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What movie will give Lin-Manuel Miranda an Oscar this year?
June 10th, 2021 under Lin-Manuel Miranda, Netflix. [ Comments: none ]

Tomorrow, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical In the Heights will go from the stage to the big screen. Then in the fall, he will make his directorial debut with tick, tick…BOOM by the late Jonathan Larson. Larson is best known for Rent, his little play that could.

The musical, which is being released by Netflix, is described as, “On the cusp of his 30th birthday, a promising young theater composer navigates love, friendship, and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City” during the height of the AIDS crisis.

So between this and ITH, you know that one of those movies is going to give Miranda an Oscar. Which one do you think it will be? Or will they both do it?


Jimmy Fallon and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ode to Broadway’s return
June 9th, 2021 under Broadway, Jimmy Fallon, Lin-Manuel Miranda. [ Comments: none ]

Lin-Manuel Miranda is promoting his movie In the Heights. It is a movie that never would have been had it not started out as a Broadway musical.

For the first time, Broadway needs him more than he needs it. Therefore, yesterday when he was on The Tonight Show, he and Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to the Great White Way returning in September.

So, the two men called their famous friends up, reworked Hamilton’s You’ll Be Back, and performed a song and dance number that is worthy, of well, Broadway. September can’t come soon enough.


Broadway stars get their shot to get the shot
April 14th, 2021 under Broadway, Coronavirus, Lin-Manuel Miranda. [ Comments: none ]

The lights on Broadway have been dark for over a year now, and the whole community wants to get back to work. The fastest way they can do that is if they all get vaccinated. Therefore, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Lin-Manuel Miranda opened up a location just for them to get the COVID-19 vaccine in the Theater District.

When Stephen Colbert heard this, he and the Late Show writers reworked Hamilton’s song My Shot for the occasion. I am normally not a fan of Colbert’s work, but this is f*cking brilliant. It is enough to make King George III go mad. And not in the angry sense.

BTW My Shot was on my vaccination playlist when I got the first injection. Now, I am going to add this song to it for when I get the second shot in 11 days. It is not like I am counting or anything.


The Hamilton cast is not Helpless when it comes to promoting their movie
June 29th, 2020 under Jimmy Fallon, Lin-Manuel Miranda. [ Comments: none ]

On July 4th, Hamilton is coming to Disney+, and the Lin-Manuel Miranda came up with an interesting to promote the streaming debut with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. The Tony winner got Phillipa Soo and the women from the original cast to sing Helpless from their homes with some help from The Roots, who used instruments from their houses.

Even though the coronavirus pandemic makes us feel like we are helpless, this upbeat Broadway musical number reminds us that we are not. Although people will think that we are because all we will be doing is singing the chorus in public.


Hamilton comes to Disney+ on July 3rd
May 12th, 2020 under Disney+, Lin-Manuel Miranda. [ Comments: none ]

We might not get fireworks this Fourth of July, but we will have them inside our homes. That is because Bob Iger, Executive Chairman, The Walt Disney Company, and Lin-Manuel Miranda announced on Good Morning America this morning that Hamilton will be coming to Disney+ on July 3rd.

This recording of the Broadway show’s performance was recorded for three days back in June 2016 before some of the original cast members left the musical to pursue other opportunities. It is directed by the man who directed the original production.

Miranda described it as, “just imagine having the best seat in the house.” Now, we have the best seat in that house, in our houses anytime we want! See fireworks!

This movie was originally slated to hit the big screens in October 2021, I am so thankful Disney moved it because it is exactly what we all need now.


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