Lin-Manuel Miranda helps launch Latinx LGBTQ support program
“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, pop star Ricky Martin and award-winning actress/singer Michaela Jae Rodriguez will join the Hispanic Federation Tuesday to launch a new advocacy initiative serving Latinx LGBTQ+ communitiessun-sentinel.com
#OscarsBlackAF: Will Packer’s 94th Academy Awards Broadcast Delivers
Ariana DeBose kicked off the ceremony with a Best Supporting Actress win for her performance as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story. DeBose thanked Rita Moreno for opening the doors for other “Anitas like her and referred to herself as an openly Queer Afro-Latina, of which she is the first to win an Academy Award. Miranda, who was scheduled to appear, had to pull out of the broadcast after his wife tested positive for Covid-19. Upon winning the Best Actor award, Smith wept as he spoke of protecting his family of actors and producers as well as his wife. With his win, Smith becomes the fifth Black man to win the Best Actor Oscar in the history of the Academy Awards.thewestsidegazette.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.
Rosie Perez And Lin-Manuel Miranda Celebrate Major Latino Ballet Company
“Hamilton” star Lin-Manuel Miranda and “Fearless” actress Rosie Perez were part of Ballet Hispánico’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. One of the nation’s most prominent Latino dance groups, the company was founded in 1970 in New York by Tina Ramirez, a dancer and choreographer who since her early beginning studied ballet, modern dance and ethnic dance. The Ford Foundation designated Ballet Hispánico one of “America’s Cultural Treasures” last year, awarding the company $4.5 million over four years. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ballet Hispánico (@ballethispanico)Oscar-nominated Miranda and Perez were part of the virtual celebration on May 28, featuring performances by Ballet Hispánico and artists of the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance. Rosie Perez and Lin-Manuel Miranda Celebrate Major Latino Ballet Company first appeared on LatinHeat Entertainment.thewestsidegazette.com
"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
Lin-Manuel Miranda To Make Directorial Debut
Famed “Hamilton” playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda will make his film director debut in 2021 with “Tick, Tick… Boom!,” an adaptation of a 2014 musical he starred in. This will be the second time Miranda has worked on “Tick, Tick… Boom!” He starred in the off-Broadway revival of the musical in 2014. Miranda subsequently won the Pulitzer Prize for drama for the musical, and the “Hamilton” cast album also won a Grammy. Currently, he stars in the HBO dramatic series, “His Dark Materials.”Lin-Manuel Miranda To Make Directorial Debut was first published in LatinHeat Entertainment. The post Lin-Manuel Miranda To Make Directorial Debut appeared first on Zenger News.thewestsidegazette.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
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
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
Things to Do in Miami: Hamilton's Anthony Ramos at the Ground November 10, 2019
And to add a sparkle of romance to Ramos' upward trajectory, he became engaged to Hamilton costar Jasmine Cephas Jones earlier this year. Now the 28-year-old Ramos has released his deeply personal debut album, The Good & the Bad, which came out October 25. Ramos is set to visit Miami this Sunday, November 10, when he'll share selections from The Good & the Bad with fans at the Ground. The Good & the Bad was produced by musician and sound engineer Will Wells (Pentatonix, Logic) and channels Ramos' theatrical background and his Brooklyn roots. "The title is the heart of the album," Ramos says.miaminewtimes.com
A Look Ahead at 2019-20 Broadway Season in Miami
Every year, the Adrienne Arsht Centers Broadway in Miami series brings some of the Great White Ways biggest productions to the heart of the Magic City. In addition to hosting the jam-packed Broadway in Miami series, the Arsht Center also has an exciting season planned for Theater Up Close. The play counterpart to the musical lineup of Broadway in Miami, Theater Up Close's 2019-20 season will present works produced by only Miami-based companies a rarity for the Arsht Center. Begins Tuesday, October 29, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; arshtcenter.org. Subscription packages for the 2019-20 season start at $253 via arshtcenter.org.miaminewtimes.com
Bad Bunny, Ricky Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda want Puerto Rican governor out
Bad Bunny, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ricky Martin are calling for the resignation of Puerto Rican Gov. The site of the largest protests is at La Fortaleza, the official residence of the governor in San Juan. On Monday the Latin trap artist tweeted that he would be interrupting his current tour to join the protests in Puerto Rico. (Joe Raedle / Getty Image s) 19 / 23 Protesters in San Juan, Puerto Rico, demonstrate along a street leading to the governors mansion. (Thais Llorca / EPA-EFE / REX) 23 / 23 Nicole Lopez shows her national pride while joining other protesters calling for Puerto Rico Gov.latimes.com
The Ten Best Places to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in Miami for Free
Here are the ten best places in Miami to catch a free fireworks show on Thursday, July 4. Enjoy a free fireworks show among plenty of food and beverage choices. In addition to a free fireworks show and live performances by Yoli Mayer and Soulixer, there will be classic BBQ grub available for purchase. Other festivities include free face painting, live music, and a free fireworks show in the evening. CityPlace Doral is offering diners and shoppers a free fireworks show sponsored by Toast Vodka.miaminewtimes.com
Lost in the Bermuda Triangle, Hamilton
Lost in the Bermuda Triangle, Hamilton Scott Pelley's report on the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro; and, 60 Minutes director's cut of "Hamilton" offers more on the Broadway smash and may be last chance to see Lin-Manuel Miranda before he steps down.cbsnews.com
Who made the Time 100 most influential people list?
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, IMF chief Christine Lagarde and Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” are among this year’s Time 100 Most Influential People list. Time magazine editor Nancy Gibbs joins "CBS This Morning" to reveal the others who made the cut.cbsnews.com
"Hamilton": A founding father takes to the stage
"Hamilton": A founding father takes to the stage When Lin-Manuel Miranda sings about the drive of the "young, scrappy and hungry" immigrant, he's not singing about just any immigrant. He's singing about the man on the ten dollar bill, Alexander Hamilton. As Mo Rocca reports, Hamilton's musical journey to the stage is as revolutionary as the young revolutionary who helped create the America we know..cbsnews.com