Lin-Manuel Miranda

8 Theatrical Moments From 2017 For Which We’re #Grateful

This Thanksgiving, we look back on 8 times the theatre community broke barriers, made history, and made a difference in the world.<p>This past year may …

‘In the Envelope’ Podcast: Leslie Odom Jr. Talks ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Orient Express’

<i>“In the Envelope: An Awards Podcast” features interviews with award-winning actors and other creatives. Join host and Awards Editor Jack Smart for a</i> …

Josh Gad

Sneak Peek: PBS Presents Broadway Production of IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN, 11/24

The festive Roundabout Theatre Company production of IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN comes to PBS Friday, November 24 at 9 p.m. check local listings …

Broadway Musical

it’s really here! ‘Hamilton’ rehearsals have begun

Now marginally more anticipated than the Rapture, the West End debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s world-conquering musical ‘Hamilton’ is finally really</i> …

London

Not Just Another Grouchy Grammarian

Most folks who know me know that I am a huge Lawrence Block fan.<p>Early today, I received a newsletter from him that discussed, among other things, his …

A Holiday Gift Guide for Hardcover Fans

An impressive selection of art books and oral histories for New Yorkers who love New York — anything to make holiday shopping for that difficult person a little easier. Here are some standouts.<p><b>For the New Yorker Who Loves Glossies</b><p>When New York magazine began in 1968, it was unique: a brash …

Books

The five best free things to do in NYC over the next seven days

When you live in NYC, it can be hard to stick to a budget. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking for a concert, art exhibit, comedy …

New York City

I'm Comedian Nicole Drespel, And This Is How I Work

There are maybe 10 things in the world that deserve the title "best-kept secret", and one of them is comedian Nicole Drespel. A legendary improv …

George Eliot

WhatsOnStage announce poll on nation's favourite showtunes

Leading theatre website, <b>WhatsOnStage</b>, launched a poll to find the nation’s favourite showtunes.<p><i>Les Miserables</i> had 7 songs in the top 100, only …

Dear Evan Hansen

Ellen DeGeneres Stands Up for DREAMers with Powerful Message

Ellen DeGeneres showed her support for DREAMers yesterday. The popular host of <i>The Ellen DeGeneres Show</i> wore a black shirt emblazoned with the message …

Luis Fonsi

Coco Review

Both figuratively and literally, Coco is Pixar’s most human film. The movie delivers a compelling story centered around memorable characters that …

Walt Disney Company

Spamilton

No one parodies the Great White Way like Gerard Alessandrini. For 35 years, he's made audiences sidesplittingly laugh with his <i>Forbidden Broadway</i> …

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Americans get it on climate change: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Co.

From Ophelia to Harvey, Irma and Maria, this year’s hurricane season has brought devastation from one side of the Atlantic to the other. All told, we’ve had 10 Atlantic hurricanes. <b></b>Harvey and Irma alone left behind an estimated $300 billion or more in damage and an immeasurable impact on innumerable …

Climate

The Top 10 Best Animated Disney Songs of All Time

Disney and Pixar’s <i>Coco</i> hits theaters today and is already drumming up some impressive box office numbers on the back of strong reviews. Is anyone …

Walt Disney Company

Holiday Gifts for Theater Lovers 2017

My sixth annual Broadway gift guide below includes links and information on shopping for <br>theater tickets, <br>theater subscriptions, <br>cast recordings, …

Broadway Theatre

17 Broadway Shows Best for Families

The plays and musicals right for theatregoers of all ages.<p>Ask any theatre performer what their first Broadway show was and they will launch into a …

T.S. Eliot

Alabama's Jordan Fisher wins Mirrorball trophy on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Alabama native Jordan Fisher won the title tonight on "Dancing with the Stars," earning the coveted Mirrorball trophy on the show's grand …

Entertainment

Crazy with Thanks | NEA

<i>In preparation for the next issue of NEA Arts—our first-ever issue focusing on a single production by a single organization—we’ve asked everyone</i> …

Bette Midler

Lin-Manuel Miranda Recorded a Vulgar Voicemail Message for Jon Stewart (for Charity)

If we could have any celebrity both write and record a personalized voicemail message for us, we’d be hard-pressed to dream of anyone better for the …

Music

See Judy Kuhn, Ann Harada, and More Celebrate the Release of Seth Rudetsky’s New Book

Seth’s Broadway Diary, Volume 3 features stories about Patti LuPone, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and more.<p>Playbill columnist, actor, …

'Summer: The Donna Summer Musical': Theater Review

"For the longest time people had me convinced there was something wrong with this music." So goes the lament of Donna Summer — five-time Grammy …

Tina Turner

Thousands of Protesters Urge the Trump Administration to Help Puerto Rico

On Sunday, thousands marched at the National Mall in Washington D.C. to urge the Trump administration and Congress to provide more aid for Puerto …

Liberal View

Rita Moreno, Spike Lee Honored at American Portrait Gala

Other honorees at the star-studded Washington D.C. event included former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. David D. …

Hamilton in London: How Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip hop musical became a modern masterpiece

"How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a / Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a / Forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence / …

Mike Pence

Lin-Manuel Miranda roasted Jon Stewart with a scorching freestyle rap at HBO’s Night of Too Many Stars: Watch

<i>Hamilton</i> creator and in-demand songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda has been busy critiquing our ding-dong president, recording charity singles, and gearing …

'Dancing With the Stars' Finale Night Two Recap: Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold Take Home the Mirrorball Trophy

If it wasn't obvious from night one of <i>Dancing With the Stars</i>, then it is now: Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold are your new <i>DWTS</i> champions. The <i>Hamilton</i> star succeeds reigning season 24 champ Rashad Jennings as the latest celebrity to get a<p>new door stop Mirrorball. Len Goodman said Jordan is "the …

Frankie Muniz

Lin-Manuel Miranda and thousands more marched on Washington to call attention to Puerto Rico.

Organizers of Sunday’s rally outlined three calls to action for legislators: Eliminate the Jones Act, which slowed shipments of aid to the island by …

Caribbean

Politics is far more than local in Tracy Letts' 'Minutes'

With his astonishing new play, “The Minutes,” a pitch black comedy about the current state of American politics and the “fake news” elements in our …

Hamilton musical in London: Behind the scenes with cast of theatre's most anticipated show of 2017

Can’t bear to wait until you’re in the room where it happens? Hamilton fans not willing to wait for it can now get a sneaky look behind the scenes at …

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thousands More March on Washington to Raise Relief Funds for Puerto Rico

It’s been two months since <b>Hurricane Maria</b> devastated Puerto Rico, but the island is still in desperate need of help, and money, to recover. Puerto Rican star <b>Lin-Manuel Miranda</b> and his parents joined thousands of demonstrators on Sunday for a Unity March for Puerto Rico that began at the U.S. …

Caribbean