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B’WAY BUZZ: Sara Bareilles Singing ‘Theodosia Reprise’ Brings All The Feels …But I Get Why The Song Never Made It To The Stage

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Sara Bareilles is officially a broadway baby. She wrote the score for the hit Broadway musical Waitress. She performed as Mary Magdalene on the televised concert of Jesus Christ Superstar. Now, she has even been summoned by the brilliant Lin Manuel-Miranda to collaborate on this month’s #Hamildrop. And what an excellent collaboration it is!

Manuel-Miranda has kept his promise of releasing new Hamilton related content each month for the year of 2018. This month’s #Hamildrop is a song entitled “Theodosia Reprise,” which was originally intended to be a song between Aaron Burr and his daughter in act two. The song is Burr’s way of breaking the news of his wife’s death to their daughter. He also uses the song to console his daughter by assuring her that together they will build a strong foundation. The song is beautiful and definitely a tear jerker and of course Bareilles does an amazing job with the vocals.

The #Hamildrops have all been amazing but the ones that have resonated most with me are the songs that were originally intended for the show. The original draft of the song “Burn,” which was released as “First Burn” and  sung by five different Eliza’s, had me wishing it was the draft used in the Broadway show. The one line “I see how you look at my sister,” which Eliza sang to Hamilton, could have added so much depth to Eliza’s character. Her relationship with her sister Angelica would have been so much more layered as well. “Theodosia’s Reprise” adds a vulnerability to Burr who is the show’s villain. The decision not to include this song into the final version of the show makes total sense to me. Burr doesn’t need anymore vulnerability! I like being angry at my villains. Call me “black or white” but I want to love my heroes and hate my villains.

Either way, “Theodosia’s Reprise” is a beautiful song executed perfectly by Sara Bareilles. I’ve already listened to it 41 times today so be sure to take some time to dive into your feels and listen below!

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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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