Spike Lee is calling on the Oscars to do the right thing when it comes to diversity. Recently, the director opened up to George Stephanopoulos about not attending this year’s ceremonies, the rumored boycott, host Chris Rock and even the Broadway musical 'Hamilton' by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Perhaps the Most Exciting Musical of the Decade is a little too exciting. As is with most major productions, performances are subject to scalpers and fake tickets, all of which are a scam that could add up to $600 and will leave you Hamilton-less for Lin-Manuel Miranda and Broadway's sensational new musical.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s face is now so synonymous with Alexander Hamilton that you could put him on the ten dollar bill and no one would object. Where Miranda is the man who wrote the musical about 'Hamilton,' Ron Chernow is the man who literally wrote the book on Alexander Hamilton. And by book we mean biography that the musical was based on. Now, Chernow is opening up about the hot new hip hop Broadway musical.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 'Hamilton' is the hottest ticket on Broadway today. Sold out for months in advance, many fans are only able to enjoy the show by watching Youtube clips or listening to the soundtrack, leaving them wanting. Well PBS has heard your cries for more and are working on a solution. This fall PBS’ Great Performances series will feature a documentary based on the hit show, titled 'Hamilton’s America.' The same group is also responsible for a previous documentary about Lin-Manuel’s In the Heights.
The paths traced in Broadway's smash hit, "Hamilton," are endless. Lin-Manuel Miranda's brainchild takes in the life and history of Alexander Hamilton but with its own added ingredients. With the music as one of those ingredients, so is Alex Lacamoire, the man who orchestrated the score and co-arranged the songs.
Although the holiday season can be less-than lucrative for Broadway, 2015 ended on a high note for the Great White Way. Wicked alone grossed nearly $3 million dollars during Christmas week and, overall, Broadway grossed over $43 million dollars the following week. This marks a .68% jump from last year and, now, a new production 'The Humans, Hughie and The Crucible' is making their debut on Broadway in 2016.
While the Tony Awards may not be exactly comparable to the Super Bowl of Broadway, the accolades and reverence that comes with winning the statue is akin to a Super Bowl ring. Both on the stage and on an individual level, an actor, actress or production can win a handful of awards showcasing their talent and propel them into legend. The "Super Bowl" matchup this year includes Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda's brainchild that has dominated the box office since last year.
Broadway's 'Hamilton' star Renée Elise Goldsberry is on top of the world. Goldsberry, who plays one of “The Schuyler Sisters,” Angelica Schuyler, in the smash hit hip hop musical that is making Broadway history. Goldsberry is even rubbing elbows with some of the most important people in the world today. The most powerful person in the world even. Recently, Goldsberry opened up about meeting Barack Obama.
In an effort to keep fans of 'Hamilton' happy and reduce the number standing in line during very cold temperatures, the show's creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, created an online lottery. Hoping to bring the coveted "$10 golden ticket" to theatergoers in their homes, the website hosting the lottery crashed immediately and sent patrons back out to the streets on Wednesday.
"Hamilton" has conquered yet another feat for theater--with a over a million tweets posted about the musical featuring the life of Alexander Hamilton. Twitter has been a platform for the play to reach its young fan base and make it one of the most successful productions of the last few years.
Everyone’s buzzing about "Hamilton," the Broadway musical about forefather Alexander Hamilton. With the buzz comes conceptual fan art in the form of a Disney movie, a “book report” on Hamilton written strictly with knowledge learned at the performance and more.
One of Broadway's biggest plays in recent years, 'Hamilton,' is holding open auditions. In the online posts, they are seeking performers who are "extremely skilled at rapping and singing" for a Broadway recasting and national tour casting.
With ticket prices for seats reaching upwards of $200 to $300, the chances of seeing 'Hamilton' at any moment are slim. That is, unless you weren't able to put your name into a hat for a chance to win $10 front row tickets to the show outside the Richard Rodgers theatre. The lottery is hosted by the show's mastermind, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and features some 1,000 patrons hoping to get in for a performance. Miranda may not don the Alexander Hamilton character at the time but even if you don't win a seat, you'll get a one-of-a-kind live show right on the street.
Although popularized Grammy winners typically come in the form of major music artists like Stevie Wonder, Beyoncé or Adele, every so often a Broadway musical releases a cast album with so much recognition that it pushes the entire production to center stage.
Broadway has a lot to be thankful for this time of year, and an excellent start to the holiday season is arguably the biggest thing. Last week, a handful of shows set new box office records for their theaters, and others are rising up the ranks.