New Lin Manuel Miranda Musical on iTunes

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Lin Manuel Miranda's new mini-musical with Lindsay Mendez and Anthony Ramos Martinez is now available on iTunes as an EP. I'm listening now and it's pretty good. Definitely worth a listen.

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Updated On: 6/23/14 at 02:15 PM
tazber Profile Photo
Broadway Legend
I really enjoyed that.

Definitely recommended.

Thanks for the heads up mschwager. I hadn't seen anything about this.

....but the world goes 'round
haterobics Profile Photo
Broadway Legend
So, if I already grabbed the This American Life podcast (for free), wouldn't this be the same thing? I didn't listen to it yet.
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Broadway Legend
I heard the musical on the podcast, it's a pretty good re-telling of a great story (HS boy asks transfer student out to prom and she secretly is an undercover cop working a drug bust.) The musical actually managed to bring out some three-dimensionality to the story that hadn't resonated with me when I first heard it back in 2011. And Lin's use of verbatim quotes really makes the piece a unique little showcase.

I believe iTunes has a studio recording that they made after the live show at BAM earlier this month.

Words don't deserve that kind of malarkey. They're innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they're no good anymore…I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
Updated On: 6/23/14 at 06:37 PM
tazber Profile Photo
Broadway Legend
The EP lasts only 14 minutes and yet it feels like it is a complete one-act.

....but the world goes 'round
There's also the option to buy a video of the full This American Life event for $5. I watched it earlier and love how the show was staged!

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