[Hamilton] or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Lin-Manuel Miranda

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  • WACriminalWACriminal Dying Is Easy, Young Man Living Is HarderRegistered User regular
    Lasbrook wrote: »
    So hey you remember when Lin ran a prizeo campaign for a chance at Hamilton tickets in exchange for your donation?

    What if you could do the same thing again, but win tickets to ALL the Hamilton shows across America?

    https://www.prizeo.com/prizes/lin-manuel-miranda/the-ultimate-hamilton-experience-as-a-guest-of?utm_campaign=ultimatehamiltonexperience&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=twitter

    (While supporting Planned Parenthood, so...bonus!)

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  • LasbrookLasbrook It takes a lot to make a stew When it comes to me and youRegistered User regular
    That's true too.

    This has actually made me realize I'm not directly donating to Planned Parenthood but the advocacy fund and I wonder if I should switch.

  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Oh hey you're in Chicago right now

    You doin' anything? Wanna hang out?

  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    Might have some free time if we don't dodge this snowstorm!

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    It's a very good show

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    It's a very good show

    I don't believe you.

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    I bought a t-shirt!

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    okay! now that I'm back in town (after we had a very dumb hunt for a deep dish pizza place in a snow storm followed by a like, 180 mile drive that was also mostly in that snow storm), here are some actual thoughts:

    The Chicago cast was very good, for the most part. If I had to name a weak link in the main cast, it would be Eliza, but her only real struggle seemed to be during act one (she definitely struggled with Helpless and she didn't bring a ton to That Would Be Enough). She really brought it starting with Non-Stop though, I think maybe she just needed to have that frustrated edge to things to really sell it? I dunno. The guy who played Seabury wasn't...really great either, like, he didn't have any presence at all?

    There was definitely an adjustment period from listening to the album, but seeing it actually performed really brings home how artfully it's constructed. You appreciate the transitional songs and brief gags a lot more in person, because it's not just you sitting there, sniffling, it's hundreds of people and they're tense and sad, and then James Madison comes out and he's clearly sobbing and it breaks all that tension and you can move on. And the choreography is...super neat? I don't know, I'm not especially qualified to comment on it, but it adds a hell of a lot to the show.

    I feel like the songs that really hit were The Room Where It Happens, One Last Time and Yorktown. Satisfied was also dope. My mom liked King George the most (he was definitely great but like...if I was going to guess which character my mom would like the most, it would definitely have been King George), btw

    the t-shirt I got was rad and they had souvenir cups and the souvenir cups had like...sippy cup lids because they didn't want you to spill over their nice floors like a bunch of idiot babies and it's a good thing because I definitely kicked mine over at least twice

    also the room where it happens is the best song in hamilton still, thank you

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  • RobonunRobonun It's all fun and games until someone pisses off China Registered User regular
    Have you guys seen this yet? Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer meets Hamilton. I can't stop laughing.

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  • OkamiOkami On the internet nobody knows you're a dog. Nobody. Land of Ports, OreganoRegistered User regular
    edited December 2016
    Finally listening to the mixtape. I'm not really sold on the covers so far, but apparently even the cover of "Dear Theodosia" can make me tear up.


    EDIT: Oh my god "Congratulations"

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Okami wrote: »
    EDIT: Oh my god "Congratulations"

    Dessa is really good and everyone should be listening to her, correct

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    See if you can find the original version of congratulations if you like dessa's version of it.

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  • OkamiOkami On the internet nobody knows you're a dog. Nobody. Land of Ports, OreganoRegistered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    See if you can find the original version of congratulations if you like dessa's version of it.

    I'm floored. It's everything I wanted it to be, it's a shame they cut it.

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  • vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    edited December 2016
    Robonun wrote: »
    Have you guys seen this yet? Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer meets Hamilton. I can't stop laughing.

    I respect them for trying but damn, this is painful.

    The lyrics to not rhyme or flow at all.

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    A Hamilton Hannukah song?

    huzzah!

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  • nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    Are you guys aware that Lin Manual did commentary for all the tracks on the hamilton mixtape for spotify? Its pretty great.

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  • I ZimbraI Zimbra Colorful Extrovert Registered User regular
    We got Hamilton tickets for Christmas! Going to be seeing it in Chicago on my fiancee's birthday. I'm excited and she's over the moon about it.

