Hamilton - The Thread Where It Happens

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  1. Wu

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    Searched and didn't see it having its own thread so it has long deserved one.

    Full playlist http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJCXt9gwwl9XyvjWzdUrP3Y8AwHyMu8m7

    Some of my especially loved songs: "Say No To This", "My Shot", "Wait For It", "Yorktown", "Satisfied", "Guns and Ships" and all 3 of the king's break up songs.

    Going to Broadway soon (if not already) and later expanding to LA and Chicago.
     
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  2. enjj

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    Saw the story 60 minutes did on it. Loved it and looking to go this summer/fall.
     
  3. dblplay1212

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    I listen to the CD at work once a week or so. Awesome concept and so well done. Really wish it was available on DVD. Wife told me recently that they are going on tour in 2017.
     
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    Oh ya that's right. We had a moment.
     
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  5. sem

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    Headed to see it at the end of this month. Pretty pumped.
     
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    Only nineteen but my mind is older

    Lin-Manuel Miranda 6,359
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    It was a no brainer to put that line in because that is something Hamilton would absolutely say. There’s a lot of ‘90s references in that opening tune; it’s the stuff I grew up falling in love with.

    Hamilton is just like a ‘95 Prodigy. “Shook Ones Pt. II” by Mobb Deep is one of my favorite hip-hop tunes period.

    We actually have violins go mimic the sirens in the track, which doesn’t make sense at all with the rest of the music, but it does when you consider the fact that we were trying to embody the sound from “Shook Ones Pt. II.”
     
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  8. sem

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    Awesome show. Crowd was rowdy the whole time and heads were bobbing throughout.

    King George kills it. The dude who plays Lafayette/Jefferson was amazing too.

    I highly recommend it.
     
  9. Wu

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    Not gonna lie, I've been blasting "My Shot" as morning motivation during my short drive to work.
     
  10. construxboy

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    Love the soundtrack and hope to see the show someday. Big fan of Mr. Hamilton. Argue with a buddy all the time about how much more important he was to our country than Jefferson, that frog-loving hippie.
     
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  11. RegimentML

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    Can't wait for the national tour. Doubt I'll see it on Broadway, but who knows.

    I've listened to the soundtrack probably twenty times.
     
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    that would make a fun thread

    because both are incredibly important and them being on opposite sides led to division of powers in current government. Jefferson gets used as political capital all the time but his ideas don't really exist in totality in either party, Hamiltons not really either. In modern politics they'd be odd men out.
     
  13. RegimentML

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    Update:

    Won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
     
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    Update:

    Nominated for 16 Tony Awards. Broke the all-time record.

    Full list of nominations spoilered.

    Here is the complete list of 2016 Tony Award nominees:

    Best Musical
    Bright Star
    Hamilton
    School of Rock
    Shuffle Along
    Waitress


    Best Play
    Eclipsed by Danai Gurira
    King Charles III by Mike Bartlett
    The Father by Florian Zeller
    The Humans by Stephen Karam

    Best Revival of a Musical
    Fiddler on the Roof
    She Loves Me
    Spring Awakening
    The Color Purple


    Best Revival of a Play
    A View From the Bridge
    Blackbird
    Long Day’s Journey Into Night
    Noises Off
    The Crucible


    Best Leading Actor in a Musical
    Alex Brightman, School of Rock
    Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof
    Zachary Levi, She Loves Me
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
    Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton

    Best Leading Actress in a Musical
    Laura Benanti, She Loves Me
    Carmen Cusack, Bright Star
    Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple
    Jessie Mueller, Waitress
    Phillipa Soo, Hamilton

    Best Leading Actor in a Play
    Gabriel Byrne, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
    Jeff Daniels, Blackbird
    Frank Langella, The Father
    Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III
    Mark Strong, A View From the Bridge

    Best Leading Actress in a Play
    Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
    Laurie Metcalf, Misery
    Lupita Nyong’o, Eclipsed
    Sophie Okonedo, The Crucible
    Michelle Williams, Blackbird

    Best Featured Actor in a Musical
    Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
    Brandon Victor Dixon, Shuffle Along
    Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress
    Jonathan Groff, Hamilton
    Christopher Jackson, Hamilton

    Best Featured Actress in a Musical
    Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
    Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
    Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me
    Jennifer Simard, Disaster!
    Adrienne Warren, Shuffle Along

    Best Featured Actor in a Play
    Reed Birney, The Humans
    Bill Camp, The Crucible
    David Furr, Noises Off
    Richard Goulding, King Charles III
    Michael Shannon, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

    Best Score
    Sara Bareilles, Waitress
    Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
    Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater, School of Rock

    Best Orchestrations
    August Eriksmoen, Bright Star
    Larry Hochman, She Loves Me
    Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton
    Daryl Waters, Shuffle Along

    Best Choreography
    Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton
    Savion Glover, Shuffle Along
    Hofesh Shechter, Fiddler on the Roof
    Randy Skinner, Dames at Sea
    Sergio Trujillo, On Your Feet!

