Emily Blunt will be playing the magical nanny.
Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of Mary Poppins Returns, the upcoming sequel to the much-loved 1964 musical.
Angela Lansbury will star as the Balloon Lady in Mary Poppins Returns
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Lin-Manuel Miranda - 89th Oscars Nominees Luncheon 2017 held in the Grand Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. at Beverly Hilton Hotel Beverly Hills, Oscars, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 6th February 2017
Lin-Manuel Miranda's post-Hamilton career.
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 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.
Continue reading: Rising Star Of 2017? Lin-Manuel Miranda Goes From Hamilton To Hollywood
The album was performed ahead of the matinee showing of 'Hamilton'.
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 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.
Continue reading: 'The Hamilton Mixtape' Is Brought To Broadway Live Before Release
If you thought 'Hamilton' made history fun, you should see Lin-Manuel Miranda explain it drunk.
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.
Lin-Manuel Miranda does the best 'Drunk History' episode
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.
Continue reading: Lin-Manuel Miranda Doing Hamilton On 'Drunk History' Is Too Special
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
A new PSA at the Alamo Drafthouse threatens death to phones if you text at the movies.
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 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.
Continue reading: Lin-Manuel Miranda Gets Phone Smashed By Dwayne Johnson In Cinema PSA
Variety indicates that Streep is in talks to join Disney's 'Mary Poppins Returns'.
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 Streep is in talks to join the cast of 'Mary Poppins Returns'
Continue reading: Meryl Streep In Talks To Join Cast Of 'Mary Poppins' Sequel
Proceeds to go to the Hispanic Federation's Proyecto Somos Orlando.
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 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'.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's beloved musical is the one to beat.
'Hamilton' breaks records with no less than 16 nominations at this year's Tony Awards, being named for every available category sometimes more than once. Rival musicals are going to struggle to out-do Lin-Manuel Miranda's much loved American history rap montage at the 2016 awards show.
'Hamilton' gets 16 Tony Award nominations
The Best Musical nominee sees seven actors up for awards for Leading and Featured Roles including creator Lin-Manuel Miranda himself, who is also named for Best Book Of A Musical and Best Original Score. 'Hamilton' is also on the list for all the backstage-type accolades - Scenic Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Choreography and Orchestrations - as well as Best Direction with Thomas Kail.
Continue reading: 'Hamilton' Reigns Over Tony Awards With Sixteen Nominations
'Gypsy' was the biggest winner of the night.
The West End revival of Gypsy Rose Lee musical 'Gypsy' was the big winner at the 2016 Laurence Olivier Awards at the weekend with Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In The Heights' and Judi Dench in 'The Winter's Tale' also being stand-out winners of the night.
Judi Dench wins Best Supporting Actress for 'The Winter's Tale'
'Gypsy', which was played at the Savoy Theatre, landed Best Musical Revival, while Imelda Staunton ('Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix') won Best Actress in a Musical and Lara Pulver was named Best Supporting Actress. The show was also the recipient of the White Light Award for Best Lighting Design. 'Kinky Boots' also took home its share of accolades in the form of MasterCard Best New Musical, Best Costume Design, and Best Actor in a Musical going to Matt Henry.
Continue reading: Judi Dench And Lin-Manuel Miranda Win Laurence Olivier Awards
HeForShe meets Hamilton.
Lin-Manuel Miranda made huge political statements with his award-winning hip hop musical 'Hamilton' and now he's teamed up with Emma Watson as part of her HeForShe campaign to rap about an issue that affects everyone; gender inequality. And it's literally the best thing ever.
Emma Watson shows off a new skill
Of course, Miranda is just an excellent freestyler as former 'Harry Potter' actress Watson pointed out, but he was only willing to pay tribute to the issue of gender equality if she beatboxed for him. Can't say we ever expected this from the Oxfordshire-raised, Brown graduate bookworm, but the internet is full of surprises.
Continue reading: Awkward Emma Watson Beatboxes For Lin-Manuel Miranda