Posts Tagged ‘Poetry’

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 […]


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 […]


Uptown Poetry: Meanwhile Back @ The Mental Plantation

Uptown Poetry: Meanwhile Back @ The Mental Plantation

BY Sour Indyka (@sourindyka) Escape with me! I cease to wait in vain, to be saved. Enslaved, caged, contained behind the bars in my head, after all, it is all in my mind, imaginary cell. Unseen chains, the heights, It’s no wonder that we believe in hell. Oh how swell; the coffee, ooh the smell […]


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 […]


Watching the Pursuit of Happiness… Front Row Seat…

Watching the Pursuit of Happiness... Front Row Seat...

BY Sour Indyka (@sourindyka) Watching the pursuit of happiness isn’t the same as… living it. It is well worth watching, not worth living. Sitting in the classroom keeping my GPA above probationary, by the skin of my teeth. Sandy is lurking in the air, threatening, to impact New York. I’m tired of roaming, tired of […]


Uptown Poetry: When did you fall in love?

Uptown Poetry: When did you fall in love?

BY Sour Indyka (@sourindyka) What do you mean where am I from? Really? Meanwhile back at the ranch, there was more smoke on the ave than the California wild fires. Burning in more ways than one… Good things come in small packages, come taste that flavor, this ain’t butter this is parkay. There was a […]


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 […]


Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – She’s Gone

Notes to Self: The Lost Poems – She's Gone

BY Frank Medina (@FRANKELITONYC) CALIfornia Dreaming, while I’m in MIAmi napping MUSIC in my ear from the days of ARTISTS RAPPING.. Now KIDS, who never left their room… Claim that they’ve been TRAPPING And the STREETS ain’t been the same since they LET IT HAPPEN…


Uptown Talk: The Translators Podcast – La Bruja

Uptown Talk: The Translators Podcast – La Bruja

On this episode, the Translators (Mike Diaz, Jaime Fernandez) talk to La Bruja about her early love of performing, the poetic jibberish she used to write as a kid, and the new play she is starring in.


Uptown Poetry: Tales of a Dyckman Princess – 2 Minute Plead

Uptown Poetry: Tales of a Dyckman Princess – 2 Minute Plead

I am a walking contradiction; I want flowers just because, but I don’t want you calling me every 2 minutes


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 […]


Uptown Poetry: Tales of a Dyckman Princess – Us

Uptown Poetry: Tales of a Dyckman Princess – Us

Story has it that you think of me But you shy away because of what people think. As it goes you miss my kiss And your days are filled with thoughts Of us And how it was…


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 […]


Uptown Poetry: Tales of a Dyckman Princess – The Martyr

Uptown Poetry: Tales of a Dyckman Princess – The Martyr

He needed me to clean his wounds The ones he said they inflicted on him He’d been hurt for long days i, said he, was his savior So i wore my cape proudly


Rapping a Revolution: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Others From ‘Hamilton’ Talk History | NY Times

Rapping a Revolution: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Others From ‘Hamilton’ Talk History | NY Times

By ROB WEINERT-KENDT “If Hamilton were on Twitter, he would have been a worse oversharer than me,” said the composer-performer Lin-Manuel Miranda recently over lunch at Fraunces Tavern in Lower Manhattan. Mr. Miranda, who won a Tony for the score of “In the Heights,” was holding forth on Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s first treasury secretary, […]


Uptown Poetry: Tales of a Dyckman Princess – The Truth

Uptown Poetry: Tales of a Dyckman Princess – The Truth

I loved him from the minute I met him We’ve parted ways since Pictures made sense of our glory But slowly we drifted A lot of influences And not enough maturity to handle it all Wish we could have seen it through


Uptown Poetry: Langston Hughes – Harlem

Uptown Poetry: Langston Hughes - Harlem

Being that today is the 113th B-Day of Langston Hughes, it is only right that we send some posthumous love to that giant that played such a part in the Harlem Renaissance. Happy B-Day Langston, you will live forever. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? […]


Uptown Poetry: Tales of a Dyckman Princess – Survival

Uptown Poetry: Tales of a Dyckman Princess – Survival

I ran out the door screaming Eyes closed and voice at the top of my lungs I could no longer breathe as I saw my life flash before me gush to my chest and vision blurred I could tell this would be the end I had to get out!


Uptown Poetry: Tales of a Dyckman Princess – Goodbye My Dear

Uptown Poetry: Tales of a Dyckman Princess – Goodbye My Dear

What of us my dear? We are no longer there… So why do you persist on calling? What is it that keeps you here? So long ago we were something more than friends. Now not friends even…


In The Heights: The Lost Song…

In The Heights: The Lost Song...

Well, it wasn’t really lost. It was actually cut from the Tony Award winning musical. Lin-Manuel Miranda put it out recently via his soundcloud page. In the Heights put Washington Heights on the map and ended up garnering a whopping thirteen Tony Awards nominations and won four, including the Tony for Best Musical.

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