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awnutts

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6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +16 points

YEP! And LMM is the first person to celebrate the whole of Broadway, posting stuff about other shows. But rabid fans are rabid.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 2 replies · +64 points

I love Hamilton, I love LMM, and I'm close to obsessive about it. And I totally get that for some people, like teenagers, having a "cool" Broadway show is a big deal, when loving musicals make you feel weird.

But, as we get closer to the Tonys, I'm really annoyed by how overshadowed so many other shows are. This has been a great year for broadway--off the top of my head, The Color Purple, Shuffle Along, She Loves Me, Waitress (apparently, I know so little about it) and the Spring Awakening revival. Not to mention some fucking great dramas.

My problem with the hysteria is two-fold: 1) "This is the best thing ever on broadway, nothing else is half as good!" Um, no. And that's the shittiest way to approach being a fan.
2) "The cast (especially LMM) have been really accessible and so they owe us access." Oh god, the fan entitlement at the stagedoor when I saw it was scary. The reason a lot of people don't stagedoor? It's because you are all demanding selfies and trying to have your super-special moment with this person who just worked their ass off for nearly 2 hours. Get your playbill signed and move on with your life.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +59 points

His weakness is the same as every male broadway composer: his meatiest roles are men. Women get great songs, but their function is to progress the male protagonist's story, and therefore they never get to flex their acting muscles as much as the men.

(Yes yes yes, Nina and Angelica and Eliza are great roles, but they have half the emotional depth that Hamilton and Burr and Usnavi do)

6 years ago @ The Toast - We Are Closing The Toa... · 0 replies · +8 points

Um, I haven't just my LJ in a decade, but now I kind of want to if Toasties would just take it over.

6 years ago @ The Toast - We Are Closing The Toa... · 0 replies · +24 points

I am very sad and also I love everyone--the writers, the commentors, the fierce editors; fuck, I even love the deleted raccoons.

I'm going to go write some Toast post in order to make it through.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Every Track Listing Fr... · 0 replies · +10 points

GOD BLESS YOU

This is my everything. I'm crying.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Every Track Listing Fr... · 2 replies · +129 points

Also, the greatest achievement of Occupy Wall Street was this protester interviewing an old wall street businessman. The conversation was as follows:

Old White Banker: "But, really, all important things have come from the 1%. We are the elite, building the world. Name one person who has created something valuable who didn't come from the 1%"
Protestor: "Do you like the Beatles?"
OWB: "...........Okay, the Beatles."

Because it is physically impossible for a white baby boomer man to disparage the Beatles! Like, that protester KNEW HIS AUDIENCE

6 years ago @ The Toast - Every Track Listing Fr... · 0 replies · +14 points

I made it to track 5 before I started shaking in anticipation. so so so so excited

6 years ago @ The Toast - Every Track Listing Fr... · 0 replies · +19 points

This album is perfect and I find no lies here

6 years ago @ The Toast - Everything What's Wron... · 1 reply · +27 points