Eh… The musical does exaggerate Hamilton's egalitarianism (he was actually very much an elitist), but this kind of hyperbolic response doesn’t really help anything.
I preface this with the caveat that I am not a historian, but… Hamilton’s writings make it clear that he had a lifelong dislike for slavery. Most notably, towards the end of his life, he publicly advocated for an end to slavery in New York and to stop the importation of slaves to the new na
AEA AGMA SM said: "I hope to god that the first thing Kushner did when sitting down to start his screenplay is drop ALL of the made up gang slang. Let Laurents spin in his grave for eternity for daring to "desecrate" his ever so important contribution to the show's legacy."
I love “West Side Story,” and I think Laurents’ book is great overall, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a production that didn’t make me cringe a
I’m mostly immune to Sorkin’s talents, so I’m open to criticisms of his aesthetic—but his writing doesn’t really fit the definition of lowbrow. He’s not doing anything brilliant or revolutionary—but he’s not exactly making “The Big Bang Theory” either. Middlebrow would probably be the most appropriate term for his style.
His writing is often intelligent, the characters he creates are convincingly articulate and cultured, he ha
Whenever I’m tempted to unblock someone, I just click “Reply to Message” and scroll down to read what they wrote. For whatever reason, posts aren’t blocked when you use that method.
Anyways, I lived in Israel for a while and I still don’t really understand the situation there. I have my opinions, and I do find some of the rhetoric on both sides ridiculous (yes, I just did the “both sides” thing) - but I have a hard tim
No one has suggested otherwise. However, he's NOT entitled to attack the character and intelligence of the people who don't share his opinion (a group that includes virtually everyone) as he so frequently does. He's one of the most relentlessly nasty and uninsightful veteran posters I've ever encountered on a message board.
One of my “bucket list” items is to see a professional production of every Sondheim show. I’d prefer to see them all fully staged, but I’ll make exceptions for “Anyone Can Whistle,” “Do I Hear a Waltz,” “The Frogs,” and “Saturday Night.”
So far, out of 18 shows (I’m excluding revues), I’ve seen nine – and have tickets to see two more in the next few months.
Finally got to see this two weeks ago. I've been listening to the cast recording since it was released, and the show itself managed to live up to my lofty expectations.
I loved pretty much everything about this, but the greatest compliment I can pay the entire cast and crew is that they were able to take so many seemingly disparate elements (Tolstoy's classical novel, the modern and sometimes dissonant score, the "19th cen
Hogan being condescending and exhibiting an unearned level of arrogance? No, it couldn't be!
Oh honey. I know you think the world of yourself, but you actually AREN'T able to see the future. Though I don't think its Tony chances are very great either, I'm not quite delusional enough to think that I know, as a 100% fact, the outcome of the awards four months before they're given - especially since we're