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Rising Star Of 2017? Lin-Manuel Miranda Goes From Hamilton To Hollywood


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One of 2016's biggest rising stars, Lin-Manuel Miranda is proving that his departure from his record-breaking 16-time Tony Award winning show 'Hamilton' is by no means the end for him. He's now working on some of the biggest movies Hollywood has to offer over the next couple of years.

Lin-Manuel MirandaLin-Manuel Miranda is on the rise after 'Hamilton'

Since departing 'Hamilton', he has been working on the soundtrack for the recently released animated Disney blockbuster 'Moana' starring Dwayne Johnson. He even got to lend his own vocals to one of the songs, 'You're Welcome', which was sung by Johnson in the film but featured as a duet with Miranda and Jordan Fisher in the end credits. But his work with Disney doesn't end there. He'll write the score  for the upcoming live action remake of 'The Little Mermaid' with Alan Menken, though little more information about the film has been released thus far.

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'The Hamilton Mixtape' Is Brought To Broadway Live Before Release


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Theatre goers who saw the matinee performance of 'Hamilton' at the Richard Rodgers Theater yesterday were lucky enough to be treated to a live performance of the new 'Hamilton Mixtape' album ahead of its release. The likes of the Roots rapper Black Thought, Ja Rule and Ashanti all made appearances.

Lin-Manuel MirandaLin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' gets the mixtape treatment

Stars from the eagerly anticipated 'Hamilton Mixtape' appeared on stage before Lin-Manuel Miranda's 16-time Tony Award winning musical began on Broadway on Thursday (December 1st 2016), giving a mini-performance of the album one day before it dropped. It was also live streamed on YouTube.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Doing Hamilton On 'Drunk History' Is Too Special


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Lin-Manuel Miranda joined Derek Waters on Comedy Central for the latest episode of 'Drunk History', where the musical mogul explains the life of Alexander Hamilton after a throwing back a few alcoholic beverages. To his credit, he managed to maintain his train of thought and his cool for most of the show.

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The 'Hamilton' creator got inebriated on Tennessee Whiskey and a little bourbon according to 'Drunk History' host Derek Waters, before launching into a brief and colloquial history of one of America's Founding Fathers for Tuesday's (November 29th 2016) episode. 

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Lin-Manuel Miranda seen attending the premiere of Disney's 'Moana,' during AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi, held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 14th November 2016

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Gets Phone Smashed By Dwayne Johnson In Cinema PSA


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So apparently Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dwayne Johnson are the best tag team ever because they've made sure that everyone watching movies at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas won't be using their cell phones at the same time with a brutal Public Service Announcement.

Lin-Manuel MirandaLin-Manuel Miranda and Dwayne Johnson are telling you to put your phones away

In a move partly promoting the new Disney Pixar movie 'Moana', in which Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson stars as the voice of Maui and 'Hamilton' star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has written the music, the pair joined up in a pre-movie clip to talk about the importance of putting your phone away at the movie theater.

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'Saturday Night Live' Goes All Political In The Latest Episode Hosted By Lin-Manuel Miranda


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It's true that Lin-Manuel Miranda is yet to become a world-renowned name, and yet he's a superstar on Broadway with his 11-time Tony winning musical 'Hamilton'. And he proved just how much of a star he is when he hosted 'Saturday Night Live' at the weekend.

Lin-Manuel MirandaLin-Manuel Miranda hosts 'Saturday Night Live' for the first time

Miranda opened his 'SNL' show with a parody of the 'Hamilton' song 'My Shot', in which he alluded to the relevance of the American political conflicts of the 1700s explored in the musical compared with the impending presidential fight between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. He sure made it clear whose side he was on though when he came across Trump's picture in the SNL Hall of Fame. 

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Meryl Streep In Talks To Join Cast Of 'Mary Poppins' Sequel


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The hotly-anticipated sequel to Mary Poppins looks like it will boast a star-studded cast when it eventually arrives, with reports that Meryl Streep is set to join the project.

Variety reported on Thursday (July 28th) that the 67 year old screen legend is in talks to join previously confirmed stars Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda on Mary Poppins Returns, which is vaunted for a release on Christmas Day 2018.

Meryl StreepMeryl Streep is in talks to join the cast of 'Mary Poppins Returns'

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Jennifer Lopez And Lin-Manuel Miranda Collaborate On Orlando Shooting Benefit Song


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A dream team like no other, Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda have teamed up to release a new song entitled 'Love Make the World Go Round' to pay tribute to the 49 people who died after a shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando and raise money to benefit a nearby cause.

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez teams up with Lin-Manuel Miranda

J-Lo and the 'Hamilton' star recorded the new track in honour of Orlando's victims, with all the proceeds set to go to the Hispanic Federation's Proyecto Somos Orlando. Yesterday (July 4th 2016), they teased a short video of the pair of them working together in the studio on 'something very special'.

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Leslie Odom Jr. To Leave 'Hamilton' With Lin-Manuel Miranda


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If it wasn't sad enough that Lin-Manuel Miranda is leaving hit musical 'Hamilton' this summer, now it seems that his Tony winning co-star Leslie Odom Jr. is joining him in his departure. He announced the news in a live Facebook video filmed in his dressing room.

Leslie Odom Jr. and Lin-Manuel MirandaLeslie Odom Jr. and Lin-Manuel Miranda to leave Hamilton

One week after winning the Tony Award for Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role In A Musical, Leslie Odom Jr. announces that he's leaving the record-breaking musical after his long stint as Aaron Burr in the American history rap production.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda - 2016 Tony Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals at Tony Awards - New York, New York, United States - Monday 13th June 2016

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Disney Presents The First Trailer For Pacific Parable 'Moana'


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The first trailer for Disney's next animated epic 'Moana' has finally arrived and so far we are loving Dwayne Johnson in his admittedly typecast role of a hulking, tattooed demi-god. Inspired by the directors' visits to Pacific islands the likes of Fiji, Samoa and Tahiti, this is a story of freedom, heart, and sunshine.

MoanaAuli'i Cravalho portrays Pacific princess Moana

Dwayne Johnson goes for his usual stereotypical role with 'Moana'; his character Maui is a great demi-god and wielder of a fish hook which grants him the power to slow time, release islands from the watery depths of the ocean and battle fierce leviathans of the sea. But it'll take more than that to impress Moana and her pet pig.

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Tony Awards 2016: 'Hamilton' Is King, Black Actors Reign And Frank Langella Ties For Win Record


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Last night's Tony Awards was a landmark moment for many reasons; predictably, 'Hamilton' led with the most awards (by a mile), but it became an almost anti-Oscars ceremony with the all four musical performance prizes awarded to people of colour for the first time in Tony history.

Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton'Hamilton' was so close to breaking a Tonys record

'Hamilton' reigned yesterday (June 12th 2016) at the annual Tony Awards which aired on CBS. Having earned 16 nominations, Lin-Manuel Miranda's American history rap musical won 11 awards out of a possible 13 (multiple actors were nominated in the same category for the same musical) including the coveted Best Musical. 

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Lin-Manuel Miranda - 2016 Tony Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals at Tony Awards - New York, New York, United States - Monday 13th June 2016

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Lin-Manuel Miranda , Jonathan Groff - Day one of BroadwayCon at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel. at New York Hilton Midtown Hotel, - New York, New York, United States - Friday 22nd January 2016

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Vanessa Nadal and Lin-Manuel Miranda - Official Tony Awards After Party held at the Plaza Hotel. - New York, NY, United States - Sunday 9th June 2013

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