Posts Tagged ‘spoken word’

Jay Z Will Co-Produce the Film Adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ | Complex

Jay Z Will Co-Produce the Film Adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' | Complex

BY Joshua Espinoza Jay Z has landed a new movie deal. Over the weekend, it was announced the 47-year-old hip-hop mogul will co-produce the film adaptation of In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2008 Broadway musical. According to Page Six, industry heavyweight Harvey Weinstein broke the news during his pre-Oscars party on Sunday. It was reported […]


Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Gets New Life at The Weinstein Co. | THR

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' Gets New Life at The Weinstein Co. | THR

by Tatiana Siegel Lin-Manuel Miranda may have the hottest sensation to hit the stage in years with Hamilton. But the actor, composer, rapper and writer’s In the Heights is no slouch either, having won the 2008 Tony Award for best musical. Now, a film adaptation of the bodega-set project is in the works at The […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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, […]


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.


2/5/15: Morris Jumel Presents Special Benefit Performance of Hamilton

2/5/15: Morris Jumel Presents Special Benefit Performance of Hamilton

2015 is the Morris-Jumel Mansion’s 250th Anniversary! And to celebrate, they are teaming up with The Public Theater to present a special benefit performance of Hamilton, the raucous, much-anticipated new musical written and played by Tony-award-winner (In The Heights), and good friend of the Mansion, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Fusing contemporary hip-hop and classic Broadway style, Hamilton […]


Uptown Video: Oveous – Letters to my Heroes

Uptown Video: Oveous - Letters to my Heroes


No Me Diga! Meet the Cast of the Dominican Republic’s Upcoming Spanish-Language In the Heights | Playbill

No Me Diga! Meet the Cast of the Dominican Republic's Upcoming Spanish-Language In the Heights | Playbill

By Matthew Blank A Spanish-language production of the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights, which brings to life the characters of New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood, will premiere in November at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Santo Domingo. Featuring a Tony-nominated book by Quiara Alegría Hudes and a Tony-winning score by Lin‐Manuel Miranda, […]


Monday Mood Music: Oveous Ft. Tiffany Janell – Burj Eye View

Monday Mood Music: Oveous Ft. Tiffany Janell - Burj Eye View


Time Travel Tuesdays: Vows – Vanessa Nadal and Lin Miranda | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Vows - Vanessa Nadal and Lin Miranda | NY Times

By LOIS SMITH BRADY Published: September 10, 2010 AS a teenager in upper Manhattan, Lin-Manuel Miranda carried a boombox everywhere, not that he needed to. “You’d hear all kinds of different music coming out of car windows and storefronts and fire escapes,” said Mr. Miranda, the composer and lyricist of “In the Heights,” the Broadway […]


Uptown Video: Lego In The Heights – Blackout

Uptown Video: Lego In The Heights - Blackout

Check out this really cool Lego stop motion to the song “Blackout” from In The Heights.


Uptown Video: Oveous X Arsenio

Uptown Video: Oveous X Arsenio

Uptown’s own Oveous appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show last week and quite simply tore it down. Kudos goes out to him for the stellar performance. Related: Killing Myths Is A Full Time Job: A Q&A With Oveous Maximus Oveous Maximus “Kill Your Myth” Listening Party @ Katra – The Recap The Poet of Rap: […]


Uptown Tonight: Oveous Appears On The Arsenio Hall Show

Uptown Tonight: Oveous Appears On The Arsenio Hall Show

Uptown’s own Oveous will be appearing on the Arsenio Hall show tonight, so please show that man some love and tune in.


Walking the Dog to Awaken the Muse | NY Times

Walking the Dog to Awaken the Muse | NY Times

By PATRICK HEALY Lin-Manuel Miranda has lived in Greenwich Village, Inwood, Upper West Hell (as he calls a dreary block between the Upper West Side and Hell’s Kitchen) and now Harlem with his wife, Vanessa Nadal, a lawyer, though they are about to move — at long last — to Washington Heights, where Mr. Miranda, […]


Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ Heading to Public Theater | NY Times

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' Heading to Public Theater | NY Times

By PATRICK HEALY “Hamilton,” a much-anticipated new musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda (“In the Heights”), who sets the story of Alexander Hamilton and the founding fathers to contemporary hip-hop, will have its world premiere next winter at the Public Theater, executives there announced Thursday. Mr. Miranda won the 2008 Tony Award for best score for “In […]

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