Saturday, July 11, 2020

Alexander Hamilton's family owned slaves – so where should we stand on Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical? by Niellah Arboine, Niellah Arboine

Miranda's musical is undoubtedly a work of art. But in the time of Trump, Windrush and police brutality, its selective storytelling has grown increasingly controversial, writes Niellah Arboi…

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda Looks Ahead at the Future of Broadway as an Opportunity for Change

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda opened up on his thoughts on the future of Broadway.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Reveals What He's Reading in Quarantine and Thoughts on the Future of Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

Theater fans are abuzz with the recent release of the Hamilton on Disney+. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the show's creator and original star Lin-Manuel Miranda discussed why the Tony-…

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Dreaming About The Future Of Streaming (thanks to Hamilton).

Oh, if all of my shows could be like Hamilton. Sure, sure, I’d like the Pulitzer and the Tonys and the billion bucks. But what I’m talking about now is the giant treasure they had tucked…

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Thomas Kail & Jennifer Todd Launch TV Company & Sign Overall Deal at 20th Century Fox TV

Thomas Kail, the director of Hamilton, and producer Jennifer Todd partnered to form a new television company. According to Deadline, the duo also signed a multi-year overall deal with 2…

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Debating ‘Hamilton’ as It Shifts From Stage to Screen by Stephanie Goodman

Five critics wade into the controversies (like its treatment of slavery) and examine the performances (especially Lin-Manuel Miranda’s) five years after the show debuted.

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Stream exclusive "Hamilton: History Has Its Eyes On You" conversation on Disney+

One week after premiering the filmed Broadway performance of Hamilton, The Walt Disney Company have now digitally released a new special conversation about the musical, hosted by ABC News' G…

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Wake Up With BWW 7/10: New HAMILTON Conversation Released Today, and More!

Today's top stories: Hamilton: History Has its Eyes On You releases today on Disney+, and more!

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Watching “Hamilton” Today – Musical Drama Can Be Radical, Just Don’t Believe All The Hype by Dennis Altman

When Disney released a film version of the musical Hamilton on July 3, it was 11 years since Lin-Manuel Miranda performed an early number at a White House evening hosted by the Obamas. Watch…

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New ‘Hamilton’ special to accompany the film on Disney+ by Chuck Barney

Robin Roberts hosts a free-flowing discussion with creators, cast members and historians

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Watch a Sneak Preview of Hamilton: History Has Its Eyes on You, Streaming on Disney+ July 10 by Dan Meyer

The conversation, hosted by Robin Roberts, features Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Leslie Odom Jr., and more.

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Disney Plus Announces HAMILTON: HISTORY HAS ITS EYES ON YOU, Hosted by Robin Roberts

One week after premiering 'Hamilton,' the filmed version of the original Broadway production, Disney+ will release a new special conversation 'Hamilton: History Has Its Eyes on You,' exclusi…

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‘Hamilton’ director talks about his Pittsburgh ties, Disney film and spit by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Thomas Kail hopes the movie, on whatever size screen it is seen, inspires fans to return to live theater when the time is right.  

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VIDEO: On This Day, July 9- Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Ariana DeBose, and Leslie Odom, Jr. Say Goodbye to HAMILTON

On this day in 2016, original Hamilton cast members, Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo, and Ariana DeBose along with the musical's star and composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, took their final bows …

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Broadway.com's Livestream of Buyer & Cellar, Hamilton & More Earn Time In Awards by Caitlin Moynihan

Time Out New York announced the winners of its Time In Awards. The cheeky name change from the annual Time Out Awards is a nod to this time of quarantine. Broadway.com's livestream of Buye…

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What’s the secret behind the Hamilton hype? by Gabi Bergman

“How does the bastard, orphan, son of a whore, go on and on, grow into more of a phenomenon?” Lin-Manuel

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‘Hamilton,’ ‘The Simpsons’ and the Problem With Colorblind Casting by Maya Phillips

Animated shows are finally moving away from letting white actors play characters of color. But even well-intentioned efforts at increasing diversity create complications.

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QUIZ: Attend the Winter's Ball to Find Out Which Hamilton Star Will Be Your Date!

We're going back to 1780 for A Winter's Ball (you know, where the Schuyler Sisters are the envy of all?) for our latest Hamilton quiz!

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Opening date for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella moved to 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber has officially delayed the premiere of his upcoming musical reimagining of Cinderella, it has been announced. The production, which was already postponed once due to cor…

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Coronavirus concerns push Hartford stop of ’Hamilton’ to 2022

The recorded version of Lin Manuel Miranda’s popular musical “Hamilton” may now be available from your living room but you’ll have to keep waiting for the live version. The Bushnell …

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“Audiences are buying tickets from Europe” for Virtual Theater Event of the Summer: Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin, Directed by Bob Balaban by Regina Weinreich

If you thought “Hamilton” was the only big theater experience of the summer, guess again. Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin are starring

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Phenom: “Hamilton” Soundtrack Is Now Number 1 AND 2 on iTunes, With Six Tracks on the Singles Charts by Roger Friedman

I told you already this week, the “Hamilton” soundtrack is number 1 on iTunes, where it’s selling downloads by the thousands. “Hamilton”

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella Musical Postpones Premiere to 2021 by Lindsey Sullivan

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella will now have begin performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London on March 19, 2021. Opening night for the w…

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ICYMI: Catch Up with Lin-Manuel Miranda on THE CHAOS TWINS!

Tune in next Wednesday, July 15 (and every other Wednesday at 4pm EDT) to watch the next episode right here at BroadwayWorld or on Facebook Live. And while you wait, catch up with last week…

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VIDEO: Listen to Act 1 of HAMILTON, Acted Out by The Muppets

Voice actor and comedian Ricky Downes III has recorded all of Act I of Hamilton... in the voices of all The Muppets!

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Twenty Thousand Hertz Releases Episode Featuring HAMILTON Sound Designer, Benny Reiner and More

Twenty Thousand Hertz has presented a remix of their podcast episode on the magic behind Hamilton's sound design.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new Cinderella musical will now open in March 2021 by Hira Desai

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella will now open in March 2021, starring Carrie Hope Fletcher as Cinderella and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as Stepmother. The post Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new C…

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Today on Broadway: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by Matt Tamanini

Gov. Cuomo ‘Concerned’ About NYC Arts, Petition to Rename Longacre After Cordero, ‘Hamilton’ Drives Disney+ Downloads “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podca…

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The Moment 'Hamilton' Slips Off Track by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Cross-posted from Train My Ear.For a blessed few years I was among the New York Times's freelance theater correspondents most likely to be assigned features about new rock or pop musicals. …

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

What responsibility does ‘Hamilton’ have to hip-hop, theater, and the communities they represent? by Kyle V.  Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller finally had the chance to watch ‘Hamilton’ when it arrived on Disney+ last week. As the show reaches its widest audience yet, it’s time to consider its roots.

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