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.
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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.
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The 'Hamilton' star has his own thoughts about the upcoming election.
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 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.
Miranda will work with songwriter Alan Menken on Disney’s upcoming adaptation.
Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda will be teaming with Oscar winning composer Alan Menken to work on songs for Disney’s forthcoming live action adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid. According to Deadline, the duo will write the songs together, while Miranda will also serve as a producer on the film.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is working on Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Menken was the composer for the 1989 animated movie, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Score and shared the Oscar for Best Song with Howard Ashman. Menken has also worked on classic Disney films including Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin and has won eight Oscars during his career.
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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'
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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'.
It's the end of this musical as we know it.
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 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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He insists he'd love to return to the role eventually.
Fans of 'Hamilton', be prepared for your hearts to break a little as creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda announces his departure from the musical this summer. Never fear though, he insists he'll be back in his titular role of Alexander Hamilton in some future performances.
Lin-Manuel Miranda set to depart Hamilton
The musical mogul, whose rap production about American history won no less than 11 Tony Awards on Sunday (June 12th 2016) as officially confirmed to reporters at Coogan's Irish pub in Washington Heights that he will be leaving the show to persue other projects, as understudy Javier Munoz takes over from July 11th.
An animated adventure starring Dwayne Johnson is on the way.
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.
Auli'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.
Continue reading: Disney Presents The First Trailer For Pacific Parable 'Moana'
This year's Tonys was full of surprises.
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.
'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.
The Late Late Show host shows off his 'Hamilton' skills.
James Corden has upped his game by getting Lin-Manuel Miranda onto his latest episode of 'Carpool Karaoke' in the run up to the annual Tony Awards this weekend. This is a treat that Broadway fans will not want to miss as he invites a number of extra guests along for an amazing sing-a-long.
Could James Corden's Carpool Karaoke get any better?
The Tony Awards is coming on Sunday (June 12th 2016) and, of course, 'Hamilton' is up for no less than sixteen prizes. James Corden of 'The Late Late Show' is set to host the theatre prize ceremony, and so he invited 'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda for a ride around New York for 'Carpool Karaoke', singing along to some of the best rap numbers from the show such as 'Alexander Hamilton' and 'Guns And Ships'. It's worth noting that James Corden absolutely deserves to be cast in that show in the future.
Miranda, who created, scored and stars in the Broadway hit musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton, will be leaving the production on July 9th.
The much-lauded actor Lin-Manuel Miranda has announced his final performance of the smash hit musical ‘Hamilton’ as July 9th.
The Hollywood Reporter claims that Miranda, who created and stars in the smash Broadway production, will be giving his final turn in the lead role of former president Alexander Hamilton at the same time as many cast members see their contracts expire, less than a month after the Tony Awards.
Lin-Manuel Miranda (left) is quitting the production of his hit musical 'Hamilton'
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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
The 'Hamilton' composer brings the crisis to John Oliver's show.
Many countries in the world are struggling with debt and economical crisis at the moment, the US included. But some countries are on the verge of total collapse, such as US territory Puerto Rico, and Lin-Manuel Miranda is helping bring that into light on John Oliver's 'Last Week Tonight' show.
Lin-Manuel Miranda raps about Puerto Rico
The 'Hamilton' creator appeared on the satire current events show to present a new rap song in which he explains the crumbling financial situation of his parents' homeland and begs the congress to help protect the country. Puerto Rico is currently $72 billion in debt with no chance of change unless the US steps in to help, but so far the crisis has resulted in 45% of citizens living in poverty and the closure of 150 schools.
Continue reading: Lin-Manuel Miranda's Rap Petition For Puerto Rico Debt Aid
'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.
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Barack Obama opens the show with a rousing speech.
Finally, Lin-Manuel Miranda's rap musical 'Hamilton' has arrived at its spiritual home, the White House, for a special performance opened by President Barack Obama who revealed it as a favourite in the Obama household. He introduced the Broadway show with much humour and enthusiasm as he explained the significance it has on American history.
Lin-Manuel Miranda brings Hamilton to the White House
'Hamilton is not just for people who can score a ticket to a pricey Broadway show. It is a story for all of us, and about all of us', Obama declared in a riveting speech ahead of the performance in Washington, D.C. yesterday (March 14th 2016). The play was arriving at the White House for the first time and was live-streamed for all to see.
Continue reading: From Broadway To D.C.: 'Hamilton' Finally Arrives On Obama's Doorstep
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