Due to the excitement surrounding Captain America: Civil War, Christina and I were unable to post Fandom Friday last week. Instead, we have gathered all our favorite news stories from the past TWO weeks to bring you one big Fandom Friday! We’re sorry, but we hope you all enjoyed the past two weeks.
Happy 20th anniversary to RENT!!
The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical opened at the Nederlander Theatre in New York City on April 29, 1996.
Let’s go back to: Captain America: The First Avenger. The first of the Captain America films was released in 2011 and starred several actors who would continue on within MCU: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, and Dominic Cooper. Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have written all three Captain America films and will be writing the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War films. The First Avenger introduced Captain America to MCU and also was the final Marvel movie released before the first Avengers team up.
Why it means something to you or to our podcast: There's a certain film being released in theaters you may have heard of called Captain America: Civil War. We're hardcore supporters of #teamcap at ALNM, and The First Avenger was when the love affair started. More obsessively for some co-hosts than others. I plead the fifth on who that is.
Where can you find it now? Captain America: The First Avenger is available for purchase on DVD and digital media.
The Musical: Rent
The Song: "Seasons of Love"
The YouTube Link:
Where you heard it first: I first fell in love with Rent when I was watching a documentary on PBS, as that's how all hip teens would spend their weekend back then. At least that's what I tell myself.
What specifically caught my attention was Adam Pascal's performance of One Song Glory. But I quickly sought out the rest of the cast album and began my love affair with Broadway as a whole. I had always enjoyed musicals, but Rent was the show that really turned a distant appreciation into a passion.
Why it’s been stuck in your head: The 20th anniversary of the show's debut at the Nederlander Theater on Broadway (April 29th, 1996) recently passed. With the announcement of a national tour and lots of nostalgic posts on social media, I've had various songs from the show stuck in my head the past week.
Why you recommend it to our listeners: "Cause everything is Rent!"