This winter NBC is taking us back to the 60’s with a live tv musical production of 'Hairspray.' The show will be produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron who in addition to producing last year’s musical 'The Wiz Live,' also produced the 2006 film version of 'Hairspray.' Now Zadan and Meron are opening up about the reasons why they decided to go back to 'Hairspray' noting the nation's growing problems regarding race relations.
Lin-Manuel Miranda new musical 'Hamilton' is one of the hottest tickets on Broadway. If you don’t already have tickets to see it, than chances are you will be waiting a good long time before you make in the room. However, you might not be completely out of luck. Hamilton is gearing up to visit stages on the west coast, at SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles as well as a sit down performance at Broadway in Chicago event series at the PrivateBank Theatre. Can’t make it to NYC, LA, San Francisco or Chicago? Well there is still some hope. 'Hamilton' will also be coming to your very own living room….sort of. It was recently announced that PBS’ Great Performances series, will feature a documentary based on the hit show, titled Hamilton’s America, later this fall. A previous documentary on Lin-Manuel Miranda's other hit musical 'In The Heights' titled, 'In The Heights - Chasing Broadway Dreams', also aired as part of 'PBS’ Great Performances' series.
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.