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Date Of Birth:
March 07, 1970 (44)
Birth Place:
Cincinnati, OH, USA
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This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff will join the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' on Tuesday, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. The world premiere musical HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, has been extended three times at The Public due to sold-out demand and will close as scheduled on Sunday, May 3 prior to a Broadway transfer to the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning July 13 and opening August 6. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paper Mill Breaks Down 2015-16 Season Picture Game!Photo Flash: Paper Mill Breaks Down 2015-16 Season Picture Game!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Following the company's annual picture game, inspiring audiences to guess the upcoming season, Paper Mill has followed it up with a second image, this time explaining the first! (more...)

Breaking News: Menken, Slater & Palminteri's A BRONX TALE Musical to Debut at Paper Mill Next Year; Full 2015-16 Season Set!Breaking News: Menken, Slater & Palminteri's A BRONX TALE Musical to Debut at Paper Mill Next Year; Full 2015-16 Season Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The New York Times writes that the new musical version of A Bronx Tale, helmed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks, will debut at Paper Mill Playhouse as part of its 2015-16 season. The production will run February 4 - March 6, 2016. (more...)

'JOSEPH' to Resume Performances Tonight at TPAC'JOSEPH' to Resume Performances Tonight at TPAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center announces its offices will be open today and this evening's, Thursday, February 19, performance of the national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, will go on as scheduled at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Celebrate Opening Night of HAMILTON at the Public Theater!Photo Coverage: Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Celebrate Opening Night of HAMILTON at the Public Theater!
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 18, 2015

The world premiere production of HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, will run an additional four weeks through Sunday, May 3 with an official press opening last night, February 17 at The Public Theater. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening and you can check out photos from the big night below! (more...)

BWW Review: Revolutionary HAMILTON Is a Crowning AchievementBWW Review: Revolutionary HAMILTON Is a Crowning Achievement
by Michael Dale - Feb 17, 2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda's historical hip-hop musical is fine musical theatre disguised as freestyle. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Pics from Public Theater's HAMILTON- Opens Tonight!Photo Flash: New Pics from Public Theater's HAMILTON- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

The world premiere production of HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' byRon Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics byLin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, will run an additional four weeks through Sunday, May 3 with an official press opening tonight, February 17 at The Public Theater. Check out new photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Opens Tonight at The Public TheaterLin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Opens Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

The world premiere production of HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, will run an additional four weeks through Sunday, May 3 with an official press opening tonight, February 17 at The Public Theater. (more...)

BWW Interviews: David Rossetti of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOATBWW Interviews: David Rossetti of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by Cara Richardson - Feb 17, 2015

As the touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat makes its way to Nashville this week, I've taken the chance to interview the dance captain and swing of the production, David Rossetti. A Broadway actor with a career as a choreographer, David has a substantial and varied resume. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Headed to HBO?Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Headed to HBO?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

HAMILTON might not be headed to Broadway this season, but it could be making its way to the small screen soon. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Lin-Manuel Miranda's New Musical HAMILTON!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Lin-Manuel Miranda's New Musical HAMILTON!
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2015

HAMILTON began performances on Tuesday, January 20 and has been extended three times, through May 3, with an official press opening on Tuesday, February 17. This world premiere musical features a book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda; is inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow; with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler; and directed b yThomas Kail. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Tour to Play TUTS, 3/17-29JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Tour to Play TUTS, 3/17-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced that the new 2014/15 national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, will play March 17-29 at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Alabanza! Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps It Up On Broadway & Off - IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON, Etc.FLASH FRIDAY: Alabanza! Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps It Up On Broadway & Off - IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 6, 2015

Today we are celebrating the incredibly accomplished multi-award-winning performer, composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks the History Lesson That is His New Musical, HAMILTONLin-Manuel Miranda Talks the History Lesson That is His New Musical, HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, Hamilton will now run an additional four weeks through Sunday, May 3 with an official press opening on Tuesday, February 17, as BroadwayWorld reported yesterday. Miranda and some of his castmates recently chatted with the New York Times about the young men that they are playing. Miranda commented: 'Not just young people but people. We have deified them so much; they're on rocks in South Dakota. But they were people, and the flaws they had creep into everything we have now. The fights Jefferson and Hamilton have in the show are the fights we are still having.' (more...)

Breaking News: The Public Extends Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON; Broadway Transfer Won't Happen This SeasonBreaking News: The Public Extends Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON; Broadway Transfer Won't Happen This Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Following yesterday's reports that Lin-Manuel Miranda's new musical might be making the move to Broadway before the Tonys cut-off this season, The Public Theater has announced a third extension today for the world premiere production. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Headed to Broadway This Spring?Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Headed to Broadway This Spring?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

According to the New York Post, Lin-Manuel Miranda's new musical Hamilton, currently in an extended run through April 5 at the Public Theater, might cut its off-Broadway stay short in order to open on Broadway before April 23rd, the Tony Awards cutoff date. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 6-Year-Old Theatre Critic Iain Performs HAMILTON OpeningSTAGE TUBE: 6-Year-Old Theatre Critic Iain Performs HAMILTON Opening
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2015

6-year-old theatre critic Iain Armitage from Arlington, Va. hasn't reviewed Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON at the Public Theater yet, but he has performed an excerpt of the opening song. Watch him rap it out below, and stay tuned for his review! (more...)


by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2015

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Twitter Watch: Andrew Lloyd Webber on HAMILTON: 'It Raises & Changes the Bar for Musicals'Twitter Watch: Andrew Lloyd Webber on HAMILTON: 'It Raises & Changes the Bar for Musicals'
by BWW Staff - Feb 2, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote 'Just seen #Hamilton; it raises & changes the bar for musicals. Brilliant lyrics, staging, cast. Creator/lead @Lin_Manuel is special. ALW. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks HAMILTON's Inspiration, Score & More!Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks HAMILTON's Inspiration, Score & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

HAMILTON began performances on Tuesday, January 20 and has been extended twice through April 5, with an official press opening on Tuesday, February 17 at the Public Theater. This world premiere musical features a book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda; is inspired by the book 'AlexanderHamilton' by Ron Chernow; with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler; and directed byThomas Kail. The New Yorker's Rebecca Mead just profiled Miranda, writing about his writing process, time in ehearsals and more! Miranda told TNY: "I really got my 'Les Miz' on in this score, like being really smart about where to reintroduce a theme. In terms of how it accesses your tear ducts, nothing does it better than that show." (more...)

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