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B’WAY BUZZ: Latest #Hamildrop Might Just Leave You ‘Helpless’

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Lin-Manuel Miranda has made Christmas a monthly event. Every month in 2018, the Hamilton creator releases new content related to the mega-hit, Broadway musical. I check the Hamildrops website with as much anticipation as children awaiting the sounds of reindeer on rooftops.

Each one of the #Hamildrops have been vastly different, which just magnifies the talents of Mr. Miranda. We have seen raps, ballads, and even a comical polka within the series. Well, this month we are treated to a rock version of the song “Helpless,” originally sung by Phillipa Soo in the Broadway rendition. The song is a sweet long song that has Eliza Schuyler reminiscing about how instantaneously she fell for Alexander Hamilton. In this revised version, The Regrettes, a LA based punk-rock girl group, give the song a rock and roll flare. With the addition of the guitars and drums, along with the increased tempo, the song sounds completely different. I don’t know if I would call this bad-ass group “helpless” however, because they rock this song hard! The idea for the twist came from producer Mike Elizondo who suggested the idea to Miranda.

Give the song a listen, and check back next month to see the next #Hamildrop!

 

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B’WAY BUZZ: Ben Platt’s Diverse Music Video For ‘Temporary Love’ Will Bring You To Tears

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The tears streaming down my face certainly don’t feel temporary! Broadway and film star, Ben Platt, just released a music video for his latest single, “Temporary Love,” and it is the true definition of #feelgoodFriday. Not only is the song a beautiful one, the video has caused several coworkers of mine to ask if I’m alright because I have been staring at my computer teary eyed for what it is certainly too long for any workplace.

“Temporary Love” is the fourth single from the Dear Evan Hansen star’s debut album, Sing To Me Instead. The music video, directed by Nick Lieberman, features various, romantic couples of all ages, races and orientations. The powerful imagery and the song’s message combined with Platt’s velvety smooth voice is enough to tug at anyone’s heart strings.

Sing To Me Instead will be released on March 29th and will feature previous singles “Grow As We Go,” “Bad Habit” and “Ease My Mind.” Click below to watch the beautiful music video!

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B’WAY BUZZ: Jeremy Jordan And Laura Osnes Team Up In “The Next Ten Minutes Ago” To Create A Mashup That Will Restore Your Faith In Love

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Who could have thought pairing one of Broadway’s hottest heartthrob’s with a literal Princess would create the romantic mashup to end all romantic mashups? I could. It’s really kind of obvious, you guys.

The web series R&H Goes Pop! releases music videos featuring contemporary twists on classic Rodgers & Hammerstein songs. For this installment, Broadway stars Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes combined their beautiful talents to perform a mashup of “Ten Minutes Ago” from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and “The Next Ten Minutes” from Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years. Jeremy starred in the film version of the Jason Robert Brown favorite and Laura Osnes was Cinder-freaking-ella on Broadway!

The mashup is beautiful and I suggest you warn your cubicle neighbor…they may hear sniffle halfway through. Click below to hear two of Broadway’s finest!

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B’WAY BUZZ: Ashley Parker Angel, Kyle Dean Massey And Other ‘Wicked’ Alum Give ‘What Is This Feeling?’ The Boy Band Treatment

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The hit musical Wicked could only be improved with the addition of one thing…a boy band. You thought I was going to say jazz hands didn’t you?

The #OutOfOz series offers new renditions of the music written by Stephen Schwartz for the hit Broadway musical. Since the inception of the series we have seen big names like Jennifer Nettles, Aaron Tveit and original witches, Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, add new twists to the popular songs. In the latest installment, several Wicked alum band together…pun definitely intended…to give “What Is This Feeling?” a boy-band-pop spin. Ashley Parker Angel dug deep into his O-Town past to nail the synched choreo and lead the boys through the charming music video. Kyle Dean Massey, Jeff Heimbrock, Daniel Quadrino and Jeremy Thompson round out the Broadway boy band and create an image for a poster I would so totally hang above my bed.

Check out the fun rendition of the Wicked hit below!

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