Broadway: "Hamilton"


#141

When the heck are they gonna make the film version of this, so the rest of humanity can watch it? That’s how I finally watched A Chorus Line.


#142

The Broadway production was filmed in 2016. It will probably be on screens in 2020 or 2021.


#143

That is awesome news (and it’s precisely the kind of film I hoped for)! I’ll definitely be watching it then.


#144

We’ve seen parts (I assume) of that filmed version on PBS - Hamilton’s America, I think it was called. It should be pretty cool on a big screen with a good sound system.

And it’s only a matter of time before every high school in the country does Hamilton as their Spring Musical - so patience will pay off if you can’t get to a pro show :)


#145

I have a deep abiding love of high school drama, but… not the same.


#146

Just waiting for the kids to become old enough that we can take a trip to London to watch this show (and in general, to start going to musical shows regularly again - there’s just something about stage shows in general that I love, and having small kids has really cut back on that). Hopefully it will still going by then.


#147

If anyone doesn’t already know, check out the yearlong release of Hamildrops.

The last one that came out today has Obama on it.


#148

I couldn’t find a recent theater thread so figured I’d piggyback on this one. We saw Wicked at the Pantages Theater in LA last night, strangely enough exactly 7 years to the day that we saw it last time it was in town. Different cast obviously but still amazing, and better overall than I remember. This is our first time getting a ticket package so we’ll be seeing a few more over the next 6 months as well.

It was pretty eerie seeing the uncomfortably close parallels to our country’s recent history in the show, like using the animals as a scapegoat to unite the masses, rampant lies from the land’s leader, etc. The replacement teacher that comes in with the lion cub did have a haircut that seemed a bit Nazi-like however, with an audible gasp from people around me as he removed his hat.


#149

Apparently the actors can see what you’re doing in the theater, per Lin-Manuel Miranda performing the title role in Puerto Rico:


#150

#151

My sister went two days ago to one of the Puerto Rico shows.

Fortunately - not in the 4th row!


#152

I have seen Wicked 3 times, in SF, here in Fresno and on Broadway. My daughter saw Wicked before any of us, at the Pantages Theater in LA, probably in 2006 maybe. A friend’s mother took her and her friend.


#153

I’m just hoping it continues long enough on the West End for me to get a chance to watch it there. Haven’t had much opportunity to watch musical theater since we got kids.


#154

I hope it does - such a good show.


#155

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