This is a fun and interesting montage of songs from Hamilton when the show initially played in London. All of the numbers are those sung by 'King George III," and it's fascinating to hear the audience reaction and what they most-particularly find funny.
The core song is, of course, "You'll Be Back," and the subsequent two numbers are reprises of that same music, though with different lyrics each time. The first reprise is "What Comes Next?," and the other is "I Know Him."
The performer is Michael Jibson, who gives a slightly different (but wonderful) interpretation from Jonathon Groff who initiated the role on Broadway, and made it a bit more all-comic and buffoonish. Jibson is very comic, as well, but with more pointed anger which probably fits playing in London better.
(The original, but generally overlooked, performer of the song was Brian D'Arcy James who created the role in the show's first incarnation off-Broadway. I had never heard or seen his rendition, but in 2018 I wrote here about a fund-raising event I attended for the Theater Department at Northwestern University, called "A Starry Night" -- a great evening hosted by alum Stephen Colbert with famous alumni back on campus performing. One of those actors was D'Arcy James who sang "You'll Be Back" -- and he was great, and a completely different interpretation from all others, funny but totally malevolent. You'd probably recognize him from one of the many things he's done -- including starring as Shrek on Broadway, playing Debra Messing's husband in the series Smash, or as the HBO lawyer in John Oliver's great musical extravaganza "Eat Sh*t, Bob!" on Last Week Tonight, which I posted here.)
But I digress.
This is about Michael Jibson as 'King George III' in Hamilton in the London West End production. Just know that the montage repeats itself, so you can stop when it finishes around the 7:30 mark.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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