Watch: Feature Documentary on Making of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ Now Online

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Last night, PBS  premiered “Hamilton’s America,” a feature documentary that takes audiences behind-the-scenes of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s critically-acclaimed, award-winning stage production, “Hamilton.” The documentary follows Miranda, his crew and cast during the two years leading up to the musical’s Broadway opening, and aired as part of… Continue Reading

Lin-Manuel Miranda: Broadway Diversity This Year Was a Fluke, But It’s Gotten Hollywood’s Attention

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After this year’s Tony Awards celebration, during which all four musical acting awards went to black actors (the first time in Tony Awards history), I published an item that questioned what the historic wins might mean, not just for Broadway actors… Continue Reading

Watch Leslie Odom Jr. Succinctly Break Down the Working Black Actor’s Dilemma + Broadway’s “Rare Moment”

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In the video below (courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables,), Leslie Odom Jr. of “Hamilton” succinctly breaks down a dilemma that many actors of color face, not only in theater, but also in film and TV, as he puts the… Continue Reading

A Film Adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Receives Weinstein Company Backing

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is certainly *the man* right now, thanks in large part to his smash Broadway musical, “Hamilton,” which continues to win over new fans who discover it. But before “Hamilton,” Miranda brought another musical to Broadway in March 2008… Continue Reading