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Hamilton's Phillipa Soo re-teams with Lin-Manuel Miranda on Disney's Moana

06.06.2016
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For the last few weeks, if you've managed to catch up with me when I'm not writing something for JoBlo, you've probably found me listening to the Original Broadway Cast Recording for the smash musical HAMILTON non-stop. Seriously... it's a masterpiece of an album, and the closest I'm going to get to at least hearing the show for the forseeable future (unless someone wants to pass along a few grand for me to be to secure seats via resale). And with star Lin-Manuel Miranda recently setting a July 9 date for his departure from the show, it's one of the few lasting remnants we'll have of the original cast coming together to make something truly very special. 

However, that doesn't mean the cast won't reunite down the line and possibly catch lightning in a bottle once again, just on a different project. And that's what I've got my fingers crossed for with the news that HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo, who co-stars as Alexander Hamilton's wife Eliza, has joined the cast of Disney's MOANA. Soo is set to play a villager of Motunui, home island of the title character, and while that may not seem like a big deal to some, possibly hearing Soo once again tackle music created by Miranda is a huge happening to so many others. Miranda has been hard at work writing new music for the film, which stars Dwayne Johnson and newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, alongside Opetaia Foaʻi and Mark Mancina, and if it's even half as good as the greatness of HAMILTON I hear on a daily basis, then we're going to be in for another Disney treat later this year.

MOANA opens in theaters on November 23, while HAMILTON continues to dominate Broadway right now. 

 

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Extra Tidbit: Seriously... Listen to the HAMILTON album, and you'll be hooked, too.
Source: EW

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3:27AM on 06/07/2016
Great!

Also Lin's understudy is great. The real star of that show is Leslie Odom Jr as Aaron Burr. I'll be sad when he leaves. Lin deserves all the success and projects coming to him. Man the man is NON STOP
Great!

Also Lin's understudy is great. The real star of that show is Leslie Odom Jr as Aaron Burr. I'll be sad when he leaves. Lin deserves all the success and projects coming to him. Man the man is NON STOP
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7:17PM on 06/06/2016
I'm so mad that Lin is leaving when he is. My tickets are for like a week later. Ugh.
I'm so mad that Lin is leaving when he is. My tickets are for like a week later. Ugh.
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7:28PM on 06/06/2016
Damn, dude... I feel for you on that front. However, take solace in the fact that you're still going to see that show, which I'm sure is incredible, no matter who fronts it.
Damn, dude... I feel for you on that front. However, take solace in the fact that you're still going to see that show, which I'm sure is incredible, no matter who fronts it.
3:25AM on 06/07/2016
As long as you get Leslie Odom Jr as Burr and Daveed Diggs as Lafayette/Jefferson, you're still golden
As long as you get Leslie Odom Jr as Burr and Daveed Diggs as Lafayette/Jefferson, you're still golden
1:21PM on 06/07/2016
Take solace that you still get to see the show. After hearing the soundtrack there's simply no way this can become a traveling show. It's that unique and that good. I honestly don't think I've cried listening to a soundtrack (movie or stage) but Hamilton takes the cake. Also second whomever said that the one who played Burr kills (no pun intended).
Take solace that you still get to see the show. After hearing the soundtrack there's simply no way this can become a traveling show. It's that unique and that good. I honestly don't think I've cried listening to a soundtrack (movie or stage) but Hamilton takes the cake. Also second whomever said that the one who played Burr kills (no pun intended).
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