    Best Scenic Design of a Musical
    Es Devlin and Finn Ross, American Psycho
    David Korins, Hamilton
    Santo Loquasto, Shuffle Along
    David Rockwell, She Loves Me

    Best Costume Design of a Play
    Jane Greenwood, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
    Michael Krass, Noises Off
    Clint Ramos, Eclipsed
    Tom Scutt, King Charles III

    Best Costume Design of a Musical
    Gregg Barnes, Tuck Everlasting
    Jeff Mahshie, She Loves Me
    Ann Roth, Shuffle Along
    Paul Tazewell, Hamilton

    Best Book of a Musical
    Julian Fellowes, School of Rock
    Steve Martin, Bright Star
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
    George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along

    Best Lighting Design of a Musical
    Howell Binkley, Hamilton
    Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Shuffle Along
    Ben Stanton, Spring Awakening
    Justin Townsend, American Psycho

    Best Direction of a Musical
    Michael Arden, Spring Awakening
    John Doyle, The Color Purple
    Scott Ellis, She Loves Me
    Thomas Kail, Hamilton
    George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along

    Best Featured Actress in a Play
    Pascale Armand, Eclipsed
    Megan Hilty, Noises Off
    Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans
    Andrea Martin, Noises Off
    Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed

    Best Direction of a Play
    Rupert Goold, King Charles III
    Jonathan Kent, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
    Joe Mantello, The Humans
    Liesl Tommy, Eclipsed
    Ivo van Hove, A View From the Bridge

    Best Scenic Design of a Play
    Beowulf Boritt, Thérèse Raquin
    Christopher Oram, Hughie
    Jan Versweyveld, A View From the Bridge
    David Zinn, The Humans

    Best Lighting Design of a Play
    Natasha Katz, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
    Justin Townsend, The Humans
    Jan Versweyveld, A View From the Bridge
    Jan Versweyveld, The Crucible

    Productions with Multiple Nominations
    Hamilton - 16
    Shuffle Along - 10
    She Loves Me - 8
    Long Day's Journey Into Night - 7
    Eclipsed - 6
    The Humans - 6
    Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge - 5
    Bright Star - 5
    King Charles III - 5
    Noises Off - 5
    Arthur Miller's The Crucible - 4
    The Color Purple - 4
    School of Rock—The Musical - 4
    Waitress - 4
    Blackbird - 3
    Fiddler on the Roof - 3
    Spring Awakening - 3
    American Psycho - 2
    The Father - 2

    Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

    Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
    Sheldon Harnick
    Marshall W. Mason

    Special Tony Award
    National Endowment for the Arts
    Miles Wilkin

    Regional Theatre Tony Award
    Paper Mill Playhouse

    Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
    Brian Stokes Mitchell

    Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
    Seth Gelblum Joan Lader Sally Ann Parsons
     
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  15. Truman

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    Been listening to it every once and a while too. If grade a teenaged Truman knew adult Truman was listening to musicals, and wanting to attend one, he'd think something has seriously gone wrong.
     
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    little bro is an actor in ny and somehow scored two standing room tix for us. amazing show.
     
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  17. RegimentML

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    I'm a fan. Played in the pit for 3 shows in HS. Learned to appreciate them through that.
     
  18. ashy larry

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    no shame in the game breh.

    i think most on this board would enjoy Book of Mormon, Avenue Q, and Hamilton
     
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  19. Truman

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    Book of Mormon was great. Havent seen Ave Q
     
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    Book of Mormon was awesome. Haven't laughed that hard in a while
     
  21. RegimentML

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    Robert Lopez, who wrote Avenue Q, co-wrote Book of Mormon.
     
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  22. dblplay1212

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    Nov-Jan tickets went on sale on Ticketmaster. Weekends gone but some mid week tickets on sale. $200 a pop.
     
  23. buckwild

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    Random question....and I'm not sure if anyone here will even have an answer. But, I've seen the pieces on "60 Minutes" and other national shows about this musical...the director seems brilliant. I'm interested in what he will do as his next idea. It almost seems like he's "stuck" for lack of better words with the most popular show. So, at what point can he move on and try to start something new?
     
  24. Wu

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    He's writing music for an upcoming animated film "Moana" and I recall he was cast in a big live action project but I can't recall specifically off the top of my head.
     
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    He's said he already has his next idea. It just takes ~6 years for him to create a show from nothing
     
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    How were you alerted that tickets were going on sale? Seems they're all gone now, but I'd like to know for next time.
     
  27. dblplay1212

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    Wife saw it on Twitter. I Googled Hamilton and every twitter feed that popped up had a liking to Ticketmaster.
     
