Although our choir director might think me heretical, I'm not much of a fan of Broadway shows.  It's not that I don't like musicals; I loved playing in the orchestra pit of the Rosemont Rollicks community theater back in the 70's, and have even enjoyed watching the occasional live performance or movie version.  But I don't go out of my way to see them, and I can't imagine why people would pay outrageous prices to attend a show in New York City.

Maybe that's because whenever I've been in town, I've spent as much time as possible at the New York Public Library.  It's the same with Boston, where I'd skip most of the other sights to have more time at the New England Historic Genealogical Society's library on Newbury Street.  Crazy, I know.

Be that as it may, an Occasional CEO post about entrepreneurship has against all odds made me excited about a new Broadway show.  I'll be happy to wait for a production that is less expensive and closer to home, or on video.  But I want to see "Hamilton."  Check out the opening number (NSFG - language).

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As always you are very kind. Thanks! (And, yes, the NEHGS Library is worth every second!)

Posted by Eric on Tuesday, April 05, 2016 at 2:28 pm

I thought the opening number might be something that interested Tom. He seems to like rap and he is into history. After he watched it, he said it reminded him of something he saw a few years ago. It turns out he had seen video of Miranda's White House presentation.

I thought Miranda looked familiar and, sure enough, he was in a couple of episodes of House as manic-depressive Alvie. (Google and find a clip - I forgot he did a rap on that show, too).

Another treat - google Lin-Manuel Miranda Wedding and watch the surprise he had for his new bride.

And what is that thing that happens when you hear about something and then start seeing it in more places? Miranda's name meant nothing to me before today (not getting to a lot of Broadway productions), but in my news-feed yesterday I saw he was featured in this week's NY Times "By the Book" feature.

Now I'll have to see if I can interest Tom in Eric's post. And maybe Billy, who is thinking he'd like to start his own business someday. Eric's book seems just the ticket for a budding entrepreneur.


Posted by dstb on Friday, April 08, 2016 at 7:43 am
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