    And for once her disability worked out to our advantage as we got handicapped orchestra seats for less than half the price of standard tickets.

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  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    Got this for my dad and stepmom last Christmas and apparently they forgot about it until they were coming over this week.

    They were blown away! And the funny part was last summer they drove across the country and back without ever breaking it out.

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  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    My Dad wrote:
    As we were listening through the first time I kept thinking Aaron Burr? Where do I know that name from? Didn't he shoot somebody?

    And then on the second time through I noticed they mention it in the first song LOL

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    So I guess my wife got ten tickets for this on case we found other people who wanted to go and now they're selling online for like three times what we paid.

    Who needs friends

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    So I guess my wife got ten tickets for this on case we found other people who wanted to go and now they're selling online for like three times what we paid.

    Who needs friends

    With that kind of scratch, you can buy newer, better friends!

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  • YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    so I have just discovered I am able to pitch a bunch of Hamilton-related drinks to the bar that's hosting my next singalong

    the only thing I can think of is taking seven shots of tequila and calling it the "What Comes Next?"

    thread, you have the floor

  • FearghaillFearghaill If there is nothing but what we make in this world let us make goodRegistered User regular
    YaYa wrote: »
    so I have just discovered I am able to pitch a bunch of Hamilton-related drinks to the bar that's hosting my next singalong

    the only thing I can think of is taking seven shots of tequila and calling it the "What Comes Next?"

    thread, you have the floor

    And the floor has whoever drinks that

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  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    Burn: Ginger beer, vodka, and Tabasco
    My Shot: pretty self explanatory

    The Hercules Mulligan: Ouzo and Irish Whiskey
    The Aaron Burr: a glass of lukewarm water


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  • David_TDavid_T A fashion yes-man is no good to me. Copenhagen, DenmarkRegistered User regular
    Alright, you need twenty shot glasses in a row, two Nerf guns and two people who start in the middle...

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    knitdan wrote: »
    My Dad wrote:
    As we were listening through the first time I kept thinking Aaron Burr? Where do I know that name from? Didn't he shoot somebody?

    And then on the second time through I noticed they mention it in the first song LOL

    It's that damn Got Milk? Commercial by Michael BAE. Everyone alive from the 90s knows that factoid.

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  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
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    knitdan wrote: »
    My Dad wrote:
    As we were listening through the first time I kept thinking Aaron Burr? Where do I know that name from? Didn't he shoot somebody?

    And then on the second time through I noticed they mention it in the first song LOL

    It's that damn Got Milk? Commercial by Michael BAE. Everyone alive from the 90s knows that factoid.

    Aawun Buhh...

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  • SnowbearSnowbear Registered User regular
    Wayne Brady will be playing Aaron Burr at the Chicago Hamilton show starting on the 17th

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    damn it I went two months too early

  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    There's a part of me that's like "oh god I must see that" and then another part is like "but you're already a famous actor. Let somebody else have a shot."

    but still, I'd like to listen to him sing the part.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    I don't think I've ever heard him sing outside of Whose Line.

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  • QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    Seg wrote: »

    Didn't know I needed it before I found it.

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  • RobonunRobonun It's all fun and games until someone pisses off China Registered User regular
    I don't think I've ever heard him sing outside of Whose Line.

    He does a lot of singing as the voice of Clover the rabbit on Disney Junior's Sofia the First. Dude's got some chops.

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  • jaziekjaziek Registered User regular
    Tickets went on sale for London at midday today. Got on the site at 12:47. Earliest I could get was march 2018.

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  • ShenShen Registered User regular
    My girlfriend managed to snag 28 November previews, I got 18 January which I'll probably give away to family as I'll have already seen it twice.

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  • jaziekjaziek Registered User regular
    I had a bunch of stipulations which made it harder I guess. Had to not be around the Christmas/new year period, and had to be on a Saturday.

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  • ElbasunuElbasunu Registered User regular

    The West Wing Weekly presents an ode to The West Wing. Hrishi made a beat, an extended remix of our podcast’s intro theme, for the biggest West Wing fan we know— Lin-Manuel Miranda — who wrote lyrics and recorded vocals for the track! What's next?

    VIA: http://thewestwingweekly.com/episodes/whatsnext

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