Posts Tagged ‘Alexander Hamilton’

Miranda makes his move | Manhattan Times

Miranda makes his move | Manhattan Times

BY Gregg McQueen and Debralee Santos Lin-Manuel Miranda took his final bow as Alexander Hamilton in his smash Broadway musical’s July 9 performance. That evening’s show also marked the final appearances for co-stars Leslie Odom Jr., who portrayed Aaron Burr, and Phillipa Soo, who played Eliza Hamilton. During post-show bows, the departing actors received standing […]


Tony Awards Hail ‘Hamilton’ and Denounce Hate | NY Times

Tony Awards Hail ‘Hamilton’ and Denounce Hate | NY Times

By MICHAEL PAULSON “Hamilton,” an improbable hip-hop musical about America’s first Treasury secretary, completed its rapturous march across America’s awards landscape on Sunday, picking up Broadway’s highest honor: the Tony Award for best new musical. The prize capped an amazing season for the show, a smash hit that has been sold out from the start, […]


Uptown Video: Broadway Carpool Karaoke

Uptown Video: Broadway Carpool Karaoke

To celebrate his hosting of the Tony Awards this coming Sunday, James Corden put together a special Broadway edition of Carpool Karaoke. First up to bat is none other than hometown hero Lin-Manuel Miranda. From there they pick up another Uptown Broadway legend, Audra McDonald. Did you know that Audra who lives Uptown is the […]


How Daveed Diggs of ‘Hamilton’ Spends His Sundays | NY Times

How Daveed Diggs of ‘Hamilton’ Spends His Sundays | NY Times

Sunday Routine By HILARY HOWARD Daveed Diggs is still getting to know the city. When the 34-year-old rapper and actor, who grew up in Oakland, Calif., moved here about two and a half years ago for a little show called “Hamilton,” he probably figured there would be plenty of time for exploring. He was wrong. […]


Men of Steel | Complex

Men of Steel | Complex

Interview by Nadeska Alexis Photography by Andrew Cutraro It’s around 9 a.m. on a brisk New York Friday when Chance the Rapper and Lin-Manuel Miranda meet at a photo studio in Chelsea. Within the hour, they’re dressed in dingy overalls and covered in oil, faces smeared with dirt. They’ve both taken a brief recess from […]


Lin-Manuel Miranda | Time 100 Pioneers

Lin-Manuel Miranda | Time 100 Pioneers

By J.J. Abrams An American original I assume you know this already: the musical’s embracing of history and rhythm, race and rhyme, melody and passion is an actual stunning event. Tickets are impossible to get for good reason: even in this age of ubiquitous hyperbole, it can safely be said that Hamilton is one of […]


The ‘Hamilton’ Effect: Upper Manhattan Real Estate Gets Boost From Musical | DNAinfo

The 'Hamilton' Effect: Upper Manhattan Real Estate Gets Boost From Musical | DNAinfo

By Amy Zimmer Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical “Hamilton” is not only making history cool on Broadway, it’s also been a boon for real estate in Upper Manhattan, helping lure crowds to Alexander Hamilton’s home on West 141st Street and giving areas such as Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights a new cachet. Hamilton’s legacy in the […]


Lin-Manuel Miranda: By the Book | NY Times

Lin-Manuel Miranda: By the Book | NY Times

The star and creator of the musical “Hamilton” says “Things Fall Apart” was his favorite book to teach at Hunter College High School: “The kids walk out of the classroom as different people.” What books are currently on your night stand? “The Wayfinders,” by Wade Davis; “Between Riverside and Crazy,” by Stephen Adly Guirgis; and […]


The Ten-Dollar Founding Father Without a Father: Teaching and Learning With ‘Hamilton’ | NY Times

The Ten-Dollar Founding Father Without a Father: Teaching and Learning With ‘Hamilton’ | NY Times

By Katherine Schulten, Sarah Gross and Michael Gonchar Yes, it really is that good. That’s how Ben Brantley began his August 2015 review of “Hamilton” on Broadway — a rave about a show that “makes us feel the unstoppable, urgent rhythm of a nation being born.” But you don’t just have to take The Times’s […]


Hamilton in the House | Manhattan Times

Hamilton in the House | Manhattan Times

Story by Erik Cuello Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) It was full circle for the First Lady. First Lady Michelle Obama exulted the work of Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton at a special event in Washington, D.C. this past Mon., Mar. 14th. Her remarks were part of a celebration of the groundbreaking production held […]


‘Hamilton’ star Lin-Manuel Miranda returns to the White House and freestyles with an assist from Obama | Washington Post

‘Hamilton’ star Lin-Manuel Miranda returns to the White House and freestyles with an assist from Obama | Washington Post

By Jenny Starrs Lin-Manuel Miranda doesn’t fit neatly into any one category. The composer, rapper, playwright and actor has won multiple Tony, Grammy and Obie Awards. He’s a history nerd and an avid reader, the type to pick up a thousand-page biography and then turn it into a musical. A musical, artistic and linguistic genius […]


