the one you call sister (2117 words) by Jae
Fandom: Hamilton - Miranda
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Angelica Schuyler, Elizabeth "Eliza" Schuyler
Two lives lived together, an ocean away.
The Guardian: Mike Pence booed at Hamilton performance and hears diversity plea
Includes video of him being addressed from the stage by Brandon Dixon (the current Burr) on behalf of the show.
What did you all think? I really enjoyed it, even if a good portion of it wasn't new to me.
General public: 30 Jan 2017
The notification email says the show will open "at the end of 2017" which seems to me to give them rather more wiggle room than "October 2017"
I am still ridiculously excited though.
I really enjoyed what I saw. It's a time capsule of LMM's life and development of the musical, from its beginnings as a single song for the White House showcase to its Broadway debut and cultural splash. None of it was particularly revelatory, considering how many of LMM's interviews and behind-the-scenes peeks I've gobbled up, but there were some great moments with the cast and crew, plus other assorted talking heads. (There was one section where George W. Bush spouted off something so inane about history that the audience started laughing and I couldn't hear the rest of what he said. The filmmakers then followed his clip with one of Elizabeth Warren, and oh, the contrast!)
There were also a few new performance clips, enough that I'm itching to get my hands on the footage. I hope PBS releases the special on DVD or something, especially if they have more material they didn't include in the show itself.
So here's your reminder to mark your calendars, set your DVRs, and do whatever else you need to do to see this.
He looks, in other words, nothing like Lin-Manuel Miranda, the puppy-eyed and wholesome-seeming man who wrote Hamilton and originated the role, and who left the show earlier this summer. Miranda has always seemed like a public intellectual, or like a really great high school teacher you’d remember with infinite fondness. Muñoz is different. He’s sexy and puts his body into the show. He writhes and he wiggles, taking his job as a founding father less seriously than the show’s founding father. This Hamilton is a man before he is a father; he’s the Hamilton you’re still thinking about after the stage darkens and the theater empties and you’re home in bed and the lights are out. A friend who’s seen both men puts it like this: early in the show, when Hamilton arrives in New York, naïve and aching to be taken seriously, Miranda sells it better—but when Hamilton graduates to political machinations and adultery, Muñoz is much more credible.”
Javier Muñoz, the New Star of ‘Hamilton,’ on Performing for Obama, Living With HIV, and Life After Death
Any earwitness reports?
Specifically, it's raising funds for Somos Orlando, which aims to "address the long-term needs for mental health services that are culturally competent and bilingual” for victims and families.
How does ‘Hamilton,’ plays portions of tunes with an animated graphic display of internal rhymes and more, in several places also showing comparable rap and Broadway tunes. Can you guess for which tune, "This is my favorite lyric to perform in the show every night," says Daveed Diggs?
the non stop, hip-hop
tap rap's master rhymes
to blur musical lines?
There's also a poetry game at the end. Enjoy!
My wife’s the reason anything gets done
She nudges me towards promise by degrees
She is a perfect symphony of one
Our son is her most beautiful reprise.
We chase the melodies that seem to find us
Until they’re finished songs and start to play
When senseless acts of tragedy remind us
That nothing here is promised, not one day.
This show is proof that history remembers
We lived through times when hate and fear seemed stronger;
We rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer
And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside.
I sing Vanessa’s symphony, Eliza tells her story
Now fill the world with music, love and pride.
and then the other ten Tonys our show won:
Actor, musical: Leslie Odom Jr., “Hamilton”
Book, musical: “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda
Original Score: “Hamilton,” music and lyrics, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Featured actor, musical: Daveed Diggs, “Hamilton”
Featured actress, musical: Renée Elise Goldsberry, “Hamilton”
Costume design, musical: Paul Tazewell, “Hamilton”
Lighting design, musical: Howell Binkley, “Hamilton”
Direction, musical: Thomas Kail, “Hamilton”
Choreography: Andy Blankenbuehler, “Hamilton”
Orchestrations: Alex Lacamoire, “Hamilton”
James Corden did a segment of his Carpool Karaoke with LMM, Audra McDonald, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Jane Krakowski, and it is so much fun:
The RANGE a cappella group of NYC is thirteen talented singers; you may have heard them stringing together bits of all the 2015 Oscar song nominees. There are several mashups in their repertory, but the YouTube player below manages to skim through all of
Hamilton in Seven Minutes
If you prefer more details about the songs and the performers, here’s the Soundcloud link
I thought people on this group might be interested in a project I've been working on for the last 6 months or so with a group of artists in NYC. It's 10 classic Musical Theatre showtunes reimagined for contemporary radio. The project is called "Give My Regards to Broadway: Classic Showtunes Reimagined"
However track #2 on the project is "Getting Married Today" from Company as a Hip-Hop track, performed by Mr. Hercules Mulligan/James Madison himself, Okieriete Onaodowan! It also features Travis Kent (from Broadway's "Disaster") singing the hook. The track was arranged by Scott Wasserman who built the beats for Hamilton. For a while his Playbill designation was "Beatmaster" which I think is just about the coolest Broadway credit imaginable.
Anyways, I hope you all like the track, it can be found here: https://youtu.be/zLIcTvFEJdE?list=
The rest of the tracks can be found at www.neddonovan.com/GMRTB
Thanks for checking us out, and hope you like it!
Other side of 10 will feature array of suffragists.
Harriet Tubman will replace motherfucking democrat republican Andrew Jackson.
I also have a request? If you've seen the show and posted somewhere about it (whether here, tumblr, or wherever), can you link me? I'd love to read it! I'm eating up all the reports now that my self-imposed no spoiler reading is over.
Specifically, it seems to think Hamilton fans will somehoe be upset by criticism of the show. I am resisting the urge to send a copy of Textual Poachers with relevant bits highlighted to its author.
A few teasers:
And a breakdown by actor:
 Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton
 Phillipa Soo as Elizabeth "Eliza" Schuyler Hamilton
 Daveed Diggs as the Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson
 Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler Church
 Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, sir
 Anthony Ramos as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton
 Christopher Jackson as George Washington
 Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison
 Jasmine Cephas Jones as Margarita "Peggy" Schuyler Van Renssaelaer
 group + chorus