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B’WAY BUZZ: Two #Hamildrops In One Week?! “Rise Up” And Check This One Out!

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Two #Hamildrops in one week?! Is that even possible? Well Lin-Manuel Miranda sure did “Rise Up” to the occasion and released this week’s second installment of the beloved project.

Broadway genius Miranda created the #Hamildrops series as way of releasing new Hamilton-based content once each month. Earlier this week we were treated to a music video to Andra Day’s version of “Burn,” and we gladly accepted it as our monthly dose of Hamilton. Well Miranda took to Twitter to announce that not only were there going to be two #Hamildrops this month, there would be two in one week!

 

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Today’s installment is a song called “Rise Up Wise Up Eyes Up” by the French duo,  Ibeyi. The singing duo is actually comprised of twins Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz, who are of Cuban/Venezuelan descent. They dropped their first album in 2015, and could later be seen Beyoncé’s Lemonade HBO special. The song samples “My Shot” from the hit Broadway show, but provides an entirely new song with a totally unique sound. The mellow vibe of the song allows you to hear the powerful lyrics the two silvery songstresses are singing out. The compelling message from the song is obviously to stay woke during these trying times.

Oh Mr. Miranda we are not worthy. Side note, if there is only 1 #Hamildrop being released each month for the rest of the year that means we only have 4 more left and that’s just not ok. I don’t care if Lin-Manuel Miranda is in high demand…I could never be “Satisfied”!!!

Check out “Rise Up Wise Up Eyes Up” by clicking below and be sure to listen to the track on Spotify or Apple Music!

 

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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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