On Hamilton, I've never seen the musical on broadway, but judging from the soundtrack i guess it has a cool concept and story overall. However I think it plays a little safe (lyricwise, being a rap record) and the music itself feels a little unauthentic.
I like musicals, but there hasn't been a single one whose music I really liked. But i really enjoy the dramatic part of them.
>>61997060 I enjoy Hamilton as well as other musicals. Lin-Manuel Miranda has a promising career ahead of him.
>>61997366 >I think it plays a little safe This is true (once you get beyond the initial concept of "hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton"); I would definitely say that Hamilton is more traditional in a lot of ways than most musicals from the 21st century. That's not a bad thing, of course.
>>61997060 i dont hate the concept of hip hop musicals but it doesnt turn out so well (look at In The Heights i dont care what you say the music isnt that great) but overall i think this is a pretty good show even though I am much more traditional in my musical tastes
my favorite musicals are 1. les miserables and 2. Company
Being surrounded by theater kids at NYU Tisch for the past few months, I hadn't gone a day without someone raving about it until I went home for winter break - but it's not that bad.
Not that great, either. It takes the sort of universal generic 90's syncopated hip-hop rhythm and makes an entire musical out of it, so every song kind of sounds the same, but even if it sounds the same the whole way through, the musical theater influence still makes that sound a unique one.
Being a Broadway cast album, though, it does have that theatrical plastic sheen of in-authentic-ness surrounding it that most musicals suffer from, save for a very select few.
Broadway needs innovation, badly, and hopefully this is the start of more genres infiltrating the scene.
>>61998463 I just feel like it's way too gimmicky to be a good concept, y'know? It'd be fine if there was some kind of emotional core or drama, but everything I'm hearing (which is snippets and shit, usually I leave the room when anyone puts it on) seems kind of dead and fake.
I'm not going to be some guy that says hip-hop doesn't belong on broadway, but you can't carry a play off the concept that cabinet debates are rap battles.
I heard three different stories about this musical on NPR over the course of a few months. "Educational rap musical" is like catnip for those Birkenstock-wearing motherfuckers. I think it hit g-spots they didn't even know they had.
>>61998549 Haven't seen it myself, either, but it's not so much just "cabinet debates are rap battles" so much as it is "the life of Hamilton as a hip-hop musical". There are some pretty dramatic moments, from what I'm aware, but if the Broadway plastic sheen bothers you, I get it. I'm the same way.
>>61998608 >"Educational rap musical" is like catnip for those Birkenstock-wearing motherfuckers. I just wanted you to know that you should be proud of this sentence
>>61998748 honestly it seems like you're the only one who can answer this question
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