I am 100% here for POC cast members in musicals. Norm Lewis as the Phantom? Bring it. Nikki James as Eponine? Kyle Scatliffe as Enjolras? Love it.
PSA that all theatre is valuable, quality is subjective, an imperfect show never hurt anybody, and we don’t talk about spider-man
the moST ANNOOYING ARGUMENT by people that dont like musicals is “whY doNT TheY jusT SAy thINGS WHY r tHEY siNGING” becAUSE ITS A MUSICAL
if there’s any specific thing that truly embodies the phrase ‘yolo’ it is live theatre on closing nights let me fucking tell you sons of bitches
I don’t and I’m not sure one actually exists, but it’s going to be filmed by National Theatre Live (I think actually tonight) who will do a screening of it in cinemas at some point and it’ll be better quality than any bootleg :)
I really think this is great news because so far National Theatre have done quite a few screenings of plays from London, but this will be the first Broadway show they’ve filmed. I’m hoping it’s a turning point and that soon more shows will start recording their productions.
This article is great: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28001305