  28. Wu

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    I hope his next stage project is also history-based.
     
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  29. Wu

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    Lin-Manuel is going to be in the Mary Poppins sequel.
     
  30. FadeMe

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    Don't know that I can name any song as a favorite, but I'm really enjoying "You'll Be Back" and "What Comes Next?" King George is pretty comical in his songs.

    If you like Hamilton, you might also like Into the Heights, also written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
     
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  31. sem

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    Cabinet Battle #1 >>>>>
     
  32. construxboy

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    Turn around, bend over, I'll show you where my shoe fits
     
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    Guns and Ships>>>>
     
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  34. Wu

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    LMM described all of King George's numbers as "break up songs", pretty funny when he puts it in that context.
     
  35. Wu

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    RELIABLE WITH THE LAAAADIEEEEEEEES
     
  36. admiralawesome1

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    My wife's favorite song is satisfied, and I have to admit it's pretty dope. Guns and ships is my favorite though. Also can't go wrong with my shot
     
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    Satisfied is in my top group of favorites. I really like everything Angelica and Eliza do in the show.
     
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    About a monthish ago I listened to only this soundtrack for about 10 days straight. Still listen to it a bunch. Coming to LA next year and I will be in attendance no matter what. Hope a lot of the cast stays on, although that is unlikely.
     
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    I found the soundtrack on vinyl at a record store the other day, but it's $80 and I really don't want to spend that much. It took a lot of will power to leave the store without it
     
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    SOUTHERN MOTHERFUCKING DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICANS
     
  41. RegimentML

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    Lafayette is so great in that song
     
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    I read a great interview with Lin where he was talking about how most everyone's contracts are ending soon. Wouldn't say if he would renew, but said that he only did In the Heights for a year. I thought that was telling.

    Link to the interview spoilered.
     
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    Duh. He's America's favorite fighting Frenchman for a reason...
     
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  44. RegimentML

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    The Lancelot of the Revolutionary set
     
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    http://www.broadwayworld.com/articl...e-for-His-Final-HAMILTON-Performance-20160602

    Lin-Manuel Miranda Sets the Date for His Final HAMILTON Performance
    June 2
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    As BroadwayWorld previously reported, HAMILTON star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is due to depart his hit show this summer. According to the Hollywood Reporter, his exit date is set- July 9, 2016.

    Miranda's replacement has not yet been officially announced, but last month Heatstreet reported that it would be his current alternate, Javier Muñoz, who steps in for Miranda on Sunday matinees. Miranda leaves to begin work on new projects, which include starring alongside Emily Blunt in Disney's Mary Poppins Returns.

    Click here to read the full article.

    Miranda's Broadway credits include: Composer/Lyricist/Usnavi of In the Heights(four Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score, Grammy Award, Pulitzer Prize finalist), Bring It On: The Musical (co-composer/co-lyricist, Tony nomination for Best Musical), West Side Story(2009 revival, Spanish translations). Off-Broadway:Hamilton (ten Lortel Awards, three Outer Critic Circle Awards, eight Drama Desk Awards, the 2015 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best New Musical and the 2015 Obie Award for Best New American Play);Merrily We Roll Along and tick, tick...BOOM! (both City Center Encores!). WithTom Kitt, Lin-Manuel received an Emmy Award for "Bigger" from "The 67th Annual Tony Awards." TV/film: "Freestyle Love Supreme," "How I Met Your Mother," "Smash," "Do No Harm," "Modern Family," "House," "The Electric Company," "Sesame Street," "The Sopranos," The Odd Life of Timothy Green and200 Cartas.www.linmanuel.com.

    The cast of Hamilton is comprised of Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexander Hamilton), Daveed Diggs(Marquis De Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler),Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Rory O'Malley (King George), Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Schuyler, Maria Reynolds), Javier Muñoz (Hamilton alternate), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Aaron Burr), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, PhilipHamilton) and Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton).

    HAMILTON is the acclaimed new musical about the scrappy young immigrant AlexanderHamilton, the $10 Founding Father who forever changed America with his revolutionary ideas and actions. During his life cut too short, he served as George Washington's chief aide, was the first Treasury Secretary, a loving husband and father, despised by his fellow Founding Fathers and shot to death by Aaron Burr in their legendary duel.
     
  46. dblplay1212

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    Surprised this hasn't been released on a DVD by now.
     
  47. Truman

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    Are broadway shows usually released on dvd?
     
  48. dblplay1212

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    Huge ones? Yea. Cats, Les Mis, Lion King, Phantom, etc.
     
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    Well I'll be eagerly awaiting it. I search YT for clips of it from time to time. There are a few out there but nothing comprehensive.
     
  50. RoyalShocker

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    Hey, Lion King >