The Hamilton Papers

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Lin Manuel-Miranda leads the 'Hamilton' ticket lottery (and sings!) in Hollywood

Lin-Manuel Miranda has taken the stage — not inside the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, where “Hamilton” has its opening night Wednesday, but outside the building along Hollywood Boulevard. Hundreds of fans amassed for a “Hamilton” ticket lottery and mini-concert led by the musical’s creator.<p>Here are a …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton's World Paperback – November 21, 2017

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With racial clashes rattling the country, the 'Hamilton' message of inclusion marches on

While the country confronts the violent reemergence of white supremacists, Los Angeles is welcoming an antidote in “Hamilton.” The hip-hop musical about equality and inclusion, officially opening here Wednesday, is a testament against the racism and cultural wars that threaten the spirit of the …

Pulitzer Prize

‘Hamilton’ Tries New Sales Method to Battle Bots and Scalpers

“Hamilton,” the hit musical that has struggled to combat profiteering by scalpers, is trying a new tack with its next block of Broadway tickets: a technology from Ticketmaster that scrutinizes the purchase histories of potential ticket buyers in an effort to eliminate bots and high-volume resellers.<p>…

A 'Hamilton' timeline: How a single song grew into a global musical juggernaut

Superfans arriving to the theater dressed in 18th century garb. Voluminous online analyses of song lyrics. Ticket-buying frenzies. They’ve all become par for the course in the ever-popular world of “Hamilton.” The road to musical success, however, has been long and winding, forcing creator …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

At the first 'Hamilton' performances, the party is just getting started

The gilded foyer of Old Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre buzzed with restless anticipation. With just an hour on the clock until “Hamilton” took the stage for its firstperformance in Los Angeles, a healthy dose of nerves was par for the course. This is the theater, after all.<p>It was 6:55 p.m. Friday and …

Los Angeles

‘Hamilton’ Is Known For Its Music, but What Did Alexander Hamilton Listen To?

Toward the end of the first act of the Broadway smash hit “Hamilton,” opening the Los Angeles leg of its national tour on Friday, Aug. 11, the British Army surrenders at Yorktown. Narrating this transformative moment in the American Revolution, the musical’s title character observes that “as our …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

The birth of 'Hamilton,' told by the man who was in the room where it happened

In May 2009, my friend Jeremy McCarter made me sit down and watch a video of the now-famous rendition Lin-Manuel Miranda gave at the White House of the opening song of “Hamilton.” At the time, the song was all that existed of the show, and its first performance took place in front of Barack and …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

A 'Hamilton' backlash? Why none of that matters with this history-making tour

Jumping on bandwagons is my least favorite activity. Don’t force me to tell you all the must-see movies I’ve skipped (“Forrest Gump” is all you’ll get out of me), the No. 1 bestsellers I’ve bypassed (I discovered the world of “Harry Potter” only after it became a play) or the platinum records I’ve …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Get a Sneak Peek at Hamilton Cast Photos Taken With a 19th-Century Camera Lens

Josh Lehrer’s one-of-a-kind exhibit will be on display at Diane Rosenstein Gallery in L.A. August 15–16.<p>Photographer Josh Lehrer’s photographs of the …

Photography

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton now has an app where you can score $10 tickets

An AR feature is coming<p>If you’ve ever wanted to see the critically acclaimed musical <i>Hamilton</i> on Broadway, but can’t afford the notoriously expensive tickets, there’s now an app that allows users to potentially win two seats to the musical for just $10 each. The HamApp, as it’s lovingly called by …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

He's Lin-Manuel's right-hand man: the 'Hamilton' arranger who hasn't let hearing loss derail the dream

Alex Lacamoire has hearing loss. But the Tony-winning music director of “Hamilton” wants you to know, he’s no Beethoven.<p>He’s heard that you can see teeth marks on the wood inside Beethoven’s piano “because he would bite it to try to be able to hear the vibrations,” Lacamoire said. “I mean, that’s …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

He's your Aaron Burr, sir: 'Hamilton' star Joshua Henry on why kids in the audience bring him to tears

Joshua Henry is at a loss for words. It doesn’t happen often. The gregarious, golden-voiced actor who stars as Aaron Burr in the national tour of “Hamilton” opening Aug. 16 at the Hollywood Pantages is as hyper-articulate as he is humble. But the thought of “Hamilton” as a cultural force unlike …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

