nikki-james

mood.

it’s time ta, time taAAAA, mAn uUUUU- SAL TLAY KA SITI, s AL TLAAYY KA SIIIITIII,

or LANdo, orLAANDO, i’m cOoomiiiiing-

SAL TLAY -mAN UUUUUP- KA SITI

SAL TLAY KA SITIIIIIIIII

it is tIME TAAAaaa…

I H A V E M A G G O T S I N MY S C R O T U U U U U U U U M

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

*throws fist in the air while stage lights flicker and shut off*

idk man I feel like every couple years an I N C R E D I B L E black musical theatre actress gets a ton of acclaim and then a year later we’re all like hmm what happened to her? case in point: montego glover, nikki m james, patina miller, renee elise goldsberry, cynthia erivo, now obviously all these women have found work after the show that propelled them to fame but like jessie mueller has hit role after hit role written specifically for her so clearly a) we’re not stanning hard enough for the actresses above but also b) there needs to be a *LOT* more space in theatre for black women to shine anyway lol there’s racism in theatre what’s new. i hope denee benton gets a couple more hit shows after great comet.

You don’t understand how funny this title is. I’ve been laughing at this for nearly 15 minutes now , just , the way it’s worded “ cast of the Book of Mormon speak ” it’s worded as if they have never spoken. And now they are finally speaking for the first time. I’m crying. This is so fucking funny , thank you cbs

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In honor of the Tonys this weekend, I’m bring back Nikki’s acceptance speech :’) Anyone who hasn’t seen it, watch it right now and grab a tissue !!!

LOOK AT THEM THEY’RE SO PROUD OF HER

who run the stage? (girls) >> in honour of international womens day, a sample of the incredible talents of the women (and girls!) of musical theatre [listen]

omigod you guys from legally blonde - laura bell bundy and ensemble // i’m here from the color purple - lachanze // everything i know from in the heights - mandy gonzalez // and i am telling you i’m not going from dreamgirls - jennifer holliday // seventeen (reprise) from heathers - barret wilbert weed, alice lee, katie ladner and elle mclemore // with you from ghost - caissie levy // fly, fly away from catch me if you can - kerry butler // not for the life of me/nyc/astonishing - sutton foster // safer from first date - krysta rodriguez // love while you can from if/then - idina menzel, lachanze and jenn colella // ring of keys from fun home - sydney lucas // the wizard and i from wicked - ashleigh gray // simple joys from pippin - patina miller // easy as life from aida - heather headley //  i’d give my life for you from miss saigon - lea salonga // take me or leave me from rent - idina menzel and fredi walker // pretty funny from dogfight - lindsay mendez // sal tlay ka siti from the book of mormon - nikki m james // all grown up from bare - jenna leigh green // born to entertain/don’t rain on my parade - laura osnes // no day but today - idina menzel // i know it’s today from shrek - leah greenhaus, marissa o'donnell and sutton foster // i’m a star - eden espinosa // mama who bore me (reprise) from spring awakening - lea michele, lilli cooper, lauren pritchard, remy zaken and phoebe strole // the hill from once - cristi milioti // never neverland (fly away) - stephanie j block // as long as he needs me from oliver - jodie prenger //  watch what happens from newsies - kara lindsay // on my own from les miserables - samantha barks // out tonight from rent - daphne rubin-vega // i can do better than that from the last five years - betsy wolfe // quiet from matilda - adrianna bertola // the music and the mirror from a chorus line - charlotte d'amboise // i’m not afraid of anything from songs for a new world - andrea burns // defying gravity from wicked - willemijn verkaik // dear mr president - natalie weiss // on the steps of the palace from into the woods - anna kendrick // maybe (next to normal) from next to normal - alice ripley and jennifer damiano // the graveyard from jane eyre - marla schaffel and lisa musser // we’re not done from bring it on - taylor louderman and adrienne warren // dyin’ ain’t so bad from bonnie and clyde - laura osnes // it’s the hard knock life from annie - lilla crawford and ensemble // there’s a fine, fine line from avenue q - stephanie d'abruzzo // a new life from jekyll and hyde - linda eder // get out and stay out from 9 to 5 - stephanie j block }