I'm not sure how I feel about this recording. I still prefer the 2004 recording. But, boy, do I love Melanie Moore in this. I hope that she is in more musicals---lovely voice, talented, and gorgeous. :)
^ That is such a great reply. I would love that as well, especially since for many, it will probably be their first Broadway musical. Sure, some might grumble at going (the "disruptive ones," as Bom put it), but it would be worth it to feel the energy of those who are genuinely excited (and grateful) to be there.
I'll be in NYC in late January, and I was about to buy Hamilton tickets for the third week of January, but everything is sold out for the dates l'll be there . Is there any way I can get tickets for that week (besides doing Ham4Ham)?
Also, I'm sorry about making a Hamilton thread... there are so many, but I don't think this questioned belonged in the other
I rather enjoyed the production, but I must agree with everyone: as much as I love Norm Lewis, he should not have been cast - every time he sang, it just threw me off. I don't think Vanessa Williams had (or has) much of a stage presence. I thought Lauren was just wonderful, and Erika Henningsen was a great Kim.
And I don't think there is anything wrong with casting a mixed actress as Julie -- I prefer it that way, actually.
Not worth it for $15. But I wish they would start filing Broadway productions; I don't live in New York and I can't afford to go there to see shows, so I would love to purchase videos of shows, or at least have a streaming service that is affordable and has the latest Broadway material. I am all for that, no matter how much producers wine and complain. It would eliminate bootlegs as well! I really, really, really wish they would do this. It's 2015.
As for the statement "90% of the Broadway audience is white": You are right - it is! But it's because it was structured to be that way from the early beginnings of theatre history. But more accurately, theatre was designed to be the exclusive domain of white men; this was evident in Greek theatre, Renaissance theatre, and so on. American theatre was a white privilege in the 19th century and 20th century. It alienated an entire population of American mino