From chorus girl to leading lady: Emmy Raver-Lampman, the Cinderella of 'Hamilton'

“Have you heard of a show called ‘Hamilton’?” Emmy Raver-Lampman’s agent asked her in spring 2015.<p>The actress had just concluded the national tour of “Wicked” in Los Angeles. The hype surrounding Lin-Manuel Miranda’s off-Broadway musical was just reaching the Left Coast, but Raver-Lampman didn’t …

The Arts

'Hamilton' hits Hollywood: Here's what it took to get the landmark musical to L.A.

Hollywood Boulevard, 4:45 a.m. The sky is charcoal-colored and hazy, the nearly empty streets bathed in ablur of red, orange and green from a thicket ofneonsignage — the W Hollywood hotel, Deco-era apartments, Dunkin’ Donuts.<p>Suddenly a spot of white appears in the distance. Two 18-wheel trucks roll …

California

This Inspiring Hamilton Fan Art From Around the World Will Blow You Away

Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway musical has inspired fans and artists from around the world to create stunning visual work.<p><i>Hamilton</i> prepares to …

Art

Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings Donald Trump Tweets In a New Musical | GQ

Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Flying Schuyler Sister of ‘Hamilton’

An excerpt from Marketwatch’s story on the universal standbys of ‘Hamilton’<p>On a recent Saturday morning, Broadway actress Jennie Harney was awakened by a phone call. “How do you feel about an adventure today?” asked Jason Bassett, production supervisor for “Hamilton.”<p>A few hours later, she was at a …

Movies

Meet the flying Schuyler Sister of ‘Hamilton’

On a recent Saturday morning, Broadway actress Jennie Harney was awakened by a phone call with a voice on the other end asking, “How do you feel about an adventure today?”<p>A few hours later, she was at a New York airport. That evening, she was in San Francisco, ready to go on stage, if needed, as …

Entertainment

Okieriete Onaodowan Says He Will Not Return to The Great Comet

The Hamilton alum will play his final performance in the new musical August 13.<p><i>Hamilton</i> alum Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan, whose stint in Broadway's</i> …

Entertainment

Hamilton Tony Winner Daveed Diggs Is Making a Movie

<i>Hamilton</i> Tony winner Daveed Diggs is set to star in the new Snoot Entertainment film <i>Blindspotting</i>, which he will also cowrite with costar Rafael …

The Hamilton Mixtape’s ‘Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)’ Music Video Earns VMA Nomination | Playbill

http://www.playbill.com/article/the-hamilton-mixtapes-immigrants-we-get-the-job-done-music-video-earns-vma-nomination<p>article<p>Playbill<p>The 2017 MTV …

MTV Video Music Awards

Why Chicago’s Alexander Hamilton Had More on His Mind During His Audition Than Booking the Role

Miguel Cervantes, the star of Hamilton, talks about his daughter’s health—plus the song he wrote to help raise awareness and fund research for the …

Alexander Hamilton

The Musical (Non-Lyrical) Brilliance of Hamilton's Hip-Hop Vernacular

By Howard Ho. Howard Ho breaks down the genius of Hamilton’s music and tracks how it follows musical theatre tradition.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

How Hamilton Works: The Aaron Burr Chord Progression

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Check Out Hamilton Tony Winner Daveed Diggs Milking a Cow in HBO’s Tour de Pharmacy

The new comedic mockumentary chronicles the rise of doping in the world of professional cycling.<p>HBO has released the trailer for <i>Tour de Pharmacy,</i> …

Cycling

9 Hamilton Quotes That Celebrate the Ideals of Our Nation

The show about our founding fathers reawakened the United States to its own beginnings.<p><i>Hamilton</i>, the groundbreaking musical about founding father …

Founding Fathers

How a ‘Hamilton’ Super Fan Got Cast in the Broadway Show

At the Richard Rodgers Theater on a rainy and humid Saturday in June, J. Quinton Johnson, 22, crossed from stage left to right, lugging the heavy overcoat worn by the character he plays in the first act of “Hamilton,” a tailor named Hercules Mulligan who spies on the British for the benefit of the …

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