Tuesday Open Thread | 2016 Tony Award Winners: Renee Elise Goldsberry

This week I thought we’d look at some 2016 Tony Award Winners.

Today is the winner of Featured Actress in a Musical: Renee Elise Goldsberry for Hamilton where she played Angelica Schuyler Church.


NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12:  Actress Renee Elise Goldsberry speaks onstage to accept the award for Best Performance By An Actress In a Featured Role In a Musical for her work in Hamilton during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 12: Actress Renee Elise Goldsberry speaks onstage to accept the award for Best Performance By An Actress In a Featured Role In a Musical for her work in Hamilton during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

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attends the after party for "Hamilton" Broadway opening night at Pier 60 on August 6, 2015 in New York City.

attends the after party for “Hamilton” Broadway opening night at Pier 60 on August 6, 2015 in New York City.

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93 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread | 2016 Tony Award Winners: Renee Elise Goldsberry

  1. rikyrah says:

    Randall Cunningham’s daughter becomes the youngest US track and field Olympian in 36 years

    By: Turron Davenport | July 4, 2016 1:22 pm ET
    Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham was once a standout track and field athlete in at Santa Barbara High School in Santa Barbara, California. He competed in the high jump

    Cunningham’s son Randall II is a high jumper for USC. He is a NCAA Outdoor Track Champion and 2-time All-American. Cunningham’s daughter Vashti took the family’s high jump achievements to another level.

    At 18 years old, Vashti Cunningham became the youngest athlete since 1980 to make the United States Olympic track and field team for the Olympics. She cleared 1.97 meters in the finals as the second-place qualifier.

    “I’m very appreciative, just to be able to go to the Olympics this year,” Cunningham said, per USA Today. “So I’m more thankful than disappointed. It was a relief to qualify and just know that I was top three. At the same time, I still wanted to win. I always want to win.”

  2. rikyrah says:

    see, Brexit was all fun and games, until the money got funny.


  3. rikyrah says:



    Love Jones the Musical Is Happening
    The popular black love story from the ’90s is getting a musical face-lift.
    Posted: July 5, 2016

    You know you’re getting old when a movie from your childhood is now getting a remake. Well, not exactly from my childhood, but college days.

    It seems as though MC Lyte has something up her sleeves, and she made the announcement on Instagram. The rapper announced an upcoming musical version of the Theodore Witcher film that had everyone and their mama wanting to be spoken-word artists.

    The musical is set to start this fall, and it stars MC Lyte along with Marsha Ambrosius, Raheem DeVaughn, Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michele and Dave Hollister.

  4. rikyrah says:


    Hubby Ignites Outrage by Begging Mistress and Wife to Get Along: “I Deserve Everything My Heart Desires”

    Cheating spouses usually go out of their way to hide their behavior, but one cheatingcheating husband husband chose a different approach.

    Lonnie Turner used Facebook to beg his wife and side-chick to get along.

    “These two better learn to get along. I work extremely hard, and I think I deserve to have everything my little heart desires,” Turner wrote in the caption of the two women side by side.
    “Why have a cake & can’t eat it??? I want multiple cakes!!”

    Turner’s blunt post divided commenters, some of whom were outraged that he was being so open about his desires.

  5. We saw this coming. Good old judge will acquit on all counts. Keep your eyes peeled.


  6. Seriously thinking about giving up politics and deleting my Twitter account. What good is activism doing when Democrats use the excuse that Bush and Romney did it too? The whole entire system is rigged from the top to the bottom. And we wonder why killer cops aren’t convicted for their crimes? Don’t look for criminal justice reform anytime soon. It’s not going to happen.

    PBO out of the campaign trail with this


    But we have seen this…

    Hillary to #BlackLivesMatter: If that is your position, I’ll talk only to white people about how we’re going to deal with the very real problems.


    Ashley Williams confronts Hillary Clinton about Super Predators


    Hillary Clinton To Voter: ‘Why Don’t You Go Run for Something, Then?’

    • rikyrah says:

      Please don’t delete your twitter account. there are many more issues that are non-political related that we need your voice out there.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Mikva was an Illinois legend. The definition of a true public servant.


  8. I blocked a few Hillary supporters. I can’t with the bullshit today. They think it’s ok to have a disregard for the rule of law…well…because republicans did the same thing Hillary did. Wow!

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Hey, she just wants to be a “First.” Why isn’t she satisfied with being the “First” Secretary of State who was “EXTREMELY CARELESS w/ National Security” ??

  9. Hillary to #BlackLivesMatter: If that is your position, I’ll talk only to white people about how we’re going to deal with the very real problems.


