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One On 1 Profile: Leslie Odom, Jr. of ‘Hamilton’ Fame Looks to Next Chapter (NY1):

NY1 spoke to Odom as his run in Hamilton was coming to an end. He was occasionally witness to the mania created by the show. He said, “People are kinda willing to push each other and step on each other and push a head down, “Leslie! Will you sign this!” Y’know, “Leslie! My kid-“ you know that kind of thing.”

But the realities of Broadway allowed him to deflect much of the outside world’s obsession.“ I have a show tonight, I had two yesterday,” Odom recounted. “I got knees that need to be iced, I got – I need a massage like you wouldn’t believe. That’s the really beauty part of eight shows a week that’ll keep your feet pinned down to the ground because you don’t get to get carried away by it.”

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Hamilton presented another decision. Before the show became an international sensation, Odom had a choice.

For modest money  at the Public Theater, stick with Hamilton, which he already knew was the greatest piece of work he’d ever been offered or go with a previously arranged contract for a television show and much bigger money.

“I wanna buy my mom a house too,” Odom said. “Walter Lee says in Raisin in Sun: ‘Can’t my wife wear pearls?’”

“I have responsibilities at home in Philadelphia and here in New York City. $500 a week don’t cut it. But how can I walk away from this show? And how can I turn down a television contract too? So, but I listened to that crazy instinct. There was something that was keeping me up at night about Hamilton,” Odom recalled of his decision.

With his wife, fellow actor Nicolette Robinson by his side, Odom seems at peace with his decision to leave Hamilton and take a risk on something new.

“If I get comfortable and fall in love with this side of it, you know then fear can set in: “Oh well what if it all goes away?” What I have to remind myself is: what if it does all go away? I’ve been there. I survived that,” he said.

“All of this is uncharted for me now. As the writer of sort of the story of my life, I’m turning the page and it’s blank. And so — is there doubt? There’s faith and there’s trust and there is — there’s the unknown,” said Odom.    

check out the rest of the article for the video interview!


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Vegan Quinoa Cannellini Burgers from Jamie Stelter of ‘TV Dinner’ & NY1

I love this recipe from Jamie who I watch every morning on NY1 here in NYC!

From Jamie: “This recipe is so wonderful because not only is it delicious and satisfying, but it also has the ability to convince a meat eater that life (and dinner) are just as great on the green side. It surprised Brian because it was so hearty, so tasty… and yet, so healthy too. I like my food spicy so if you’re like me, have at it and add that sriracha. Serve it on a salad, on a bun, or just plate it with some veggies. Whichever you choose, I promise you’ll enjoy it.”

Get the recipe HERE

Junior Theater Festival Attracts Young Performers from Around the World
It is a musical theater mecca for theater kids. The Junior Theater Festival, or JTF, took place in Atlanta this past weekend, attracting more than 5,000 young performers from around the world.

This year’s lineup included Corey Cott, Ben Platt, the songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and Darren Criss.

“I’m happy to give anything back that I can," Criss says.

*Darren is at the 1:17 mark in the video

26 July 2016 / Madison Square Garden / New York City, USA

01. Burn the Witch
02. Daydreaming
03. Decks Dark
04. Desert Island Disk
05. Ful Stop
06. Lotus Flower
07. The National Anthem
08. 15 Step
09. No Surprises
10. Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief
11. Separator
12. Planet Telex
13. The Numbers
14. 2+2=5
15. Everything In Its Right Place
16. Myxomatosis
17. Idioteque
18. Let Down
19. Present Tense
20. Paranoid Android
21. Nude
22. Bodysnatchers
encore 2
23. Bloom
24. Street Spirit [Fade Out]

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