The Hamilton Papers

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‘Hamilton’ Opens in London. Does Anyone Know Who Alexander Hamilton Is?

LONDON — The business of transferring theater productions across the Atlantic is a lot like playing the stock market: Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. And many successes on Broadway have failed to attract the same enthusiasm on the West End and vice versa.<p>Lin-Manuel Miranda’s …

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First look: West End Hamilton releases production photography

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Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Perform Hamilton—in Less Than 3 Minutes

The Tony and Pulitzer-winning writer made this lightning fast version of his Broadway mega-hit for The Ellen Show.<p>Want to listen to <i>Hamilton</i>, but …

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Lin-Manuel Miranda talks climate change, Prizeo campaign and Hamilton’s long-awaited arrival in the UK

The creator of the hit US musical is giving fans the opportunity to attend 'Hamilton''s opening night in London - and it's all for an excellent …

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6 Lin-Manuel Miranda Performances You’ve (Probably) Never Seen But Need To

Sure you know Hamilton and In the Heights, but get ready for a deep dive down the Lin-Manuel Miranda rabbit hole.<p>These days, Lin-Manuel Miranda is …

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Where Is the Original Cast of Broadway’s Hamilton Now?

Lin-Manuel Miranda constantly makes headlines, but what about Leslie Odom, Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry, and the rest of Broadway’s founding …

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Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Go Head-to-Head With a 2nd Grader in Hamilton and Founding Fathers Trivia

See who wins when the Tony and Pulitzer-winning writer is up against a seven-year-old "presidential expert" on The Ellen Show.<p><i>Hamilton</i> writer …

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Why Leslie Odom Jr. Has Had to Turn Down Auditions

The Hamilton Tony winner talks about the types of roles he plays; he also sings from his Christmas album on Harry.<p><i>Hamilton</i>’s original Aaron Burr, …

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For November, A Romance Trio For 'Hamilton' Fans (And The Rest Of You, Too)

It was only a matter of time before <i>Hamilton</i> mania invaded Romancelandia. <i>Hamilton's Battalion</i> — a new anthology from romance authors Courtney Milan, Rose Lerner and Alyssa Cole — features three novellas connected by Eliza Hamilton and her project to collect the stories of the soldiers who served in …

Lin-Manuel Miranda wants ‘to send a bold message’ by returning to ‘Hamilton’ in Puerto Rico

Last summer, Lin-Manuel Miranda took his final Broadway bow as the title character in “Hamilton.” But it turns out it wasn’t his last performance. Miranda will reprise the role — in Puerto Rico.<p>“Hamilton,” the Broadway smash hit that won 11 Tonys, a Grammy and the Pulitzer Prize, will come to the …

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton Costume and Documentary Donated to Smithsonian Museum

Also, watch a sneak peek of Sharing Our Stories: The Eliza Project, a documentary directed by Hamilton cast member Morgan Marcell.<p>An 18th …

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Return to ‘Hamilton’ Role in Puerto Rico

Two hundred and forty-five years ago, a young Alexander Hamilton made his way from the Caribbean to New York to start a new life.<p>Now “Hamilton,” the hit musical about that life, is making its way to the Caribbean.<p>The production announced Wednesday that Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and original …

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Hamilton creator visits Puerto Rico, announces $2.5M fund

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda made sandwiches, took selfies and announced a partnership with a nonprofit group for a $2.5 million hurricane recovery fund during a trip Tuesday to Puerto Rico.<p>Miranda said seven local groups already have received grants from the …

Lin-Manuel Miranda Took Son Sebastian to 'Hamilton' for the First Time, Tweeted His Adorable Review

Lin-Manuel Miranda finally took his almost three-year-old son Sebastian to see the first act of his Broadway hit and tweeted his reaction to each …

Ticket Broker Accused of Hamilton Ponzi Scheme Takes Plea After Claiming Investigation Misconduct

Joseph Meli was arrested in January for his alleged involvement in an $81 million scheme centered around reselling Hamilton tickets.<p>Joseph Meli, a …

'People, Places & Things' Is A Clear-Eyed Look At Addiction

Over the years, many authors have dealt with alcoholism, addiction and recovery — think of plays like <i>Long Day's Journey into Night</i>, or films like <i>Days of Wine and Roses</i>. Now a new play from England joins them: People, Places & Things takes an unsentimental and, at times, harrowing look at addiction …

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicles Headed Showtime

Fantasy fans already in mourning for the imminent conclusion of HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> now have something to live for once more.<p>On Thursday, Showtime …

Lin-Manuel Miranda Reveals His Son Doesn’t Like Hamilton

The Hamilton creator talks “Almost Like Praying,” his son’s harsh criticisms, and freestyles with The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.<p>…

Watch Mandy Gonzalez’s Powerful Music Video for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ’Fearless’

The Hamilton star has dropped the video for the title track from her debut solo EP.<p>Mandy Gonzalez, who currently stars as Angelica Schuyler in …

Watch Hamilton’s Jordan Fisher Dance to ‘You’re Welcome’ from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Moana on Dancing With the Stars

As part of Disney Night, Fisher danced to the remix of the Moana tune for which he also provided the vocals.<p>As part of the 25th season of the …

Hamilton delay: reallocated ticket holders blast ‘appalling’ customer service

Frustrated ticket holders for delayed West End musical Hamilton have complained about the “appalling” process of reallocating seats, which has left …

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Hamilton’s Okieriete Onaodowan Cast in Grey’s Anatomy Spin-Off

The Seattle-set drama series about a group of firefighters will also feature recent Groundhog Day star Barrett Doss.<p>Original <i>Hamilton</i> cast member …

Lin-Manuel Miranda Debuts Starry Single ‘Almost Like Praying’ to Benefit Puerto Rico

Proceeds from the track will help support those affected by Hurricane Maria.<p>Tony- and Pulitzer-winning <i>Hamilton</i> creator Lin-Manuel Miranda released …

Why This Former 'Hamilton' Star Says Broadway Has To Take A Knee

Broadway controversy doesn’t tend to reach far outside the insular theater world, but earlier this year, it did. Okieriete Onaodowan, a star of the original cast of <i>Hamilton</i> and Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, <i></i>had just replaced Josh Groban as the lead in <i>Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,</i> an …

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Slams Trump Over Puerto Rico: “You’re Going Straight to Hell”

President Donald Trump was on the receiving end of lots of criticism on Saturday after he went on a Twitter rant against Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor …

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Personal Plea for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief (Guest Column)

Residents of the U.S. island territory "need supplies and resources just as badly as their fellow Americans in Texas and Florida," writes the …

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Which MSNBC Host Directed Lin-Manuel Miranda in His First Musical?

Michael Moore, now on Broadway in The Terms of My Surrender, revealed the trivia during an interview on the cable news network.<p>During a recent …

See Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Leguizamo Host Viva Broadway in Times Square

The duo co-hosted the Hispanic Heritage Month event, featuring the debut of Hamilton’s Mandy Gonzalez singing her new single by Miranda.<p>In honor of …

Two Proposals, One on the Set of ‘Hamilton’

Leah Marie Michalos and Rachel Ann Pitkin were married Sept. 16 at the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, Queens. The Rev. Miriam Niles, a friend of Ms. Pitkin and a nondenominational Christian minister in Washington, officiated, with the Rev. Jeffrey N. Wise, a friend of Ms. Michalos and a …