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.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway smash Hamilton has skyrocketed in ticket sales since the creator's visit to The Tonight Show -- and that has made Miranda quite tired. So on Sundays, Javier Munõz takes over the title role, and has been making a splash ever since.
'Hamilton', the hit musical from mastermind Lin Manuel Miranda, seems to have taken over the world, and the show is showing no sign of slowing down. Now, after segments about the show on '60 Minutes' and 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon', ticket prices are rising again.
"Hamilton" star and talented creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, is a man of many hats. His "Tonight Show" debut on Friday night showed the Broadway-cum-MacArthur genius freestyling so profoundly that it brought a roar of applause.
Some 20,000 New York City high school students will have the chance to see the Broadway hit 'Hamilton' at a reduced ticket rate. The opportunity comes as part of a $1.46 million grant announced Tuesday by the Rockefeller Foundation.
One of the most anticipated Broadway cast albums of the year, Hamilton, will be released in September. It features the original cast, including Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonathan Groff. The album was produced by The Roots' Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter.
Having started strong right out of the gate, the Broadway sensation Hamilton astounds critics and even the President of the United States. However, the show has become a serious nuisance in the view of Tony voters and behavior of the show's producers is alienating the very voters they need to win.
'Hamilton,' the off-Broadway musical about rapping founding fathers which recently opened to rave reviews, will be moving to the Great White Way this summer. Even bigger news: Broadway sweetheart Jonathan Groff will take over the role of King George III from Brian D'Arcy James in the Broadway production. With lyrics, music and book all done by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Public Theater production opened Feb. 17 to some of the best reviews in years. There was little doubt that the play would make it to Broadway, but many were surprised at how quickly it got there. 'Hamilton' is already an early frontrunner in the 2016 Tony Awards race. Groff, known for his work in 'Spring Awakening' and the television show 'Glee,' will take the stage as King George III after James leaves to star in the Broadway production of 'Something Rotten.'
Broadway composers are demanding illegal-download websites stop offering unauthorized downloads of copyrighted sheet music.