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The rapper and actor missed having a “Hamilton” moment with his longtime collaborators. But after getting sober and forging his own path, he’s ready to spit the truth.
Phish at the Garden, drag shows in Brooklyn, jazz in the Village, comedy perilously close to Times Square and more: Where to laugh, dance, mosh and jam in 2019.
The film moves through the present moment — political, racial, representational — with blinders on, our critic writes.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and the stars of his hit musical are moving out from under the umbrella of this new cultural brand, and trying to extend its lessons.
The Tony-winning actor has another album with the noise-rap collective, as well as a recurring role on the new season of “black-ish.”
New releases by Leslie Odom Jr. and Daveed Diggs serve as a reminder of life after ‘Hamilton,’ but also of life before it.
Mr. Miranda joins The Times’s weekly pop music podcast to talk about the songs that were important to him and the rappers who inspired characters and scenes in his work.
The show is an extension of the long working relationship that has made them two of the most in-demand and disruptive songwriters in country music.
Anthony Tommasini and Jon Caramanica discuss Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical.
Chris Rock is getting ready for his Broadway debut in a Stephen Adly Guirgis play, a move in keeping with a recent spate of internal and external reassessments of middle-aged comedians.
Colin Quinn offers advice to Broadway-bound comedians.
New albums by Brian Wilson, John Mellencamp, Trace Adkins, Esperanza Spalding and Boris & Ian Astbury.
Jon Caramanica and Charles Isherwood discuss “Holler if Ya Hear Me,” the musical based on the work of Tupac Shakur, and what its failure means for hip-hop on Broadway.
“Holler if Ya Hear Me,” a new Broadway musical that weaves songs and poetry from the rapper Tupac Shakur, is set to open on Broadway.
Casey Abrams is becoming the tortured victim of this season of "Idol." He's had to go to the hospital on a couple of occasions for ulcerative colitis.
This week was the best of the "Idol" season so far, and possibly the best ever for this early in the competition, when there's typically some dead weight still waiting to be purged.
Favorites like Jacob Lusk, Lauren Alaina and Casey Abrams began to show signs of fatigue, and Stefano Langone and Pia Toscano continued their steady ascents to the top of the pile. It was a …
If Wednesday night's performances, on the first proper competition night, revealed anything, it's that the institutional memory of this show, and the tentativeness of its performers, will fo…
This week, the 24 semifinalists were slashed down to the group of 13 finalists - a good old-fashioned bloodbath, and a reminder that "American Idol" still has teeth.
On Tuesday night's semifinal round show, which featured the season's top 12 male contestants, audition-round favorites were exposed as scammers, charlatans and fools. This season's conceit, …
This week's cuts whittled down the group of contestants to 24 semifinalists, 12 men and 12 women, who will begin performing next week. It's too soon to know how they'll perform under live fi…
Jon Caramanica and Dave Itzkoff are live blogging the 53rd annual Grammy Awards. Check back for updates throughout the night.
Hollywood Week is likely the most grueling part of "American Idol" for an aspirant, but for a viewer, it's the dullest.
Steven Tyler is getting the attention on "American Idol," but Jennifer Lopez is proving to be an insightful and succinct judge.
The audition of Aaron and Mark Gutierrez on American Idol was a reminder of the secret history of Christian worship in "Idol."
This is what happens on "American Idol" when nothing happens on "American Idol."
Certainly someone at 19 Entertainment - the parent company of "American Idol" and the record label and management company to which winners are bound - has been tasked with solving the proble…