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Susan Egan Weighs in on HAMILTON Controversy in Response to Larry O'ConnorSusan Egan Weighs in on HAMILTON Controversy in Response to Larry O'Connor
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Following the curtain speech made by the Broadway cast of Hamilton to Vice President-elect Mike Pence that took over the Internet, the resultant aftermath included an article from Hot Air writer Larry O'Connor (formally known by the alias 'Stage Right') titled 'And this is why I was a closeted conservative when I worked on Broadway' (sic). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore Honored with Fred Ebb AwardPhoto Coverage: Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore Honored with Fred Ebb Award
by Walter McBride - Nov 29, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation just presented the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, last night in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. (more...)

12th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presented Tonight to Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore12th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presented Tonight to Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, tonight from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Randy Rainbow Weighs in on Pence at HAMILTON with a Message for Donald TrumpSTAGE TUBE: Randy Rainbow Weighs in on Pence at HAMILTON with a Message for Donald Trump
by Stage Tube - Nov 22, 2016

On Friday night Vice President-elect Pence, paid a visit to Broadway's revolutionary mega-hit, Hamilton and he received a less than enthusiastic reception. At the conclusion of the show, the production's current Aaron Burr, Brandon Victor Dixon, read a statement to the Vice President-elect on behalf of the company, available here. Now Randy Rainbow has weighed in on the controversy! (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Responds to Critics on 'The View'VIDEO: HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Responds to Critics on 'The View'
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon discussed Vice President elect Mike Pence's recent controversial visit to the Broadway musical, and responded to critics who believe that the statements made by the cast following the show, may not have been the right and place to be made.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/15/2016 - 11/22/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 11/15/2016 - 11/22/2016
by - Nov 22, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 11/15/2016 - 11/22/2016. (more...)

Update: Trump Supporter Who Interrupted HAMILTON In Chicago Charged With Criminal TrespassingUpdate: Trump Supporter Who Interrupted HAMILTON In Chicago Charged With Criminal Trespassing
by Alan Henry - Nov 21, 2016

BroadwayWorld has learned that a Trump supporter interrupted the Saturday evening performance of Hamilton in Chicago. An audience member seated in the balcony allegedly shouted 'We won! You Lost! Get over it! F*ck you!' during the number 'Dear Theodosia.' (more...)

HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Talks Mike Pence Visit on CBS THIS MORNINGHAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Talks Mike Pence Visit on CBS THIS MORNING
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon stopped by CBS THIS MORNING to speak about Mike Pence's visit to the November 18th performance of the hit Broadway show. (more...)

Breaking News: Mike Pence Talks HAMILTON 'Great, Great Show' and Was He Offended?Breaking News: Mike Pence Talks HAMILTON 'Great, Great Show' and Was He Offended?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2016

On Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Vice President-elect Mike Pence about his experience seeing HAMILTON, and the post-show speech by the cast which has ignited an online controversy.  (more...)

Trump Hits HAMILTON Again on Twitter - 'highly overrated, should immediately apologize'Trump Hits HAMILTON Again on Twitter - 'highly overrated, should immediately apologize'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2016

Just when you thought it might be over, President-elect Donald Trump again sounded off about Broadway's HAMILTON on Twitter early Sunday morning. (more...)

Trump Supporter Shouts Profanities And Interrupts HAMILTON In ChicagoTrump Supporter Shouts Profanities And Interrupts HAMILTON In Chicago
by Alan Henry - Nov 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld has learned that a Trump supporter interrupted the Saturday evening performance of Hamilton in Chicago. An audience member seated in the balcony allegedly shouted 'We won! You Lost! Get over it! F*ck you!' during the number 'Dear Theodosia.' (more...)

Broadway to Trump: Sit Down, DonBroadway to Trump: Sit Down, Don
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

In a show of solidarity and support for their fellow artists, however, Broadway took to Twitter to express gratitude to the Hamilton cast and plea anew with Trump to respond to the rise in hate crimes since his election, the truth behind his settlement deal for defrauding thousands of Trump University students, and his plans to appoint known white nationalists—including Jeff Sessions, who, during the 1980s, was deemed too racist to be a federal judge—to his future cabinet. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

In the latest development of this ongoing battle, the hashtag #BoycottHamilton has been trending for the past six hours. Considering the fact that the musical juggernaut is sold out into next year, coupled with the recent Trump Cup 'boycott,' (which involves customers providing 'Trump' as their name when purchasing a drink at Starbucks), it remains unclear if the Trump supporters who instigated the hashtag understand how a boycott works. (more...)

READERS RESPOND: Cast of HAMILTON's Call for UnityREADERS RESPOND: Cast of HAMILTON's Call for Unity
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

As reported by BroadwayWorld, last night Vice President-Elect Mike Pence attended a performance of Hamilton on Broadway, where he was met with disdain from audience members. Following the curtain call, the cast of the production addressed Pence directly via a speech made by cast member Brandon Victor Dixon. Despite the fact that the speech was a call for unity and representation, Donald Trump has condemned the cast on Twitter, accusing them of 'harassing' Pence, and demanding an apology. (more...)

UPDATED: President-elect Trump Demands Apology from HAMILTON CastUPDATED: President-elect Trump Demands Apology from HAMILTON Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

This morning, Donald Trump sounded off on Twitter.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Cast Responds to Vice President Elect Mike Pence with Curtain Call StatementSTAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Cast Responds to Vice President Elect Mike Pence with Curtain Call Statement
by Stage Tube - Nov 18, 2016

Current Vice President-elect, Michael Pence, paid a visit to Broadway's revolutionary mega-hit, 'Hamilton' this evening and reports from inside the theater confirm a less than enthusiastic reception for the former governor of Indiana. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Theatre Communications Group's 2016 GalaPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Theatre Communications Group's 2016 Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 15, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) just honored playwright and actress Danai Gurira, producers Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, and the Vilcek Foundation and Rick Kinsel at their gala, last night at New York's Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

Audra McDonald at Center of SHUFFLE ALONG Insurance LawsuitAudra McDonald at Center of SHUFFLE ALONG Insurance Lawsuit
by Jessica Khan - Nov 14, 2016

Powerhouse Broadway couple Audra McDonald and Will Swenson just welcomed their new baby girl into the world, and the Broadway community can't wait to see what kind of star she'll grow into. But in the midst of this joy, the producers of SHUFFLE ALONG, which McDonald departed early due to her surprise pregnancy at the age of 45, has sued its insurer Lloyd's of London for refusing to cover the losses caused by the Tony winner's exit. (more...)

HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Set for Recurring Role on Starz Drama POWERHAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Set for Recurring Role on Starz Drama POWER
by TV News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Broadway's Brandon Victor Dixon, who currently takes on the role of Aaron Burr in the smash Broadway hit HAMILTON, will appear in a recurring role on the fourth season of the Starz drama POWER. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Performs 'We Are' at Close of Election NightVIDEO: HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Performs 'We Are' at Close of Election Night
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, who currently takes on the role of Aaron Burr in the smash Broadway hit HAMILTON, stopped by MTV's The People's Playhouse around midnight last night to perform 'We Are.' (more...)

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