Watch Me Entertain Myself!

Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Winner Musical

In the Heights is the Tony winner for 2008 Best Musical.

It also won the following:
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Best Choreography Andy Blankenbuehler
Best Orchestrations Alex Lacamoire & Bill Sherman

I first saw the following clips at a friend’s Facebook and I was immediately taken in by the music. “I have to have a copy of the album!” was my first reaction. When something as urban as rap is made accessible to the upscale ears of Broadway, then there’s something special happening here.

Watch and be wowed.

Here they perform the song “96,000” at the 62nd Tony Awards (2008):

And here are clips of “In The Heights”, “The Club”, and “96,000”:

For more info, check out their official website: click here.


london boy said...

wait, am I reading the right blog? did I go to gibbs' blogsite by mistake? hehe!

hope they bring the musical here in the west end soon.

joelmcvie said...

@LONDON BOY: Inunahan ko lang si Gibbs, just this once. =)

Dave said...

UP for grabs from The Singing Stage:



dazedblu* said...

Whew, tht interesting huh :)