Scamilton: Lin-Manuel Miranda says no to this
The Door Christian Fellowship Ministries is currently under fire for staging and performing two unauthorized productions of the hit musical “Hamilton.” The production altered the original script to include religious and homophobic beliefs and removed content that did not represent the institutions values. The once historical piece detailing the life of Alexander Hamilton was changed...trinitonian.com
Local church issues apology for ‘Hamilton’ performance.
A local church that has drawn the ire of Broadway fans throughout the country for its portrayal of the popular show “Hamilton” has issued an apology. The performance was followed by a 15-minute sermon that compared being gay to having an addiction. News of the show reached the Hamilton creator who tweeted, “Grateful to all of you who reached out about this illegal, unauthorized production. Now lawyers do their work.”In Tuesday’s statement, the church admitted to not asking for or receiving permission to produce the show. “We respect the copyrights of Hamilton’s author and contributors,” the statement read.myrgv.com
McAllen church criticized for its take on ‘Hamilton’
A McAllen church is facing controversy for its rendition of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s popular musical “Hamilton” that had several scenes edited to incorporate Biblical themes — and which was followed by a sermon that compared being gay to having an addiction.myrgv.com
tick, tick… BOOM! | Lin-Manuel Miranda Takes the Reins on a Love Letter to Artists | Netflix
Oscar®-nominated tick, tick… BOOM! actor Andrew Garfield, co-star Vanessa Hudgens, screenwriter Steven Levenson and producers Julie Oh and Julie Larson speak to first-time filmmaker Lin-Manuel Miranda's helming late theater legend Jonathan Larson's love letter to artists everywhere. Subscribe: https://bit.ly/36dnr0k Find Netflix Film Club on: ➡️INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/netflixfilm ➡️TWITTER: https://twitter.com/NetflixFilm About Netflix: Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 214 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries, feature films and mobile games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. tick, tick… BOOM! | Lin-Manuel Miranda Takes the Reins on a Love Letter to Artists | Netflix https://www.youtube.com/netflixfilmclub On the brink of turning 30, a promising theater composer navigates love, friendship and the pressure to create something great before time runs out.news.yahoo.com
'Encanto,' 'House of Gucci' fuel Thanksgiving box office
Thanksgiving weekend moviegoing was still far from the feast it normally is, but Disney’s “Encanto” and the Lady Gaga-led “House of Gucci” both gave a lift to two genres that have been particularly battered by the pandemic: family movies and adult dramas.
New this week: Will Smith, 'Tick, Tick... Boom!' and Adele
This week’s new entertainment releases include a much-anticipated album from Adele, a documentary about Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction during the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show and Will Smith playing father and tennis guru to Venus and Serena Williams.
Hundreds gather for PEN America gala, hosted by Awkwafina
PEN America held one of New York’s first major indoor literary gatherings since the pandemic began last year, as hundreds met Tuesday night for the organization’s annual gala to honor writers, community servants, political dissidents and such prominent public figures as Walt Disney executive chair Robert A.
"Rent" stars Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp reflect on the groundbreaking musical's 25th anniversary – and how it set the stage for "Hamilton"
The credit goes to director Michael Greif and Jonathan Larson, who wrote the book, music and lyrics for the musical. "He was convinced he had the chance to change the face of musical theater," Rapp, who played the struggling filmmaker Mark, said of Larson's legacy. Millions of people around the world have fallen in love with the words and music that Jonathan Larson created. "Jonathan Larson changed my life by believing in me and seeing the talents in me," Menzel told CBS News. Later this year, the world will hear more about Jonathan Larson when "Tick, Tick...Boom!cbsnews.com
Joaquin Castro says lack of Latinos at Golden Globes is 'unacceptable'
While the nation watched the Golden Globes Sunday evening, Joaquin Castro noticed a lack of Latino actors, writers, and creators in the award show. "Latinos are almost completely missing at the @goldenglobes – it's unsurprising and unacceptable," the San Antonio native politician said. "The film industry must address the pernicious lack of opportunity and representation of Latino Americans. Twitter user Robert C. quote retweeted Castro's tweet and wrote that there are Latino writers, producers, and directors in waiting. Bustamante's film "La Llorona" was nominated for "Best Picture" for a foreign language film.mysanantonio.com
Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman used writing to overcome a speech impediment she had as recently as college
To many, Amanda Gorman's delivery of the her inaugural poem "The Hill We Climb" was one of the highlights of Inauguration Day on Wednesday. But what makes Gorman's delivery all the more remarkable is that as recently as college, Gorman struggled with a speech impediment. "I am proud to be in the speech difficulty club with you and President Biden and also Maya Angelou," Gorman told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Wednesday. (Cooper told Gorman he had a slight stutter as a child. See also:Meet 22-year-old Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. historyRead the full text of Amanda Gorman's inaugural poem 'The Hill We Climb'What George Takei learned about resilience from his dad making art in Japanese internment campcnbc.com
Netflix is releasing a new movie every single week of 2021
Neflix says it's "kicking 2021 off with a bang" — and it appears that momentum will last all year. The streaming service is set to release a new movie every single week of 2021, the company announced on Tuesday. Not only is the 2021 movie slate star-studded, but many of the films are created by award-winning filmmakers, including Adam McKay, who is behind movies like "Vice" and "The Big Short." Plus, popular Netflix films like "To All the Boys" and "The Kissing Booth" will get the final installments in their trilogies. With some movie theaters starting to fail — even before the pandemic hit — and many people staying at home, streaming services like Netflix are receiving more and more content.cbsnews.com
