I am finally back in NY!! There were so many shows I wanted to see. Got to eat at my favorite restaurants, go to my favorite spots in town and see some of my best friends.
Now, I feel this was the best NY theater marathon that I have done haha.
Get ready for this! Because Hamilton is THE SHOW!!!
I got to New York knowing this was the hottest ticket in town. I have decided to go to the show but I had to get through the lottery which was the only way to get tickets.
I went there every day and there were around 800 people there. YES, EIGHT HUNDRED!!! In every lottery.
I tried and tried and tried. No luck -.-
Then on the last day, I walked there and said it is now or never. Guess who is the second name they pull out? MINE!!! I screamed like I have won the lottery, like the real one haha.
Well, I spent s few hours at Times Square showing off my TEN-DOLLAR tickets and the Hamilton bracelet.
I sat front row center.
The show was unbelievably amazing. I was waiting for a show to hit me like this. The music is genius and of course he reinvented Musical Theatre with this show.
The staging, the music, the actors and the lights were conducted so well that I was jumping on my seat.
If you can save some money and buy your ticket, do it! If not, try the lottery. It is worth it.
UPDATE: They just released the music of the show! Please listen to it. My favorites are: "Satisfied", "You'll Be Back", "Say no To This" and pretty much the rest of the show!!!
And these Musical Theatre stars are everywhere.
Tonight I met Jeremy Jordan and Annaleigh Ashford.
Jeremy literally is invested in making connections! He was asking me a lot of questions about life and College. I was like, look at you trying to know your fans better. He sang and I was on the floor because his voice is out of control. I am fan!
Annaleigh is just sooooooo funny. I don't even know how she doesn't laugh at her own self. The whole time she had me in tears and she also sang a song that made me laugh even more. I love her since Legally Blonde!!
Both of them were really sweet. I can't believe I got to see them perform at 54th below and talk to them right after that!!! NY is the best place! Love this town.
So, do I need to write anything in this post??
LIZA! Liza! Liza! I met her.
I was doing my usual Broadway show hunt and I decided to see Pippin (which everyone needs to go see before it closes! AMAZING! Patina kills the game). Until then everything was very normal. Then I sat down on my Orchestra seat. I noticed that there was an empty seat right next to me. And I was like: This is one of the hottest tickets in town how come you are late for this show?!?!
The show was supposed to start at 8. What happens is Liza has that seat and she was waiting Backstage to go to the house to not cause a big commotion when she entered. Well she entered and sat next to me. I was in awe. She looked at me while to lights were dimming and said: Calm down, enjoy the show, we will talk at intermission.
At intermission, a lot of people came to talk to her and she says: Just pictures, I have a meeting with this young boy here!!
And we talked that whole time. She is a queen! Every other sentence she would go: Please calm down, you need to enjoy this conversation.
Well that talk was very informative. She gave me sound advice for College and wished me the best of luck.
I am the happiest kid today!!
I don't know how to start this.
We met and talked! Once again, we MET and TALKED!
Ok, let me breathe. So, I was introduced to her tonight, wait a second, let me rephrase that. I introduced myself to her and she was the sweetest thing in the world and said "Hi, Rodrigo (Yes, she said my name) I see you really like Musicals. Are an Actor too?"
Then we talked about Musical Theatre and how I love her. She gave great advice and courage to fight for my dreams. She said: I had to fight to make a stand and a difference, why can't you be one of these people?
On that note, Good night!!! Ha!
I MET AUDRA!
From Brasil to the world. Actor, Singer, Dancer, Entrepreneur. Storytelling drives me.