The Hamilton Papers

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'Hamilton' Spoof Hits a High Note

Could “Spamilton” be the new “Hamilton”?<p>The Off-Broadway show, a parody of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, marked its 300th performance this past weekend. Demand for tickets remains so strong that “Spamilton” producers are moving the production from the Triad Theater, its current …

The Theatre

Go Behind the Scenes at Hamilton on Broadway with David Korins

The Tony-nominated scenic designer takes Tyler Mount backstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in this week’s Get to Work video.<p>In this week’s episode …

behind the scenes

Broadway’s Daveed Diggs is done with musicals for now

Almost a year after his final “Hamilton” performance, Daveed Diggs is enjoying his successful transition to the screen.

Wesleyan University Names First-Ever Hamilton Prize Winner

Hamilton collaborators Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail helped select the prize's inaugural recipient.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

TV Roundup: Daveed Diggs Set for Snowpiercer TV Series, Daniel Radcliffe Will Play an Angel, and More

Find out what stage favorites are up to on the small screen below.<p>Catch up on recent television news concerning a number of Broadway favorites, …

TV

Wesleyan University Awards Inaugural HAMILTON Prize for Creativity

A committee of Wesleyan University alumni, chaired by Hamilton writer and creator and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda '02, and director Thomas …

College & University

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Fund O’Neill Theater Center Scholarships for Artists of Color | Playbill

Miranda’s first musical In the Heights was developed as part of the O’Neill Center’s National Music Theater Conference.

The Arts

Here’s a video of young Lin-Manuel Miranda singing ‘It’s Gonna Be Me’

The end of April has come and gone, which means, much like the tulips and daffodils outside, the “It’s Gonna Be May” memes are starting to fade. Former *NSYNC member and eternal good sport Justin Timberlake heralded the beginning of May with a self-referential tweet, but now, Lin-Manuel Miranda is …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Hamilton's Anthony Ramos Lands Role in A Star Is Born Remake

The actor will also be seen in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.<p>Anthony Ramos, who made his Broadway debut in <i>Hamilton</i>, has landed roles in two upcoming …

7 Glorious Reasons Riz Ahmed Should Be Cast In London's Hamilton

The mega-popular play <i>Hamilton</i> is about to hit the streets of London, and Riz Ahmed's name is starting to be attached to the project, which is probably the most exciting news we have heard all day. In January, the first set of cast members for the West End production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's <i>Hamilton</i> …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Google Unveils Virtual Reality Tours Related To Alexander Hamilton

<i>Using Google Expeditions, students can explore places like Alexander Hamilton’s home in Uptown Manhattan, Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, and the</i> …

Alexander Hamilton

How To Use The 'Hamilton' Soundtrack To Guide You Through The Perfect Workout

I can pretty much guarantee you’ve never worked out while listening to a Broadway play soundtrack before.<p>I get it; it’s not really the first thing …

Fitness

Renée Elise Goldsberry Hopes 'Henrietta Lacks' Movie Will Start Conversations

Back in 2010, science writer Rebecca Skloot published a book that sounded like science fiction — except it was real. Skloot told the story of how a tissue sample from a young African-American woman in Baltimore, taken without her knowledge or consent, went on to become "immortal." Her cells …

Black History

Forbes Welcome

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Andy Blankenbuehler makes the post-'Hamilton' leap

NEW YORK (AP) — After a long day working on his new Broadway show, Andy Blankenbuehler recently came home, poured himself a glass of wine and tried to unwind the way only he can.<p>The director-choreographer logged onto Pinterest and cruised through dozens of folders, examining images of the way folds …

Renée Elise Goldsberry Wears Her Face

The Tony Award-winning actress Renée Elise Goldsberry, 46, is known for her Broadway performances — she played Angelica Schuyler Church in “Hamilton” and had leading roles in “Rent” and “The Lion King” — but she has also been making quite an impression on the small screen. She stars opposite Oprah …

Makeup

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Amélie’s Phillipa Soo

TheTony nominee for Hamilton now headlines the new Broadway musical, but do you know as much about the leading lady as you think?<p>After graduating …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Social media manager for ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Miss Saigon’: ‘Talk less, listen more’

The helicopter had just landed. Rows back, the boy popped another M&M into his mouth, watching with his parents as the famous scene unfolded.<p>“I was …

'Hamilton' Fan Proposes To Girlfriend By Recreating Hit Musical Number On Stage

“My fiancé and I are huge fans of Hamilton, and I knew she would freak out if I incorporated it into the proposal,” said Elijah Essa, 22, of …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda On Disney, Mixtapes And Why He Won't Try To Top 'Hamilton'

When Lin-Manuel Miranda was a teenager in the 1990s, he liked to make eclectic mixtapes for his friends. In those cassettes, he experimented with the rise and fall of energy in music: A musical theater number might play after a hip-hop song, only to be followed by an oldie or an obscure pop song. …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Emma Watson interviews Lin-Manuel Miranda for HeForShe Arts Week

Got writer's block? Lin-Manuel Miranda has a playlist for you

If you’re afflicted with writer's block, “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda doesn't want you throwing away your shot — and he's made a Spotify playlist to help you put pen to paper.<p>The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright revealed his literary-themed playlist, titled "Write Your Way Out," on …

Sesame Street: Song: Musica

Vietgone, Hamilton and the Decolonization of American Theatre

By Arlene Martínez-Vázquez. Arlene Martínez-Vázquez looks at how colonization impacts her view of Hamilton and Vietgone.

Caribbean

HAMILTON Cast Helps Celebrate Couple's On Stage Engagement

On March 1st, 2017, Dan Markowitz chose a mindblowing moment to propose to his girlfriend, Sara Schwartz. The couple had met and bonded over HAMILTON …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Chef to ‘Hamilton’ Stars Builds a Restaurant with Help from Broadway

SpoonFed NYC is the new restaurant from a Broadway caterer<p>The newest Southern restaurant planned for Hell’s Kitchen is being built with the seasoned hands of an unconventional construction group — Broadway theater crew. According to DNAinfo, <b>Randy Stricklin-Witherspoon</b>, who’s been the caterer for …

A Blind Theatergoer's 'Hamilton' Lawsuit Aims Spotlight On Broadway Accessibility

A recent lawsuit brought by a blind theatergoer against the producers of the hit musical <i>Hamilton</i> has highlighted Broadway's spotty track record in serving audiences with disabilities.<p><i>Hamilton</i> opened almost a year and a half ago, but it's still the hottest ticket on Broadway. Mark Lasser of Denver, …

Disability

He’ll Be Back: ‘Spotlight’ Star Brian d’Arcy James Set To Return To Broadway As King George In ‘Hamilton’

EXCLUSIVE: I’m told by insiders at Broadway’s megahit Hamilton that Brian d’Arcy James will return to Broadway as King George III, the killer comedic …

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