Posts Tagged ‘Lin-Manuel’

Parcels of power, packaged with care | Manhattan Times

Parcels of power, packaged with care | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The packages, diligently packed and labeled, reach every corner of the globe. But first they must pass through the hands of women working in concert in a small office in Washington Heights. Stuffed with t-shirts, hoodies and other apparel, the packages are sent to those who ordered items from TeeRico, the officially […]


El embeleco EGOT | Manhattan Times

El embeleco EGOT | Manhattan Times

By Luis A. Miranda (@Vegalteno) Lin-Manuel was born to delight us with his songs, his impressions, and his performances. My mother always spoke of “Lin-Manuel y sus embelecos” (a term of endearment for “games”). She and my father, may they rest in peace, waited anxiously for summers when Lin-Manuel and his older sister, Lucecita, arrived […]


Oscar Nominee & EGOT Contender Lin-Manuel Miranda Staying Put In ‘The Heights’ | Deadline

Oscar Nominee & EGOT Contender Lin-Manuel Miranda Staying Put In ‘The Heights’ | Deadline

by Jeremy Gerard If Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda lands the Oscar for “How Far I’ll Go” from his score for Moana, he would be the youngest member of that elite awards circle called EGOT — Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners. That’s currently a group of 12: Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, John Gielgud, […]


Uptown Video: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Game-Changing Year

Uptown Video: Lin-Manuel Miranda's Game-Changing Year

For the first installment of ABC News’ “Game Changers”, Robin Roberts came Uptown to chop it up with the incomparable Lin-Manuel Miranda.


The Year of Hamilton

The Year of Hamilton

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The Hamilton cultural juggernaut continues to conquer. How do you cap off a year that includes 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album as well as a Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Not too mention being one of the most successful and buzzed about Broadway […]


Princes at the Palace | Manhattan Times

Princes at the Palace | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi and Debralee Santos Photos by E. Abreu Visuals Lin is leaving. Miranda Mania was in high gear at the United Palace this past Mon., Oct. 17th. The celebrated star of Hamilton walked the red carpet before the premiere of the new PBS about the making of this century’s biggest Broadway hit. […]


Fans Surprise Lin-Manuel Miranda With Goodbye Card as he Departs to London | DNAinfo

Fans Surprise Lin-Manuel Miranda With Goodbye Card as he Departs to London | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo Well, goodbye, Gov’ner. Over a thousand fans traveled from as far as Pennsylvania on Sunday evening to bid bon voyage to award-winning actor, playwright and Inwood native, Lin-Manuel Miranda — who hosted Sunday night’s screening of Disney’s original “Mary Poppins” at the United Palace Theatre as he prepares to move to London […]


Uptown Video: Lin-Manuel Spreads Uptown Love On SNL

Uptown Video: Lin-Manuel Spreads Uptown Love On SNL

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Don’t get it twisted I still have not forgiven SNL and NBC for humanizing and legitimizing a racist demagogue like Donald Trump a few months ago. But Lin-Manuel Miranda’s opening monologue on SNL was one of the best in recent memory. Not to mention that Lin gave Washington Heights a sweet […]


Say Word: #Ham4Vote – Lin-Manuel Miranda & The Cast Of Hamilton Stand Up For Voting

Say Word: #Ham4Vote – Lin-Manuel Miranda & The Cast Of Hamilton Stand Up For Voting

Uptown wunderkind Lin-Manuel Miranda recently put together a sweet set of PSA’s urging people to get out there and vote this November. “As the nation gears for one of the most decisive elections in its history, we are proud to highlight the importance and power of democracy in building a nation. For most Americans, the room where […]


‘Hamilton’ Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Ready for His Next Coup | Variety

‘Hamilton’ Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Ready for His Next Coup | Variety

By Gordon Cox Lin-Manuel Miranda is standing in the graveyard behind Trinity Church, just a few feet from where Alexander Hamilton is buried. On the 212th anniversary of Hamilton’s death, the playwright has come to this place, situated among the skyscrapers in Manhattan’s financial district, to commemorate the American founding father who inspired his Tony-winning, smash-hit, […]


Lin-Manuel Miranda Launches Fundraiser At Iconic Manhattan Theatre | Broadway World

Lin-Manuel Miranda Launches Fundraiser At Iconic Manhattan Theatre | Broadway World

Lin-Manuel Miranda continues his longstanding support of movies at the United Palace in Washington Heights with a $100K donation for a new DCP projection system that will produce a Hollywood-quality image. He will debut the new projector on October 16 with a screening of the original Mary Poppins, which he will introduce. The classic 1964 […]


Latino USA: A Day at the Bodega

Latino USA: A Day at the Bodega

On this week’s Latino USA, producers spend a day in a bodega in Washington Heights, NYC — home to one of the biggest Dominican populations in the U.S. They uncover stories about nutrition, migration, community, and the slow threat of gentrification. Via: #1508 – A day at the Bodega_| Latino USA Related: Vanishing Inwood: A Bodega […]


