Why Does Michael Riedel hate "Hamilton"?

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Why Does Michael Riedel hate "Hamilton"?#1
Posted: 7/22/15 at 2:34pm

In the majority of his columns in the last few months, Riedel has clearly show a vicious contempt for Hamilton. I'm not saying Hamilton should be immune from any sort of criticism in any fashion, but Riedel's comments seem to be coming from something of an irrational place.


What's the deal?

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Posted: 7/22/15 at 2:39pm

Because...


He's a frustrated wanna-be actor, writer, director, theater critic who had to settle for the unenviable position of being a Broadway gossip monger/ass kisser who is clearly jealous of the success and accolades Lin-Manuel Miranda is receiving. He wants to diminish and reduce it's impact with his mindless gibberish. The only problem is, no one is really listening.

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Why Does Michael Riedel hate #3
Posted: 7/22/15 at 2:43pm

Personally, I think he’s simply trying to use “Hamilton’s” popularity for his own purposes. It’s the biggest thing in town right now, so if he writes about it – especially “controversial opinions” about it – people are more likely to read his column.

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Posted: 7/22/15 at 2:43pm

He's probably still pressed after Lin shaded him in that In The Heights Bet On It parody from a while ago.  Around 1:25 http://youtu.be/ep0tpRqaZ4Y

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Posted: 7/22/15 at 2:47pm

He's doing the same thing Donald Trump is...trying to be controversial.

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Posted: 7/22/15 at 2:52pm

He probably likes the show but just doesn't like how much attention it's getting. Especially if he doesn't think it lives up to the hype. I can't wait til other big shows open throughout the season and see how everything plays out

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Posted: 7/22/15 at 2:59pm

I totally agree!!!

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Posted: 7/22/15 at 3:00pm
Philly, your opinions are invalid until you see Hamilton. Bye.

Michael Riedel is always wrong about everything.
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Posted: 7/22/15 at 3:01pm

Riedel is annoyed that his picture has been replaced with Trump's next to the definition of "bloviate", and he's working on having that fixed.

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Posted: 7/22/15 at 3:03pm

Nothing against the show.  But I agree with him.  The puff pieces and PR for Hamilton have gotten so obnoxious.  I am hoping some other show comes out of the blue and proves a even bigger hit.  If anything to keep things a little more humble. 

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Posted: 7/22/15 at 3:04pm

He's a frustrated wanna-be actor, writer, director, theater critic who had to settle for the unenviable position of being a Broadway gossip monger/ass kisser who is clearly jealous of the success and accolades Lin-Manuel Miranda is receiving. He wants to diminish and reduce it's impact with his mindless gibberish. The only problem is, no one is really listening.


Well actually, you are.

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Posted: 7/22/15 at 3:05pm

Maybe Philly Pinto IS Michael Riedel. That would certainly explain a lot.

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Why Does Michael Riedel hate #14
Posted: 7/22/15 at 3:11pm

I thought it was a really interesting show, but of course undeserving of the ridiculous amount of hype it's been receiving. Nothing could deserve that much hype.


Every few years, the Blob needs to glom on to the new relevant, the "best, first, finest, latest," and they have to talk about how it's unprecedented - which of course makes them feel great about themselves for being so hip and au courant and insightful for recognizing this new "ultimate."


It happened with Hair, Rent, Spring Awakening, American Idiot. It'll happen again in 3-5 years with another pop masterpiece.


Personally, I'm all for resisting the urge to be the publicist's tool; I rarely trust anyone who speaks in superlatives.

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Posted: 7/22/15 at 3:14pm

He's still talking about Hamilton, which sort of negates the whole thing, as opposed to ignoring the show.


So love it or hate it, it's still the topic of conversation.


 

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Posted: 7/22/15 at 3:15pm

I don't think the Blob gloms, rather, the Blob is simply attracted to outstanding theater.


 


 

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Why Does Michael Riedel hate #17
Posted: 7/22/15 at 3:16pm

Hamilton looks good and all, but the music I've heard from Waitress sounds pretty spectacular.  Maybe Hamilton should watch out.


As for Riedel,  didn't he hate Fun Home too?  He sounds like he's trying to be a theatrical hipster.  Are those shows too "mainstream" for him?

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Why Does Michael Riedel hate #18
Posted: 7/22/15 at 3:27pm
^ Another person who hasn't seen Hamilton telling Hamilton to watch out. Wow.
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Why Does Michael Riedel hate #19
Posted: 7/22/15 at 3:30pm

Michael Riedel only mentioned once that he thought the show was overrated. In regards to Fun Home, he never said he didn't like it, he only predicted that An American in Paris would win the Tony for Best Musical as it would have the road vote right behind it. But the harder sell Fun Home ended up winning, making it much more marketable.

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Why Does Michael Riedel hate #20
Posted: 7/22/15 at 3:43pm

"Hamilton looks good and all, but the music I've heard from Waitress sounds pretty spectacular.  Maybe Hamilton should watch out.


To be fair, I'm already feeling the PR fatigue from WAITRESS. First there was all the hoopla over the casting announcement, then there's an update a minute with pictures of them in rehearsal, and now Playbill.com has published a non-story with the "first look at the set"--which amounts to nothing besides a photo of the show's curtain and a food prep cart. I'm excited to see the show and all, I just wish they'd cool it with the attempts at press.

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Posted: 7/22/15 at 3:51pm
Riedel has a marked dislike of Oskar Eustis and the Public, and never wastes an opportunity to try to smear an endeavor of theirs. And since Hamilton is the talk of the town, now he gets to ride those coattails, too.
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Posted: 7/22/15 at 4:16pm

"Nothing against the show.  But I agree with him.  The puff pieces and PR for Hamilton have gotten so obnoxious.  I am hoping some other show comes out of the blue and proves a even bigger hit.  If anything to keep things a little more humble. "


 YES YES YES!! 


#ALLEGIANCE


#AMERICANPSYCHO


#SCHOOLOFROCK


#WAITRESS

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Posted: 7/22/15 at 4:19pm

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Why Does Michael Riedel hate #24
Posted: 7/22/15 at 4:21pm

"He's a frustrated wanna-be actor, writer, director, theater critic who had to settle for the unenviable position of being a Broadway gossip monger/ass kisser who is clearly jealous of the success and accolades Lin-Manuel Miranda is receiving. He wants to diminish and reduce it's impact with his mindless gibberish. The only problem is, no one is really listening."



'Well actually, you are."


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Updated On: 7/22/15 at 04:21 PM
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Why Does Michael Riedel hate #25
Posted: 7/22/15 at 4:28pm

""Nothing against the show.  But I agree with him.  The puff pieces and PR for Hamilton have gotten so obnoxious.  I am hoping some other show comes out of the blue and proves a even bigger hit.  If anything to keep things a little more humble. "
 YES YES YES!! 
#ALLEGIANCE
#AMERICANPSYCHO
#SCHOOLOFROCK
#WAITRESS"


 


Jesus Christ calm down.

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Posted: 7/22/15 at 4:28pm

So you people basically have no lives whatsoever.

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