Tuesday, November 10, 2015

#InCaseYouMissedIt: HAMILTON on 60 Minutes



If your musical theatre tastes are anything like mine (and, if you're sitting at your desk perusing this blog, chances are, they are), then most likely you are just as obsessed with all things Hamilton -- especially after Lin-Manuel Miranda's TV appearances this week.  First up: his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon  last Friday, where Lin-Manuel talks about the hip-hop revolution he's currently setting on Broadway, and performs his Lin-Manueliest freestyle rap to-date, a la Jimmy's Freestyle Generator (see: above video).  They also mention the voicemail he left on Jimmy's phone, which is definitely worth a re-watch after this.

Next, a special behind-the-scenes look on 60 Minutes on Sunday night, where Lin is interviewed by Charlie Rose about the history behind the show, its inception, and the process from concept album/mixtape to off-Broadway to full-fledged Broadway production.  They bring cameras in as they record the cast recording (with the help of none other than Questlove himself, NO BIGGIE OR ANYTHING.).  They also revisit the White House performance that started it all, and how Lin felt to see Obama see the final product.  (Also, Charlie gets a backstage tour!)

With all the continued buzz as the show journeys on the road to the Tonys, I think it's safe to say that, Lin, everyone's gonna know your name, what's yo naaaame?!  (Yeah, I know, I know, I had to do it.)

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