  10. Clinton campaign event in NC. *mute*

  11. Ametia says:

    No one is EVER going to convince me to accept Hillary or else there’s Donald because?……


  12. rikyrah says:

    Well, my supervisor’s supervisor had her last day today. I have been denying that it was going to happen, but it happened. Ever had a boss that was hard as hell on you, but knew their shyt cold, and always challenged you to do more and different things so that you would increase your job skillset? That was my supervisor. Thing is, she worked as hard as she drove us, and the saddest faces today were twofold: those of us who worked directly under her in her unit, and the other supervisors – because she was the one who got the projects for their areas, and made sure that any problems they had were smoothed over. She did that FOR THEM…so, yeah, they should be sadder than a muthaphucka.

    I am glad for her – she’s had a rough year and a half – personally (a series of three deaths pretty much in a row- the loss of my coworker, I believe, was the last straw for her: they were very close), and I think starting a new job near family is just what she and her husband need. But, I will miss her, because the people (yeah, they needed two people to replace her) that they hired to replace her – I’ll sit with lips pursed to see if they are up to the task.

  13. I loathe Trump w/ the heat of a thousands suns. But you can’t be of wary giving Trump top secret national security briefings & not be wary of Hillary. She’s been proven “extremely careless”.

  14. rikyrah says:

    WHY was it so hard to follow the President’s directive on emails?
    Why was that such a hardship?

  15. Ametia says:

    From the clandestine meeting between Lynch & Bubba, to Lynch’s fake interview with Jonathan Capehart in Aspen last week,…to Comey’s announcement today.


    Stevie Wonder saw this coming

  16. Ametia says:

    Put the Hillster & Trumpster right up there with the killer cops who get away with murder. There is NO justice for the families whose children have been murdered. They’re paid off with millions of dollars in civil suits instead.

    Money & power is the name of the game

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      My heart is sick and so upset to witness justice being denied especially when the guilt of the killer seen in witness videos is so obvious.

  17. Ametia says:

    The Hillster used “MULTIPLE” EMAIL SERVERS.

  18. Hillary Clinton was EXTREMELY CARELESS w/ National Security. Bill Clinton meets w/ @LorettaLynch for 30 minutes in private. #RiggedSystem

  19. #HillaryClinton has #BadJudgment across the board. She LIED. Untrustworthy. Extremely careless with National Security. UNFIT for Potus.

  20. There is no doubt Hillary Clinton is UNFIT to be Potus. #BadJudgment

  21. HillaryClinton is NOT Potus material. Extremely careless with National Security. #BadJudgment

    • Ametia says:

      It’s all coordinated, SG2. He’s going to announce no criminal wrong-doings or threats to national security.

      You do know that PBO’s hitting the trail with this witch in NC today. He wouldn’t be hanging out nor supporting her if she were going to be charged with criminal wrong doings or those emails posed a NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT.

    • Ametia says:

      Ya’ll do realize that all these highly PUBLICIZED cop killing and murder trials by other white men are nothing but a SHAM. They are done purely to assuage the victim’s families feelings and thoughts about fairness and justice.

      THERE HAS NOT BEEN ANY JUSTICE. The mere fact that black men and women are being murdered by these criminals and the criminals are not convicted is not a sign of the criminal justice system working. It is a sign that America has a completely different RACIST system in place that allows these animals to continue killing with impunity

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      How can 6 officers get away with causing Freddie Gray’s death? Just try them separately and perform legal gimmicks. The most upsetting statement from the judge’s non-guilty verdict in the Goodson trial ignored the fact that Freddie ASKED FOR A MEDIC. The judge’s statement:

      “This injury manifested itself internally. That is one of the key issues here. If the doctors are not clear as to what would be happening at this point in time, how would the average person or officer without medical training know?”

  22. Ametia says:

    Tell’em Shonda!

  23. Ametia says:


  24. rikyrah says:

    Already Great: Why Donald Trump is Attempting to Sell a Version of America That Never Actually Existed

    Trevor LaFauci
    July 3, 2016

    So Donald Trump came up with the phantom idea that America is no longer great. This notion is not backed by any empirical data; it exists solely in the minds of low-information Republican voters looking for someone to blame for their hardships. Because for this voting bloc in particular, times have been tough for a long time now. Thanks to Reaganomics, wages have been stagnant for nearly thirty years. Due to increased globalization, corporations have opted to shift jobs overseas and avoid paying taxes rather than keep jobs here at home. Student debt has crushed a generation of students so there now exists a large segment of the population with a college degree being forced to work minimum wage jobs. Green jobs and the new green economy has pushed coal country to the brink of extermination. And those with nothing more than a high school degree have become lost in our modern economy, falsely blaming immigrant workers for their lack of job prospects rather than a generation of trickle-down economic policies that were never designed to reach their pockets in the first place.

