I’m sure ya’ll’ve heard of white folks showing their never-fail fragility
when it came out the Hamilton musical producer’s, Jeffrey Seller’s, casting call called specifically for non-white actors. His statement:
Hamilton depicts the birth of our nation in a singular way. We will continue to cast the show with the same multicultural diversity that we have employed thus far.
The producers of Hamilton regret the confusion that's arisen from the recent posting of an open call casting notice for the show. It is essential to the storytelling of Hamilton that the principal roles—which were written for nonwhite characters (excepting King George)—be performed by nonwhite actors. This adheres to the accepted practice that certain characteristics in certain roles constitute a "bona fide occupational qualification" that is legal. This also follows in the tradition of many shows that call for race, ethnicity or age specific casting, whether it's The Color Purple or Porgy & Bess or Matilda. The casting will be amended to also include language we neglected to add, that is, we welcome people of all ethnicities to audition for Hamilton.
Translation: …Keep crying, whiteys. Keep crying. TW:
I wish such a happy, long marriage to Jasmine Cephas-Jones, who plays Peggy Schulyer and Maria Reynolds and Anthony Ramos, who plays John Laurens and Phillip Hamilton in Hamilton! D’aaaw, I had no idea they got married
Katie Couric had the privilege
of being backstage with leading ladies Renée Elise Goldsberry, who plays Angelica Schuyler and Phillipa Soo, who plays Eliza Hamilton! She also got to sit down with Lin-Manuel Miranda himself! –SQUEE AGAIN!!!-
Holy fucking shit
, did you see the Ham4Ham show straight from the fucking White House
?! It’s Lin showing us the Jefferson Band, which is the President’s personal band! They were actually created by the white supremacist-hypocrite-rapist-may-he-be-
burning-in-hell Thomas Jefferson himself! And Daveed Diggs, who wonderfully plays that fucker in Hamilton, is an absolute mess
as the band plays his opening as Jefferson, What’d I Miss?
! OMFG, this is oh-so very amazing! I’m always so, so very happy for all the new heights that Lin and the entire Hamilton company reach! OMFG, the White House
!!!! Here’s a pretty long video
of Lin talking about his time collaborating with Oskar Eustis, the Public Theater’s artistic director! The video really is long: it’s over an hour and a half. Gah, I’m always so happy for these people!
Holy fucking shit
, the longer workshop version of the song Schulyer Defeated
featuring Eliza and Phillip Hamilton! It’s quite a beautiful song and I wish they could’ve kept this version in the final product. This shows you just how much of a fucking mess Hamilton was.
…Have I mentioned that I sometimes don’t know how in the hell Eliza Hamilton kept from shooting her husband. I mean, forget Burr shooting Hamilton; I woulda done it as Eliza. Lord, that man is so prideful and inflated. Lord.
ALUIAOGHAOFHAOKFULF, Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr, had a gorgeous photo shoot and interview
with Broadway Style Guide! Gah, so wonderful!!!
Lin is going hard
for his people, for his Puerto Rico. TW:
Uhhh....Burn, but with rain and thunder in the background
. I got chillz…so, so many chillz. I tell ya’ll, if I was Eliza Hamilton, I woulda killed the likes of my husband, Alexander Hamilton. Fuckin’ Reynolds Pamphlet.
An interview with Daveed Diggs
because we all need all the Daveed Diggs in our lives, no question about it.
A rap primer
for the show! It guides you through the songs of the musical and it’s organized by genre, character, and song! I found this so helpful and informative!
A Ham4Ham featuring a West Wing Cabinet Battle
. In the actual
West Wing of the White House. The White House. Again…‘nuff said. This makes you think of a modern Hamilton AU, my goodness. I done been slayed.
Also, what’s happened at the White House? The Hamilton cast performed My Shot.
OMFG, this is so wonderful!!! The video starts at 35:46, with President Obama giving a brief opening address! Yay!!
Yes, the only President Madison and President Jefferson
that we give a shit about, please and thank you. Awesome Hamilton fanart!!!
This whole blog piece
on the historical and sociocultural importance of Hamilton. Yes, this…all a’dis. Yes, yes, yes. Hamilpeep!
Just…just click the link. Click it. You shan’t regret it. You shan’t.
And last, but most certainly not least, real, actual, examples of Hamilton’s…sexting
1700s style. Lord have mercy. Slightly nsfw.