Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Teach Broadway Slang

Sure, you know what mugging is, and ingenue. But what is screlting? Or 2 Dow Shay? What do theater people mean when they use the word “corpse.” Lin-Manuel Miranda explains 15 theater terms, illustrating some with specific examples. He sings for “Money Note.” He looks baffled for “Going Up.” For “Showmance,” he tells a story about how Christopher Jackson met his wife.

Read the cover story on Miranda in Vanity Fair: The Supercalifragilistic Lin-Manuel Miranda

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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