    There’s a reason that Donald Trump doesn’t specify when America was great. Because for those outside the Republican base, there exists a very real America where life was simply not great for various segments of our population. Prior to 2015, life was not particularly great for a generation of LGBT Americans, who were denied rights and protections simply because of whom they loved. Prior to the 1970s, life was not particularly great for a generation of African-Americans, who were forced to attend inherently unequal public facilities, public schools, and institutions of higher learning. Prior to the 1960s, life was not particularly great for a generation of women, who were expected to sacrifice their own careers to be the subservient housewife to conform to the accepted gender norms of the time. These groups in particular have experienced firsthand our country’s long march toward justice. Many fought and died to provide opportunities to future generations that they themselves were unable to receive. With so much progress made and still more to come, these groups will simply refuse to return to a time when they were treated as permanent second-class citizens.

    And that is what the notion of making America great again is truly about: White supremacy. Donald Trump’s campaign has been built on racism, sexism, and xenophobia. For him, America would be great when certain segments of our populations would know their role and place in society. We’ve seen him refuse to repudiate David Duke because he knows he needs Duke’s supporters in the general election. We’ve seen how he thinks women should be seen and not heard. We’ve seen him promote an anti-immigration stance that would bar an entire world religion from entering our country. Donald Trump would thoroughly embrace an America dominated by a single religion, where there existed a strong sense of nationalism, and an ingrained distrust of foreigners. This is a version of America that never actually existed but is one that Donald Trump would love to come to fruition. Should that happen, America wouldn’t excel, but instead would become a fascist state led by a mentally-unstable ruler.

  25. rikyrah says:

    Block Trump’s Brexit by Re-Engaging America’s Partners and Launching a New ‘New Deal’
    Randy Abraham, Guest Blogger
    July 1, 2016

    In reports around the world pundits are proclaiming Brexit as a shot across the bow to globalism. Trade agreements are out, economic nationalism is in.

    Brexiters won Round One, but what is to come?

    The day after the vote, Donald Trump hailed the “victory” of the Brexiters and said America is feeling the same wave and also wants to “take their country back” from political elites.

    And again Donald Trump used fear to appeal to people’s base instincts, scapegoating Mexico and China instead of trying to promote greater understanding of the issues and the nature of trade agreements and internationalism.

    But as someone whose branded merchandise is made in foreign countries, who used imported steel and labor to build his buildings and staff his hotels, and who recently opened a golf course in Scotland, Trump hardly seems an opponent of globalism. Rather, he is a demagogue, a free-market fundamentalist who uses inflammatory pseudo-populist and anti-establishment rhetoric to pander to the disenfranchised members of both the political Right and Left.

  26. rikyrah says:

    Liberals Shouldn’t Affirm Trump’s Message About Globalization
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    July 5, 2016 8:49 AM

    To be honest, I didn’t listen to or read Donald Trump’s speech last week in Pennsylvania. For a while now I’ve been saying that it is not worth the time spent critiquing what he says about policies because he consistently changes his tune and backtracks when the mood and/or circumstances suit him. But after reading several critiques of what he had to say, I finally decided to take a look.

    For a great refutation of that speech, you’ll find none better than Paul Krugman. But the approach that concerns me the most comes from those on the left who reinforce what the presumptive Republican nominee said. I’m sure it has come from others, but an article by Egberto Willies is the one that set off a lot of alarm bells. He quotes Trump’s speech extensively and then says:

    Forget about the inaccuracies. There is a lot of truth in the message even if the messenger is a liar, a demagogue, a bigot, and one that is also guilty of the pilfer.

    Since when do people who claim to be reality-based think it’s a good idea to “forget about the inaccuracies?” And since when do we find “truth” from someone who is a liar, a demagogue, and a bigot? I’m not saying that’s impossible, but we can’t simply forget about the inaccuracies. Because whatever truth might exist is embedded within the same message being peddled by a lying demagogic bigot.


    Both Sanders and his supporters try to distance themselves from the more noxious things Trump proposes by suggesting that we can separate his message about globalization from the nativism he also espouses. Here is how the Senator recently put it:

    Let’s be clear. The global economy is not working for the majority of people in our country and the world. This is an economic model developed by the economic elite to benefit the economic elite. We need real change.

    But we do not need change based on the demagogy, bigotry and anti-immigrant sentiment that punctuated so much of the Leave campaign’s rhetoric — and is central to Donald J. Trump’s message.

    The trouble is that it is impossible to separate that message about globalization – whether it comes from Trump or the Leave campaign – from the demagogy and nativism on which it is grounded. Notice how Trump talks about “independence.” In the same speech he talked about how the U.S. has become dependent on foreign countries and he will put America first again. Of course, that also means “closing our borders.”

  27. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning 😊, Everyone 😆

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