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WGA Asks Tony-Nominated Guild Members Not to Attend Tony Awards

The Writers Guild of America has asked Tony nominees who are WGA members not to attend the Tony Awards on June 11, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The WGA recently sent out an email to Tony nominees, who are also guild members, saying that instead of attending, they may pretape acceptance speeches, in case of […]

Tonys to Move Forward With Unscripted, Televised Broadcast Amid Writers Strike

The Tony Awards will move forward with an unscripted, televised broadcast on CBS, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Ariana DeBose is still expected to helm the ceremony in some capacity and productions are expected to perform musical numbers during the ceremony, according to sources. The Tony Awards Management Committee asked the WGA for a waiver […]

Tribeca: David Fincher, Paul McCartney Talks and ‘New Jack City’ Reunion Screening Added to Lineup

The 2023 Tribeca Festival has added panel discussions with David Fincher, Paul McCartney and Patty Jenkins and reunion screenings of New Jack City and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, the latter of which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The annual New York festival, running from June 7-18, has announced the lineups for its Talks […]

Live-Action ‘Moana’ in the Works From Dwayne Johnson, Disney

Disney is setting sail with Moana once again, this time in vibrant live action. The studio has teamed with Dwayne Johnson to develop a live-action remake of its 2016 animated musical sensation. Johnson plans to return to the role of Maui, the grandiose demigod of the wind and sea. He will produce via his Seven […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda on His Return to Improv Show ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ in Las Vegas

Admittedly, Lin-Manuel Miranda hasn’t spent that much time in Vegas — only a handful of adventures — but all his trips to the Strip bear special recall. “I’ve been here once in college, once as an adult. The first was spring break senior year with three friends. Not a lot of time and even less […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda Boards ‘Percy Jackson’ Series at Disney+

The Percy Jackson series at Disney+ has found its messenger god. Tony, Emmy and Grammy award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda will have a recurring role in Percy Jackson and the Olympians, based on author Rick Riordan’s best-selling series of novels. Miranda will play Hermes, the messenger god who looks out for travelers and thieves and is […]

New Kander & Ebb Musical ‘New York, New York’ Heads to Broadway With Lyrics By Lin-Manuel Miranda

The new Kander & Ebb musical New York, New York will come to Broadway this spring.  The musical, which features music and lyrics by the Chicago and Cabaret team John Kander and the late Fred Ebb, and additional lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, will play Broadway’s St. James Theatre starting March 24, 2023. Opening night is […]

‘Hamilton’ Producers Donating Damages From Texas Church’s Unauthorized Performance to South Texas Equality Project

Just a day after the Texas Church that produced multiple unauthorized performances of an altered version of Hamilton stated it would pay damages, the show’s producers have announced plans to donate those funds. “Hamilton will be donating all damages paid by The Door Christian Fellowship McAllen Church to the South Texas Equality Project,” the production […]

Texas Church Issues Apology Over Unauthorized ‘Hamilton’ Shows, Confirms It Did Not Receive License to Stage Production

The McAllen, Texas, church that produced multiple unauthorized and altered performances of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton has apologized. In a statement posted to Instagram on Tuesday seemingly by The Door Christian Fellowship church’s pastor Roman Gutierrez, the ministry has issued a formal apology to Miranda, Hamilton’s producers and the “numerous others who have contributed their intellectual […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds to Texas Church’s “Illegal, Unauthorized Production” of ‘Hamilton’: “Now Lawyers Do Their Work”

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has responded publicly to a Texas church’s highly criticized production of Hamilton that was live-streamed earlier this month. The Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner shared a brief statement on Wednesday after the Door Christian Fellowship Ministries in McAllen, Texas, performed the musical last weekend. Those performances — including one which was […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda, ‘Hamilton’ Musical Launch Ham4Choice Fundraiser in Support of Organizations Providing Abortion Access

Lin-Manuel Miranda and his hit Broadway musical Hamilton are partnering with Prizeo on Ham4Choice, a fundraising campaign to support organizations providing abortion access and other reproductive health services. “We are devastated by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling eliminating the right to abortion which has been a right since 1973,” the production said in a statement. “In […]

‘Neptune Frost’ Directors on the Visionary Sci-Fi Musical Being “An Expression of How Revolution Starts”

Neptune Frost, the celebrated science-fiction film from musician, poet, actor and artist Saul Williams (Slam) and filmmaker, actor and DP Anisia Uzeyman (Tey), is a fever dream of revolution and an attempt to change today’s cultural algorithm, set in an otherworldly e-waste camp made of recycled computer parts –– with Williams’ original music as a soundtrack, offering much more […]