Vanishing Inwood: A Bodega Closes

Vanishing Inwood: A Bodega Closes

By Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) For almost 30 years, the Dyckman Seaman Grocery has sat on the corner of Dyckman Street and Seaman Avenue in Inwood, selling cans of tuna, candy ,chips, cigarettes, beer, soda, and good luck candles to neighborhood kids, locals, and visitors to this corner of northern Manhattan. One of those neighborhood kids […]


5/18/14: The Warriors @ The United Palace

5/18/14: The Warriors @ The United Palace

Sunday, May 18, 2014 4pm doors; 5pm stage show; 5:30pm movie $10 online, $15 at the door The fifth installment of “Sunday Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda” features the 1979 cult classic about gangs gone wild. 92 min. In English with Spanish subtitles. Master of Ceremonies Lin-Manuel will introduce the movie with a […]


United Palace debuts new movie screen with showing of the 1933 film King Kong | NY Daily News

United Palace debuts new movie screen with showing of the 1933 film King Kong | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney This King Kong helped save the day. “In the Heights” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda greeted Washington Heights moviegoers Sunday by donning a gorilla suit for a showing of the 1933 film at the United Palace. More than 700 guests watched the film on the theater’s new screen, installed two weeks before the […]


‘In the Heights’ Creator Vows to Wear Gorilla Suit to King Kong Screening | DNAinfo

'In the Heights' Creator Vows to Wear Gorilla Suit to King Kong Screening | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Lin-Manuel Miranda isn’t monkeying around when it comes to raising money for the United Palace. The Tony Award-winning creator of “In the Heights” is promising to don a gorilla suit Sunday in an effort to help the Washington Heights events space scrape together enough money to buy a new […]


4/27/14: Palace of the Apes – King Kong Comes Uptown

4/27/14: Palace of the Apes - King Kong Comes Uptown

Sunday, April 27, 2014 4pm doors; 5pm stage show; 5:30pm movie FREE! “King Kong ain’t got expletive on me,” are the famous words of corrupt cop Alonzo Harris, played by Denzel Washington, from the film Training Day. Well, sir you are wrong. On April 27th, the 4th installment of Sunday Movies at the Palace with […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #TBT In The Heights

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #TBT In The Heights

#TBT Closing Heights on Broadway. I feel a fair amount of the feelings in this montage. https://t.co/oY0gwCaaKj — Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) March 27, 2014


Indiegogo Spotlight: Raise a New Screen at the Palace

Indiegogo Spotlight: Raise a New Screen at the Palace

Summary The United Palace is a spectacular, 83-year-old deluxe movie theatre at Broadway and 175th Street in Washington Heights where nearly everything in the interior is gilded. Beyond the elaborate foyer lies the third largest theatre in Manhattan, with 3,400 seats. In 2013, thanks to over 450 contributors just like you, the nonprofit United Palace […]


Spend Sundays at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda | Backstage

Spend Sundays at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda | Backstage

By Ruthie Fierberg When Lin-Manuel Miranda drove up to the United Palace Theatre for the second installment of his new monthly film series “Sunday Movies at the Palace With Lin-Manuel Miranda,” he had Rita Moreno in tow. They were billed for a Q&A preceding the showing of the iconic “West Side Story.” “We drove up […]


Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Uptown Film Series Reintroduces New Yorkers to “West Side Story” and a Hidden Cultural Gem | Playbill

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Uptown Film Series Reintroduces New Yorkers to "West Side Story" and a Hidden Cultural Gem | Playbill

By Adam Hetrick “Sundays at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda,” a new film series hosted and curated by the In the Heights Tony winner, launched earlier this year at the opulent United Palace Theatre in Washington Heights. The series kicked off with “The Muppets Take Manhattan,” and such movies as “Manhattan, “King Kong,” “The Warriors” […]


West Side Story with Rita Moreno @ The United Palace

West Side Story with Rita Moreno @ The United Palace

Sunday, February 23, 2014 4pm doors; 5pm stage show; 5:30pm movie $10 online/$15 at the box office (opens at 2pm); $5 for children under 12 The second installment of “Sunday Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda” features the classic retelling of “Romeo and Juliet’ from 1961. 152 min. In English with Spanish subtitles. Master of […]


Muppets Take the Heights | WSJ

Muppets Take the Heights | WSJ

By Richard Morgan Here’s a pro tip for public speakers: When addressing a crowd of English and Spanish speakers, try speaking Muppet. That’s what Lin-Manuel Miranda did Sunday afternoon when, in his native Washington Heights, his monthly film series had its debut at United Palace Theater, a still-pristine Loews Wonder Theater from 1930. Mr. Miranda, […]


Introducing Sunday Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda

Introducing Sunday Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda

This Sunday, January 12, The United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA) kicks off its new “Sunday Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda” series with a screening of the beloved children’s classic “The Muppets Take Manhattan.” Miranda, the Tony Award-winning creator of the musical “In the Heights,” has recruited special guests to help introduce “The […]

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