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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.
(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)
I'm going to go write some Toast post in order to make it through.
This is my everything. I'm crying.
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