Reaction to the death of AIDS activist, writer Larry Kramer
(AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)NEW YORK Reaction to the death of Larry Kramer, the AIDS activist and playwright who turned his fury into mass protests and helped raise the profile of the disease:"If you remember the early days of the AIDS crisis then you remember Larry Kramer. Author and fellow founder of the Gay Men's Health Crisis Edmund White, in a statement. His anger was needed at a time when gay mens deaths to AIDS were being ignored by the American government. Elton John, in a statement. Thank you, Larry Kramer. Lin-Manuel Miranda, via Twitter. ___Rest in power to our fighter Larry Kramer.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' is skipping theaters, coming to Disney+ on July 3
(L-R) Phillipa Soo, Christopher Jackson, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Ramos attend Lin-Manuel Miranda's final performance of "Hamilton" on Broadway at Richard Rodgers Theatre on July 9, 2016 in New York City. The filmed version of the Tony Award-winning musical "Hamilton" will arrive on Disney's streaming platform on July 3, the company and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed Tuesday. The addition of "Hamilton" to Disney's streaming service could lead to a spike in subscribers. As of May 4, Disney+ had 54.5 million subscribers. Disney has said that it expected Disney+ to gain between 60 million and 90 million subscribers worldwide by 2024.cnbc.com
'Hamilton' is coming to movie theaters October 2021 and 'the box office potential is massive'
(Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)A filmed version of the Tony Award-winning musical "Hamilton" will arrive on the big screen in 2021, creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda announced Monday. Disney was ultimately tapped as the distributor and will bring the filmed version of the Pulitzer and Olivier-winning musical to movie theaters on Oct. 15, 2021. "I'm so proud of what Tommy Kail has been able to capture in this filmed version of Hamilton," Miranda said in a statement. We're excited to partner with Disney to bring the original Broadway company of Hamilton to the largest audience possible." Typically, filmed versions of live Broadway musicals and plays find a home on public cable networks like PBS or straight to home video.cnbc.com
Hamilton Spoof Spamilton: An American Parody is a Hilarious Tribute to the Musical Theater Phenom
Using rap, hip-hop and R&B, Miranda re-tells the life story of Americas first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. The musical won a Pulitzer Prize, eleven Tony awards and a Grammy, among many other plaudits. Inits 2015, and admitted #hamilfans, Barack and Michelle Obama tuck themselves in to bed to the sounds of the opening song on thecast album. The casual Lin-Manuel Miranda or musical theatre fan will likely have a good time, even if they dont get all of the references. For theaficionado and especially those #hamilfans who werent able to get a ticket to last years national tour, however,will move you to Raise a Glass toand to Broadway.sacurrent.com
Lin-Manuel Miranda-Approved Spamilton, a Hamilton Parody, Taking Over the Majestic Theatre Stage This Month
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Lin-Manuel Miranda is happy his 'Hamilton' success happened 'a little later in my life'
If you haven't found massive success as a young person, that might be a good thing according to "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. "I am so grateful that the success of 'Hamilton' happened sort of a little later in my life," Miranda, 39, said at the American Express Big Future of Shopping Small event in New York City on Thursday. Miranda received Kennedy Center Honors in 2018, and "Hamilton" tickets on Broadway still sell for hundreds of dollars each. Though Miranda had already experienced success before "Hamilton" (he wrote and starred in the Tony- and Grammy-award winning 2008 Broadway play "In the Heights"), it soared to a new level. For example, "In the wake of 'Hamilton's' success, I got pitched a lot of stuff," Miranda said Thursday.cnbc.com
Anthony Ramos on Telling Stories Through His Music & Extra Special Connection to 'In the
"I know Usnavi [de la Vega], that's Leo from the corner store. And there is certainly a place for Ramos: On Broadway, Hollywood and the music industry. "In the Heights is one of the greatest experiences of my life," Ramos perks ups as he talks about the project. His In the Heights experience also included hanging out with Marc Anthony on the set, and sharing stories with the Latin music icon. Just tell your story, write, write, write and don't be ashamed.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's new show opens on Broadway
Lin-Manuel Miranda is coming back to Broadway. "Freestyle Love Supreme" is set to hit the Great White Way in the fall. NEW YORK - Lin-Manuel Miranda's new improvisatory hip-hop musical show opens today on Broadway. "Freestyle Love Supreme" was co-created by Thomas Kail, Anthony Veneziale, and Lin-Manuel Miranda of "Hamilton" fame. Other occasional performers for the Broadway run include Christopher Jackson, Wayne Brady and Daveed Diggs -- who played George Washington, Aaron Burr, and Thomas Jefferson in "Hamilton," respectively.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin and More Celebrate Puerto Rico Governor's Resignatio
"QUE VIVA PUERTO RICO !!!!!!" J Balvin also weighed in, commemorating the occasion with a tweet reading, "FELICIDADES PUERTO RICO." FELICIDADES PUERTO RICO J BALVIN (@JBALVIN) July 25, 2019The people of Puerto Rico have shown the world what can happen when a united public demands justice and accountability with a clear voice, he said in a statement. Now they must choose what comes next, and Congress must listen. @RepGrijalvaCS https://t.co/pofiuFIdiG Wilson Cruz (@wcruz73) July 25, 2019ASI Puerto Rico! RELATED CONTENT:2019 Premios Juventud: The Best Moments, From Daddy Yankee's Puerto Rico Speech to Maluma's Family MomentFarruko Teams Up With HBO Latino for Concert Special in Puerto Rico (Exclusive)Ricky Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda and More Support Puerto Rico ProtestOprah Winfrey Commits $2 Million to Puerto Rico After Being Inspired by Lin-Manuel Miranda