I finally sat myself down to watch the film adaptation of the musical In The Heights and need to share my thoughts.Continue reading
We’re taking the winners of the previous brackets and putting them head to head to find my ultimate March madness winner!Continue reading
We’re going to Broadway for today’s bracket! I’m putting my favorite musicals head to head so let’s see who comes out on top!Continue reading
Working on a Song: The Lyrics of Hadestown is a book from Anaïs Mitchell, the writer and lyricist of the Tony award winning Hadestown. This book is all about the process she took to create the music in Hadestown, from it’s beginning in Vermont to winning awards on Broadway. I got the incredible opportunity to read it early and share my thoughts with you.Continue reading
Continuing the Have You Ever trend with a Broadway version!Continue reading
Broadway recently announced that they will be closed throughout the rest of the year because of COVID19. Like me, many Broadway fans are bummed that this season has come to such a premature end. But there are still ways to enjoy the musical magic of theatre from home.Continue reading
With the Hamilton movie being released today, I thought it would be a good chance to share some other Broadway shows that Hamilton fans will enjoy.
In The Heights
Before there was Hamilton, there was In The Heights. Lin Manuel Miranda’s first Broadway musical is set in the largely Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City. It is full of the same hip-hop goodness of Hamilton with extra Latin flair.
Much like Hamilton, Assassins is an American history musical. This Sondheim show is about historical figures who attempted (successfully or not) to assassinate Presidents of the United States, and explores what their presence in American history says about the ideals of their country.
Let’s take a break from American history and look at the UK. Six the Musical is a modern retelling of the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII presented as a pop concert. Think Spice Girls meets the Tudors. I recommend looking for performances by the Original West End Cast because they were spectacular.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is a comedic historical rock musical about the founding of the Democratic Party. History meets popular music in this show much like Hamilton.
Heathers: The Musical is a rock musical based on the 1988 film of the same name. While this is not a history-based show, it has some edgy and rock musical inspiration that reminds some of Hamilton. I recommend the Off-Broadway Cast album because Barrett Wilbert Weed as Veronica is outstanding.
For another American Revolution era show, 1776 is based on the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, telling a story of the efforts of John Adams to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence and to sign the document
Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 is a sung-through musical adaptation of a 70-page segment from Leo Tolstoy’s 1869 novel War and Peace. If you’re in to the historical musical this is a good option that also has a diverse cast. Plus Phillipa Soo (the original Eliza) is in this as well.
Do you have a show suggestion for Hamilton fans? Let me know with a comment below!
There are so many books in the world there is bound to be some for your favorite fandoms. So today I curated a list for the Broadway fans!Continue reading
Have you ever wanted to know what Broadway performers do between shows on two-show days? Well, Broadway Sandwich shows us exactly that!
Many Broadway classics have made their way to the silver screen. And there are some films in particular that I think all Broadway fans should see.
A new year means new geeky things to enjoy! And 2020 has its fair share of things I’m really looking forward to. So I am sharing my hypes with all of you!
There are so many musicals and plays that were derived from literature, like Be More Chill, To Kill A Mockingbird, and The Lightning Thief. And many have become award-winning productions, like Hadestown and Fun Home. So I started thinking about what books I’d love to see adapted to the stage and decided to make a post about it. Continue reading
In any fandom, you will find your favorite characters that you just like more than others, and musicals are no different. Us theatre nerds all have characters that we adore, so I am sharing some of mine today. Continue reading
I’ve been seeing some cool Funko’s announced that are of real people, like Edgar Allen Poe and Stan Lee. So I decided to make a wishlist of people I’d like to see become a Funko Pop!
I’ve been nerding out over musicals and Funko Pops lately, so I decided to combine the two into a post. So here are some characters from Broadway musicals that I’d love to have in Pop form. Continue reading
This past weekend, my brother and I went to see Miss Saigon at the Pantages in Los Angeles. We’re both musical theatre fans, and this trip was his birthday gift for the year, so I got to benefit too! Continue reading
This Sunday is the Tony Awards, which is Broadway’s biggest night. To celebrate, I’m sharing my favorite musicals with you all in this post. Let’s raise the curtain, shall we? Continue reading
It’s officially gift shopping time for the holidays coming up and you probably have a geek in your life you’d like to get a good gift for. Well, welcome to the ultimate gift guide for geeks, where there is a gift for all kinds of geeks so you can find something fitting for what your geek loves the most. Continue reading
It has been a while since I have done a needs-to-exist Funko wishlist! So long, that most of the suggestions on the previous one have now come to fruition. So why not dream up so more great characters to be Funkos and maybe they will come true? Continue reading
I am going to continue my Hamilton love and devotion, sorry not sorry. I mean, they won a Grammy! How can you deny their amazing, wonderful, genius, amazingness after a Grammy (and a Tony? ;)) Anyway, I wanted to highlight some of my favorite lyrics in the show, the ones that have the most meaning and hit me right in the soft spot of my soul.
One of my geekiest loves is Broadway musicals, which tends to be a very particular niche of geek culture. But anyone can become a Broadway fan with these tips.
Confession time: I am OBSESSED with Hamilton. Like, not even Harry Potter got me as hooked so quickly as Hamilton has. Another confession: I haven’t actually seen it (yet).