Woman sets up sting after Craigslist ‘Hamilton’ scam | NY Post

Woman sets up sting after Craigslist ‘Hamilton’ scam | NY Post

By Melkorka Licea Danielle Posner was deflated but determined when she marched into the 33rd Precinct station house last Friday. She’d been looking forward to that night for eight months — finally getting to see the hit play “Hamilton” with her boyfriend. But when she called Ticketmaster to double-check the event codes, they came back […]


And the winner is…| Manhattan Times

And the winner is…| Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Additional reporting by Sherry Mazzocchi “Don’t be a trophy.” Such was the plain-spoken warning issued by the stage manager to audience members at the Richard Rodgers Theatre this past Mon., Feb. 15th. It was imperative, he explained, that all phones be shut off and put away just before the live performance […]


The All-American Immigrant

The All-American Immigrant

By Joanna Castro (@castroegan) Yes, Alexander Hamilton. His name and face have popped up a lot recently. In large part thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda and his smash hit musical Hamilton. I think I have officially become one of his groupies seeing him first in “In the Heights” both the Broadway musical and the Five Year […]


Walking the Walk in Hamilton’s Old Stomping Grounds | NY Times

Walking the Walk in Hamilton’s Old Stomping Grounds | NY Times

By HELENE STAPINSKI Jimmy Napoli is not throwing away his shot. For the past 20 years, this guide and Alexander Hamilton expert has been leading tourists and residents through the streets of New York City, telling them stories of the Revolutionary War and its heroes. Now that Hamilton is the star of a hit Broadway […]


Hamilton High | Manhattan Times

Hamilton High | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen and Debralee Santos School just got a new rap. A recently announced collaboration will provide 20,000 city high school students with the hottest ticket in town – the musical Hamilton. As he sat in a nearly-empty Richard Rodgers Theater, creator Lin-Manuel Miranda recalled the transformative impact of seeing Les Misérables on […]


It’s Official: Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Genius!

It's Official: Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Genius!

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius! Before you call me Captain Obvious, I know that he has shook up Broadway not once but twice. First with In The Heights and now with Hamilton but the prestigious MacArthur Foundation has chosen Lin-Manuel as one of 24 illustrious people selected to the 2015 class […]


Lin-Manuel Miranda, Creator and Star of ‘Hamilton,’ Grew Up on Hip-Hop and Show Tunes | NY Times

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Creator and Star of ‘Hamilton,’ Grew Up on Hip-Hop and Show Tunes | NY Times

By MICHAEL PAULSON His parents own hundreds of Broadway cast albums; his mother blasted “Camelot” in the car and his father is obsessed with “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” His school bus driver had a passion for rap, drilling him in lyrics by Boogie Down Productions, Geto Boys and the Sugarhill Gang. In the Venn diagram […]


‘Hamilton’: musical theater, history with a twist

‘Hamilton’: musical theater, history with a twist

BY Robert W. Snyder In playing the founders of the United States, the African-American and Latino actors in “Hamilton” do not reject American history but claim it as their own, to be interpreted in light of their own experience. IF Lin-Manuel Miranda’s career had ended with “In the Heights” — a chronicle of Latino life […]


A Revolutionary’s Rhythm | Manhattan Times

A Revolutionary’s Rhythm | Manhattan Times

Story by Luis López Salgado Photos by Joan Marcus Following a successful run at the Public Theater, playwright, composer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda is moving the musical Hamilton to the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway on July 13th for previews. The production will officially open on August 6th – and the reviews to date have […]


Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of Broadway’s ‘In The Heights,’ to receive Puerto Rican Day Parade ‘Pride’ award | NY Daily News

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of Broadway’s ‘In The Heights,’ to receive Puerto Rican Day Parade ‘Pride’ award | NY Daily News

BY Erica Y. Lopez | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS VIVA Lin-Manuel Miranda is on fire – again. The creator and star of the Broadway smash success “In the Heights” and the Broadway-bound “Hamilton” will receive the Nuestro Orgullo award during this year’s Puerto Rican Day Parade. He is one of two Puerto Rican theater stars […]


Musical, book put Alexander Hamilton on history buffs’ radar | Chronicle Herald

Musical, book put Alexander Hamilton on history buffs’ radar | Chronicle Herald

BY Beth J. Harpaz | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It’s a fine time for history geeks with a thing for Alexander Hamilton. A hip-hop-and-history musical called Hamilton — inspired by an 800-page biography — recently opened off-Broadway and is sold out for months. Fans of the man, book or musical can also visit a variety of […]


Lin-Manuel’s Hamilton Headed To Broadway

Lin-Manuel’s Hamilton Headed To Broadway

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) After a short and super successful run at the Public Theater, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s critically acclaimed Hamilton is headed to Broadway. If sales of its off-broadway run are any indication, these tickets will go fast so get your tickets NOW. Lin-Manuel once again works his magic. Inspired by the biography Alexander Hamilton […]


Review: In ‘Hamilton,’ Lin-Manuel Miranda Forges Democracy Through Rap | NY Times

Review: In ‘Hamilton,’ Lin-Manuel Miranda Forges Democracy Through Rap | NY Times

By BEN BRANTLEY They’re brewing up a revolution down on Lafayette Street. And even theater reactionaries seem destined to be swept up in its doubt-defying ardor. “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s independent-minded new musical for the masses at the Public Theater, shot open like a streamlined cannon ball on Tuesday night. When one of the young rebels […]

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