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'Hamilton' Fans Are Thirsting for Actor Raymond Baynard Thanks to These New Cast Photos!

People are thirsting for Hamilton actor Raymond Baynard after seeing some new photos of the cast filming a segment for the upcoming Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

We shared a couple photos on our Instagram account earlier today (November 16) and fans couldn’t help but notice Ray‘s massive biceps in the second photo of the slideshow.

“The second pic👀💪🏾,” one fan commented.

Another fan said, “Who’s that sexy hot guy in the second pic????????🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🤤.”

Someone else wrote, “Damn! I need a hug with those arms!!”

Raymond wasn’t in the original cast of Hamilton, but he later joined the ensemble and was featured in the film version that debuted on Disney+ earlier this year.

Next up for Raymond is the upcoming show MJ: The Musical, which is about the life of Michael Jackson and will feature the later entertainer’s music.

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'Hamilton' Cast Masks Up & Pre-Tapes Their Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Performance

The Schuyler Sisters go full out in costume as the cast of Hamilton pre-tapes part of their performance for the Macy’s 2020 Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Sunday afternoon (November 15).

The cast – including Marc delaCruz and Fergie L. Philippe – were seen outside the Richard Rogers Theater and put on a full performance for the upcoming annual event, which will be socially distant this year due to the pandemic.

For this years’ event, floats and performers will travel just one city block down 34th Street instead of the usual two and a half mile route, and the giant balloons will now be handled by just a select few people and will be driven by utility vehicles.

The cast of Hamilton isn’t the only Broadway production to join the parade.

Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations, Jagged Little Pill, and Mean Girls will also be performing and pre-taping their performances.

You can see who else is performing at the Macy’s 2020 Thanksgiving Day Parade here…

The parade will still air on November 26. Check your local listings for times and networks.

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Here's Why Leslie Odom, Jr. Almost Said No To The 'Hamilton' Movie

Leslie Odom, Jr almost wasn’t in the Hamilton movie on Disney+.

The 39-year-old actor, who originated the role of Aaron Burr in the stage production, opened up about why he hesitated in saying yes to star in the movie over pay equity.

“They came to me with an offer and you know, ‘Leslie, we’re shooting tomorrow.’ I’m like, here’s the thing: This is it. This is my area of expertise. This is all I have. This is my life’s work on the stage, too. And so I just can’t sell it away for magic beans. I can’t give it away,” he recalled when speaking with Dax Shephard on his Armchair Expert podcast (via).

Leslie continued, “So I can ask CAA (Creative Artists Agency), ‘What does my white counterpart, what does Aaron Tveit make to do Grease Live! on TV? What does he make to do Grease? This is Hamilton live, right?”

“When I found out what he made, I didn’t ask for a penny more. I didn’t ask for one penny more, but I said, ‘You must pay me exactly what that white boy got to do Grease Live!’ That’s the bottom line.”

Leslie was adamant about pay equity for the movie and didn’t settle for anything less.

“The day before we shot that movie I called out. I was not kidding,” he added. “I was not coming to work the next day to do the movie. You know, I was not kidding. It was a principle for me and sometimes it doesn’t work out. Sometimes they look at you and go, ‘We’re just not paying it,’ and you have to go, ‘That’s OK.’”

Leslie won a Tony award for his performance as Burr in 2016.

If you missed it, you can see just how many people watched the production on Disney+ during its’ opening weekend.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Told 'Hamilton' Editors to Keep Jonathan Groff's Spit in the Film!

When the Hamilton movie was released a few weeks ago, everyone couldn’t stop talking about Jonathan Groff and his spit.

The 35-year-old Tony-nominated actor plays King George in the filmed version of the Broadway musical and he’s known for spitting while he sings, which is something that viewers can clearly see in the movie.

Jonathan is aware that he spits while singing and has even commented on it in the past.

Now, the film’s co-executive producer Jon Kamen is opening up about how editors were ready to use visual effects to remove the spit, but Lin-Manuel Miranda and his team wanted to keep it in!

“We said don’t worry we can clean that up — they were like ‘No, leave it!,’” Kamen told IndieWire.

See how people are reacting to the spit.

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'Hamilton' on Disney+ Had a Major Impact on This

  • Hamilton made a very big impact on this… – TMZ
  • Find out who Kristen Stewart was seen hanging out with – Just Jared Jr
  • This celeb couple has called it quits – Lainey Gossip
  • A royal photographer is dishing… – Celebitchy
  • Can you guess the celeb bikini body? – TooFab
  • RIP to Kelly PrestonPopsugar
  • Some very interesting Louis Tomlinson news… – Just Jared Jr

Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds to Theories About Eliza's Gasp at the End of 'Hamilton'

There are so many theories out there about the final moment in the musical Hamilton, which is now streaming on Disney+, and Lin-Manuel Miranda is sharing his thoughts on all the interpretations.

In the final song of the show, Eliza Schuyler Hamilton (Phillipa Soo) joins the rest of the cast to sing “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story.” She sings about wanting to keep her husband Alexander Hamilton’s legacy alive after his death. In the final moments of the show, Hamilton leads Eliza to the edge of the stage, she looks out into the audience, and then lets out a gasp as the lights fade away.

A fan on TikTok named Mallory Ellis explained her theory and said, “There are some debates about what this scene is about at the end. People don’t know understand what the ending means.” She then points at Lin on stage next to Phillipa in the final scene.

“So when he goes behind her, he’s no longer Alexander, he’s Lin. He takes Eliza’s hand, he lets her know it’s okay to go. That’s Lin, he’s playing himself. He’s guiding her to the top of the stage. She breaks the fourth wall. She sees that he told her story. BOOM. That’s why I cry guys,” she added.

Lin responded to Mallory‘s video on Twitter.

“It’s a lovely notion, (thank you @malloryannellis) but it breaks down the moment I’m not playing the role (how I wish you could see @JMunozActor or @JonRua, who also played Ham that first year!) The Gasp is The Gasp is The Gasp. I love all the interpretations. ❤️,” he said.

Lin told Wired, “I think it’s different for each Eliza. It’s heart-stopping, isn’t it? It traverses time in some way. Whether that thing she’s seeing is Hamilton, whether that thing she’s seeing is heaven, whether that thing she’s seeing is the world now. I think those are all valid and all fair. I do think she is seeing across a span of time in that moment.”

Make sure to also check out what Phillipa has said about the gasp!

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He TOLD HEEEERRRR STORY! AND I AM A BIG FAT WEEPING MESS! 🥺😭🥺😭🤧🤧 ##hamilton ##Eliza ##linmanuelmiranda ##snoozzzapalooza

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Beyonce Saw 'Hamilton' Live But Lin-Manuel Miranda Didn't Perform For Her - Find Out Why!

Lin Manuel Miranda has a “sad Beyonce story” because the night she came to see Hamilton after it opened on Broadway in New York City…he was sick!

“I’ll tell you my sad Beyonce story, which is that the night Beyoncé and Jay Z came to Hamilton I had a 104 degree fever and I could not get to the theater to perform in the show.It was my first time being sick. It was my first time calling out,” Lin-Manuel told Zane Lowe on Apple Music. “And at noon they said, ‘Beyonce‘s coming tonight.’ And I was like, ‘Pull the IV out, I can do it.’ My wife was like you, ‘You have to stay home.’”

After Beyonce saw Hamilton, an interaction she had with one of the cast members actually went viral!

Hamilton is now available to stream on Disney+.