DottieD'Luscia said: "Sorry you missed Edred Utomi. He was actually on vacation. I totally understand you being disappointed. That's exactly how I felt when I saw this company in Baltimore in July. Josh Tower (Burr) was out, and the understudy just didn't cut it for me one bit. Jon Victor Corpuz is Laurens/Phillip Hamilton. I thought he was wonderful.I'm seeing it again in Philadelphia in September. Hoping everyone is in!" ?
@PopsDGE, not sure what the "?" is for. I was responding to your post about seeing the show in Albany.It makes sense that Hannah is leaving as she will have been with the tour a year. I believe she started just after the Washington, DC run last September. Darnell Abraham is the new George Washington in the And Peggy tour. He has a beautiful voice. So glad he has the role full time.
DottieD'Luscia said: "Darnell Washington is the new George Washington in the And Peggy tour. He has a beautiful voice. So glad he has the role full time."If this means that George Hamilton will be playing Alexander Hamilton I might have to see the touring cast again!
Oops, Darnell Abraham!! My bad.
I saw the tour last night in Philadelphia and it had been awhile since I'd seen the show, but boy is it still an absolute knock out. I surprisingly had a full principal company which shocked me a little because I feel like people are constantly out of the show itself in every company. Edred Utomi was a fantastic Hamilton - lots of swagger and confidence and did a beautiful job with the second act arc and really nailed Hurricane and It's Quiet Uptown. Josh Tower's Burr was phenomenal - his Wait for It and Room Where It Happens were terrific and he and Edred played so well off each other allowing for that dramatic ending to really land. He did a great job of showing how someone so ideal like Burr can go down the path he went down. Bryson Bruce is an absolute star and his Thomas Jefferson was incredible slaying and serving up What Did I Miss and all of the juicy fun that Jefferson gets into during the second act. His Lafayette was also wonderful completely nailing Guns and Ships, but he chewed up the scenery and spit it out as Jefferson with absolute ease. Paul Oakley Stovall was a wonderful Washington - very commanding presence and a smooth silky voice that fit beautifully with One Last Time. Chaundre Hall-Broomfield (who according to his Instagram is leaving 9/29) was a great Hercules Mulligan and James Madison. I loved his facial expressions and energy, plus he and Bryson make one heck of a dynamic duo of foils to Edred's Hamilton. Hannah Cruz's voice is gorgeous and she really beautifully carried Eliza from being a shy smitten girl to the woman who will continue on Hamilton's legacy. Her Helpless was adorable and her Burn was a knock out. I loved Stephanie Umoh in Ragtime and getting to see her slay it as Angelica was a treat. She had all the sass and vocals (she killed Satisifed) but also her acting was lovely really bringing home Angelica's feelings for Hamilton and devotion to her sister. Olivia Pluckett was a very sweet Peggy and served up all the sexy and vocals for Maria Reynolds and Peter Matthew Smith is a riot as King George. Not a weak link in the company and it was nice to be able to see the show again so close to home. In terms of stage door, in case anyone is wondering, its in the alley behind the Forrest and they do set up barricades. Last night - Josh, Hannah, Edred, Bryson, Chaundre, and Stephanie all came out along with a few ensemble members and they were all lovely.
Zoe Jensen starts tonight as Eliza in the Angelica tour in Philadelphia. I'll be seeing it Friday. Fingers crossed that Josh Tower is on!
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I saw the show last night in Philadelphia for my birthday, and this show just resonates with me more and more. The only major understudy on was Cherry Torres as Angelica Schuyler. She was fantastic!! Strong stage presence, great voice and wonderful acting. I'm surprised that Stephanie Park wasn't on as she's the stand-by.One of the reasons for this trip was to see Josh Tower as Aaron Burr, as he was out when I saw Hamilton in Baltimore. His performance was thrilling! Wonderful acting choices. Great voice, great performance. After his Room Where it Happens (which was met with cheers), the guy next to me said Wow. Yes it was!.Edred Utomi was wonderful as always. This was my 4th time seeing him, and I notice something new each time.Can I say how much I love Bryson Bruce as Lafayette/Jefferson. This was my 5th time seeing him since his first week in the show last year in DC, and his performance just gets better and better.Zoe Jensen is the new Eliza. This is her first week in the show and she is solid. She reads very young. Her voice is beautiful, and I can only see her performance becoming more nuanced as she gets more shows under her belt.I enjoyed Paul Oakley Stovall as George Washington. His performance is strong, and he has the voice to match. Last night he seemed to get choked up during One Last Time where he stopped singing a verse, and when he looked over at some of his castmates, they nodded with encouragement. That definitely didn't happen when I saw him in July in Baltimore.Olivia Puckett (Peggy Schulyer/Maria Reynolds) didn't seem to register with me when I saw the show in July, but I really liked her this time around.Kudos to the ensemble. They're as strong as ever, and one of the reasons why I enjoy the Angelica company so much.The audience last night was great, but it was the first time in my presence that Alexander Hamilton did not get applause when he entered, and the Immigrant line didn't get cheers. I'm contemplating getting tickets for Richmond, VA, as I'm speculating that some of the principals will be new by then.
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