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Lin-Manuel Miranda is getting his shot at superstardom. Miranda started his Broadway journey off hot with his debut musical, 'In the Heights,' which won two Tony Awards in 2008 as well as a 2009 Grammy Award. The writer/actor/composer then went on to provide the translations for the 2011 revival of 'West Side Story.' Miranda went on to provide the music and lyrics for the Broadway adaptation of Bring It On the Musical. Miranda has even won an Emmy Award for composing music at the 67th Tony Awards. That puts him one O away from the prized E.G.O.T. (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony). All of Miranda’s passion and drive has lead to his latest masterwork, 'Hamilton' which has taken Broadway and the world by storm. Now, it looks like Miranda might be taking a breath from 'Hamilton.' The very in demand actor is reportedly being looked at to co-star in the upcoming 'Mary Poppins' sequel, directed by Rob Marshall ('Into the Woods,' 'Chicago'). Have no fear. When, Miranda isn’t in the lead Javier Muñoz is stepping into Hamilton’s shoes.
It’s a jolly holiday with Lin-Manuel Miranda. That is right. The mastermind behind Hamilton and In the Heights may be joining Emily Blunt in the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel. Miranda is reportedly being looked at the role of Jack, a lamplighter who is said to be quite similar to our favorite Chimney Sweep, Bert played by Dick Van-Dyke in the original 1964 film. The film will be directed by Rob Marshall who also directed film versions of 'Chicago', 'Nine' and 'Into the Woods.'
Already a Broadway legend, Lin-Manuel Miranda and his seminal production Hamilton have now been awarded the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking new musical, 'Hamilton,' has become on of the biggest things to ever hit Broadway.The show tells the story of Alexander Hamilton with a diverse cast and through hip-hop music. The show has been nominated for a Grammy Award. The cast will also perform live via satellite from their home theater at the Grammy ceremonies. Now Miranda is opening up about the shows use of hip-hop and how it fits perfectly with Hamilton’s story.
Lin-Manuel Miranda loves musicals. He doesn’t just go see the shows and listen to the soundtracks, but he fully immerses himself into the story behind the story. Recently, Miranda announced that a history of 'Hamilton' the Broadway Show would be released. Now thanks to Twitter we are getting our first look at the new book 'Hamilton the Revolution.' The new book about how the hit show came to Broadway, will also feature lyrics for the shows songs. A complete score for the show will be published separately at a later time. .
It was recently announced that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical 'Hamilton' was going to perform at the Grammy Awards ceremonies on Feb 15. This will be the eighth musical theater performance at the Grammys. However, this time is a bit different. The cast will be performing from their theater in NYC, while the Grammy’s will be broadcasting from L.A. Now Lin-Manuel Miranda is opening up about making Grammy history. Miranda is also discussing some the most memorable moments from Grammys past including Ricky Martin's “Cup of Life’ performance and Eminem and Elton John’s “Stan,” collaboration.
For his next installation of #Ham4Ham, 'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda invited Ms. Audra McDonald to join him in singing a tune from the show entitled "Say No to This." While Mr. Miranda may have channeled his forefathers, Ms. McDonald went her own way and brought the spirit of Billie Holiday to the stage.
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.
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.
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.
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.