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Hamster. Gentleman adventurer. ([personal profile] benedict) wrote in [community profile] yuletide2017-09-13 06:02 pm

Praise! Your! Fandoms! Get others interested!

Hey, everyone! It's Praise Your Fandom time!

Get people into your canon! Tell them what's awesome about it!

Tell them where to find it!

Tell them ALL ABOUT IT!

Please use this format:

<b>Fandom/Canon Name:</b>
<b>What's awesome about it:</b>
<b>Where to find:</b>

Thank you and have a great yuletide!

(ALSO: Please feel free to ask for specific recs too! Like post a thread going 'hey I'm looking for canons with bisexual leads' or something!)
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[personal profile] kissoffools 2017-09-14 12:23 am (UTC)(link)
Fandom/Canon Name: Falsettos

What's awesome about it: Do you like morally grey characters and beautiful, catchy music? Do you like canons that make you laugh and then make you cry? Do you like canon gay and lesbian characters? Then you might want to check out the Broadway musical Falsettos!

Falsettos begins in 1979, and tells the story of Marvin, a closeted gay man who has come out and left his wife and child to be with a man. Marvin is selfish, quick to anger, and desperate to be loved - and he so badly wants to bring everyone in his life together to form a new kind of tight-knit family. That goes pretty much as well as you’d expect! But people grow up, and people change, and with the beginning of the 1980s and the AIDS crisis picking up steam in New York City, Falsettos shows that love really does bring people together in the worst of times.

Falsettos premiered on Broadway in 1992. It had its first revival on Broadway last year, in 2016, starring Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J Block, Brandon Uranowitz, Tracie Thoms, and Betsy Wolfe. All incredible performers who bring a lot of depth, beauty, and heart to this little gem of a show!

I love Falsettos because I think the characters are beautifully written - no one is a perfect person, but watching them come together and figure out how to love each other despite all the pain they’ve experienced is so beautiful. It’s a very real story, very truthful, and I love the way it makes you both laugh and cry as it takes you along. The music is catchy and conversational and modern, and the acting is just so damn good. I would love to see fic for this show this Yuletide! (Plus, I wanna write it, so I’d love to see someone other than me requesting it!)

Where to find: The Falsettos revival was fortunate enough to get a cast album, which you can find on Spotify - it’s completely sung through so you get the whole story with it!

And it was even more fortunate to be professionally filmed!!! The trailer for Falsettos is right here, to give you a taste of what the show is like. See? Funny and sweet and heartbreaking, all at once. And you can rent the full show at BroadwayHD’s website legally, for $7.99 USD. The professionally shot recording is incredibly well done and well worth the money, if you ask me. But it will also be airing on PBS’ Great Performances series on Friday, October 27, if you’d like to catch it for free! (And if you’d like to see it before then but can’t afford to pay to rent it from BroadwayHD, well… I won’t tell you to message me so I can hook you up, but I do get email notifications for PMs!)

Falsettos. Beautiful music, funny and heartbreaking story, canon gay & lesbian characters, fantastic actors, a damn good show. I hope other people will check it out so we can have some fun with it this Yuletide!
Edited 2017-09-14 00:25 (UTC)