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#31 joethefoodie

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 02:46 AM

sorry about your lunch.

No need to apologize - it was okay, just not transplendent.



#32 Steve R.

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 03:48 PM

I'm trying to think of a concept that I would find less appealing than "rap on Broadway" I know everyone says it's good, it just can't be.

 

Maybe next they can do an update of "Romeo & Juliet"/"West Side Story" in rap & make it the Bloods vs the Crips.  

 

Ginny wants to go to "Hamilton" but I have just about zero interest, especially given that we didn't like "In the Heights" much and that wasn't even rap music.  Moot point if tickets aren't available and would require us to get a mortgage if/when they were.


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Posted 15 June 2016 - 04:02 PM

Ginny might enjoy Hamilton on the technicals alone. The lighting, the aspects of lighting and action drawing attention to one point as a activity sets up across the stage.
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#34 StephanieL

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 03:06 AM

I've been listening to the cast album on Spotify, and must say I'm impressed so far.  I agree that this is one of those musicals that will be remembered as one that opened up the form (c.f. Hair).

 

The road show cast is coming to SF next year, but those who buy a season subscription to the theatre company hosting it get first crack at tickets.


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#35 Rail Paul

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 01:11 PM

So far, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Philippa Soo (Eliza, his wife), and Leslie Odom Jr (Burr) have announced they will be leaving in July as the one year contracts expire.  Soo has agreed to play Amelie in an upcoming Broadway musical based on the movie of the same name.

 

Several reports place Rene Elise Goldsberry (Anjelica, Eliza's sister) as negotiating for a much better contract in the show, or she bolts.  Daveed Diggs (Lafayette / Jefferson) is reportedly negotiating for a six month renewal at  much higher tab. 


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#36 Steve R.

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 01:29 PM

I really hope that the new cast members are damn good, considering the # of people who've bought tickets for the next year at very high prices. While this ensemble type show isn't as reliant on specific star power that many others are, still...

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 02:04 PM

I really hope that the new cast members are damn good, considering the # of people who've bought tickets for the next year at very high prices. While this ensemble type show isn't as reliant on specific star power that many others are, still...

 

 

That's an excellent observation.

 

Javier Munoz, who replaces Miranda, has been replacing Miranda at least twice weekly. And he played the role in workshops as the musical evolved. No word on who will replace the other two. 


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#38 StephanieL

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 11:01 PM

Tickets for the Chicago production are running as much as $6000 each on the "unofficial" market.


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Posted 22 June 2016 - 01:13 AM

I don't know where else to post this, but I have found the one person who doesn't seem to know about Hamilton, or at the least Lin-Manuel Miranda. I was absolutely astounded by this. 


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#40 Sneakeater

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 01:25 AM

I hope you didn't tell him or her.


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Posted 22 June 2016 - 01:31 AM

She now knows, and I think she feels like an idiot. (I may have overdone my reaction)


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Posted 22 June 2016 - 03:09 AM

that's not nearly as strange as BROOKLYNITES who hang out with women from brooklyn and don't know what a fucking DOULA is. (god I'm jealous of that.)

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 10:39 AM

that's not nearly as strange as BROOKLYNITES who hang out with women from brooklyn and don't know what a fucking DOULA is. (god I'm jealous of that.)


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Posted 22 June 2016 - 02:11 PM

that's not nearly as strange as BROOKLYNITES who hang out with women from brooklyn and don't know what a fucking DOULA is. (god I'm jealous of that.)


My doula is our neighbor and she is amazing. Yah, I guess I am officially a brooklynite

Second, I found out about Hamilton when I called my scalper friend about Panic at the Disco tickets. this was during our 200 days of working in a row. We were catching up and j told him we have just been working non stop. He said "if you need anything, if you know anyone who needs Hamiton". I said, what the f' is Hamilton. Thinking it was some annoying boy band or some drug and he just responded, wow you have been cut off from the world. I didn't pursue my question and months later when I heard someone else mention it, it dawned on me.

But, Doulas are much better than rapping on Broadway.
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Posted 22 June 2016 - 06:32 PM

that's not nearly as strange as BROOKLYNITES who hang out with women from brooklyn and don't know what a fucking DOULA is. (god I'm jealous of that.)


Agreed


Let's revoke their Brooklyn credentials and force them to move to Manhattan.
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