If you wanted to be in the room where it happens, well this might just be your shot. 'Hamilton' is gearing up to go on tour and producers are looking new actors, singers and rappers to fill roles both on Broadway and on tour. Check out the report below to find out just how to audition for a role in the hottest show out today.
Nam June Paik's favorite, oft topless returning to Chicago (well, Evanston) at Northwestern University’s Block Museum.
Weekly Reprise: In case you missed it earlier in the week, 'Hamilton' creator and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda may have saved Alexander Hamilton’s legacy. Miranda met with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew where they discussed Alexander Hamilton’s fate on the $10 bill.
It was recently announced that the New York City Center was staging a production of '1776' as part of their Encore! season. The colorblind production stars Santino Fontana ('Billy Elliot the Musical'), John Larroquette ('How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying') as Benjamin Franklin and Nikki Renee Daniels ('Book of Mormon') as Martha Washington. Now, Daniels is opening up about how Hamilton helped pave the way for the new production of '1776.'
‘Hamilton’ creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda has found superstardom. However, Miranda isn’t letting his celebrity to go to waste. Miranda has been getting political people including President Barack Obama and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. Miranda also met with feminist icon and actress Emma Watson where they rapped about equality….literally.
There is no doubt about it. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 'Hamilton' musical has made Alexander Hamilton relevant again. Hamilton, the person, was at risk of being taking off of the $10 bill in an upcoming redesign. However, according to a recent tweet, the musical may have just saved the “ten-dollar founding father.”
'In the Heights' and 'Hamilton' star Javier Muñoz recently revealed that he is battling cancer. The actor who serves as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s alternative and partner in creating the roles for both musicals has since had to scale down his involvement to only Sunday matinees in order to focus on his health. Now, Muñoz is making his diagnosis public and director Thomas Kail is discussing Muñoz future with the production.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton musical is one of the hardest Broadway shows to get tickets to today. However, one of the perks of being the most powerful man in the world is that you can get Broadway to show up at your doorstep. On Monday, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed the cast of 'Hamilton' to the White House. This isn’t the first time that Lin-Manuel Miranda has performed at the White House. Miranda performed the opening number from the musical in 2009 at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word. Check out the report below for a look at the cast performance as well as Obama’s comments on his role in 'Hamilton’s' origins.
Lin-Manuel Miranda isn’t the only member of the 'Hamilton' getting his shot at super stardom. The show is bound to create an ensemble of superstars similar to the way the cast of ;RENT' went on to become theater icons. Hamilton understudy Jon Rua is quickly become a name himself and is bound to become a breakout talent. Rua recently appeared in Jackson Harris’ music video for his song “Dance with the Devil.” Check out the report below for a look at some of Rua’s other work.
'Wicked' is getting into the musical lottery game. Like 'Hamilton' and 'American Psycho the Musical' will be offering fans a deep discount opportunity in the form of a digital lotto. Check the report below to see all the details you need to know.
Similar to 'Hamilton’s' Ham4Ham discount ticket promotion, 'American Psycho the Musical' is also slashing prices in a manner very fitting to the show’s theme. American Psycho will be offering tickets for the low, low price of $19.89. What a better way to honor the decade of excess and greed, than by dropping the price down.
Tonight, Dry Powder opens for previews Off-Broadway. The new show stars Claire Danes (Homeland), John Krasinski ('The Office,' '13 Hours'), Sanjit De Silva ('War Horse') and Hank Azaria ('The Simpsons,' 'Spamalot') and is directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton).
Understudy Jon Rua recently got his shot at one of the most prized roles today, the titular 'Hamilton' in smash hit Broadway musical.. The General Charles Lee actor recently got the chance to take over for Lin-Manuel Miranda and Javier Munoz, who normally share the role with Munoz serving as alternate. Now Rua is opening up about the experience of a lifetime.
After a rapid climb to the top and a surge of popularity following a major Grammy win on February 15, Hamilton has been dethroned by The Lion King for the top spot for gross ticket sales on Broadway. Wicked, Aladdin, and The Book of Mormon hold the respective number 3, 4, and 5 positions
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