchy while showing off their killer belting range. [listen]
01. candy store- heathers: the musical 02. when you’re good to mama- chicago 03. my strongest suit- aida 04. not for the life of me- thoroughly modern millie 05. out tonight- RENT 06. so much better- legally blonde 07. i can do better than that- the last 5 years 08. dead girl walking- heathers: the musical 09. watch what happens- newsies 10. take me or leave me- RENT 11. it’s a woman’s world- the full monty 12. big spender- sweet charity 13. forget about the boy- thoroughly modern millie