I just learned that there is a theater named after Lincolns killer. I don't know why there is but I think they should rename it after Lin Manuel Miranda who bought equality to Broadway. I'm getting my school involved, if you should tear down confederate statues you should also rename booth theater. I have a petition here;https://www.change.org/p/broadway-change-booth-theater-to-lin-manuel-miranda-theaterPlease sign it!!!!
Miranda has never used the Booth Theatre for any of his shows, bro. HAMILTON plays at the Richard Rodgers Theatre which was also the home for his breakthru musical IN THE HEIGHTS. If any theatre is to bear Miranda’s name it would be the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
Oh, sweetie.Is this real? Because as a social studies teacher, part of me dies if this real.The Booth Theater is named after Edwin Booth, a prolific actor of the 19th century. It is not named after John Wilkes Booth, a prolific presidential assassin of the 19th century, who just so happened to be Edwin’s bro.LMM is pretty rad, but not even close to being at “Name a theater after me!” level rad.
Wow, OP enraged me. I can't believe the stupidity of some people. Edwin Booth, with the exception of Edwin Forrest, was the greatest actor of the 19th century. I realize you're young but for God's sake do your homework kiddo. Here, I'll even help you. Wikipedia is your friendAlso, Lin Manuel Miranda is not some Moses who led Broadway to equality. There were a lot of people who came before him y'know.
The OP just joined today. Just here to wind up the board.
i joined today because i just started doing this project at school, we had to choose an issue we care about. They should at least renamed to edwin Booth theater because some people might think it's named for Lincoln's killer. but I think it really should be named after Lin who is more important to theater now.
darquegk said: "If he’s that good, do you have any bootlegs of him?"im weezing
savedalltheletters said: "They should at least renamed to edwin Booth theater because some people might think it's named for Lincoln's killer. but I think it really should be named after Lin who is more important to theater now."You can't dumbproof the world.
"but I think it really should be named after Lin who is more important to theater now."What do you know about Edwin Booth to say he is less significant than Miranda?Please, do some research before you embarrass yourself any further kiddo.If you're not a troll, and you're really passionate about this, check out the book My Thoughts Be Bloody by Nora Titone. As a former employee of a theater once owned by Edwin Booth, I learned a tremendous bunch of fascinating stories about the Booth family and gained a new respect for the great Edwin Booth.
Just curious if the OP is in grammar school, middle school, or high school. I have my ideas about which.
Not until they name a theater after Danny Burstein. Or he gets a Tony. Or both. But at least one would be nice. Though yeah, I'd take both. But right now he has neither. IS THAT FAIR???????? I mean, come on.I would however be OK changing the name of the Booth Theater to the Mary Surratt Theater if everyone is cool with that.
If we’re renaming the theater (which I think is completely and utterly pointless), why not for Cole Porter, or Oscar Hammerstein, or even Andrew Lloyd Webber? Perhaps after Jerome Robbins or Hal Prince? Lin isn’t even on my list of people that should have theaters named after them. I have enjoyed reading this thread though!
You need an issue to be passionate about? Get an actual apology from Broadway League who decided it was cool to disrespect Jan Maxwell (may she rest in peace) just because non-theater people didn't know her name. Get more bathroom installed in some of the older theaters were women have to wait 15+ minutes to be able to pee in reallllly tiny cubicles. Do a study on what's keeping more female writer/directors from breaking into mainstream.Many many actual problems to deal with - some with real tangible results possible. Lin's great at what he's doing, but even knows he stands on the shoulders of a LOT of men and women who came before him and paved the path.
Wait: because some people are as ignorant as the OP (and didn't bother to research what he was "passionate" about) we should change the name of a theater? Bwahahahahahaha.As others have said, there are a LOT of people in line to wait for such an honor. Maybe some day, a few decades from now, he'll be deserving of it. Right now, nope.
savedalltheletters said: "I joined today because I just started doing this project at school, we had to choose an issue we care about....it really should be named after Lin who is more important to theatre now."Okay, if you really aren't trolling and want to do a project on something important to you, you seem to support equality, so instead do something like racial or gender inequality on Broadway... Lin is not enough of an icon, and you are probably one of those hamilfans who could not name more than 10 musicals and one song in them without using google. William Finn should get a theatre named after him or the absolutely divine Andrew Lloyd Webber (Who wrote 2 very long-running musicals, Cats, and Phantom of the Opera). Try again, sport.
I don't post much at all here anymore, but I do lurk to read Whizzer's really articulate reviews of shows in previews, mostly. But I couldn't resist the following...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Good luck with this one.
Suggestion: if a theatre is going to be renamed for a contemporary artist, or even a not contemporary artist, wouldn't it be better to choose a theater that wasn't currently named after somebody? The Lyric, The American Airlines, The Majestic, The Imperial, The Broadway, The Palace, The Marquis, The Winter Garden, The Music Box, Circle In The Square, The Hudson, The Ambassador -- granted there are some legendary names on that list, but no one's name would be taken off of a theatre so someone else's could be put on. Do you catch my drift? Doesn't this make sense?
Up to two signatures! This thing has gone viral...
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