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Photo Coverage: HAMILTON Gets Starry! Denzel Washington, Aziz Ansari, Zachary Quinto, and Ann Curry Chill with HAMILTON CastPhoto Coverage: HAMILTON Gets Starry! Denzel Washington, Aziz Ansari, Zachary Quinto, and Ann Curry Chill with HAMILTON Cast
by Linda Lenzi - Aug 16, 2015

Celebrities of all kinds have been flocking to see HAMILTON ever since its run Off-Broadway at the Public Theatre, and this week saw stars of the screen in attendance. This weekend, actor and comedian Aziz Ansari, Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington, actor Zachary Quinto, and NBC journalist Ann Curry all caught the show. Below, check out photos of the stars with the cast! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Meryl Streep Stops By Richard Rodgers to Catch HAMILTON!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Meryl Streep Stops By Richard Rodgers to Catch HAMILTON!
by Walter McBride - Aug 14, 2015

The new musical Hamilton has book, music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also plays the title role. The musical is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire. Hamilton is inspired by Ron Chernow's biography 'Alexander Hamilton.' Meryl Streep just joined the long list of celebrities who have now seen the show, and BroadwayWorld was on hand to catch photos of the Hollywood living legend backstage with the cast! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON's Jon Rua Sets Dance to John Mayer's 'No Such Thing'STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON's Jon Rua Sets Dance to John Mayer's 'No Such Thing'
by Stage Tube - Aug 11, 2015

HAMILTON's Jon Rua is back at it! After reimagining the gym scene from WEST SIDE STORY last week, the choreographer recently tackled John Mayer's 'No Such Thing'. Check out the smooth moves below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: #HAM4HAM Continues! Lin-Manuel Miranda Reads Excerpt from Chernow's Biography Ahead of Opening NightSTAGE TUBE: #HAM4HAM Continues! Lin-Manuel Miranda Reads Excerpt from Chernow's Biography Ahead of Opening Night
by Stage Tube - Aug 6, 2015

The Ham4Ham mini-concerts continue for the dedicated fans who show up for the Hamilton lottery! Today, Lin-Manuel Miranda read the crowd the first five paragraphs from Ron Chernow's acclaimed Alexander Hamilton biography. Check it out below! (more...)

The World Was Wide Enough... Meet the Full Cast of HAMILTON, Opening Tonight on Broadway!The World Was Wide Enough... Meet the Full Cast of HAMILTON, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Aug 6, 2015

HAMILTON, the story of 'the ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,' opens tonight at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the full company and watch clips from the musical! (more...)

It's His Shot! Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Opens Tonight on BroadwayIt's His Shot! Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Alexander Hamilton, 'the ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,' storms Broadway tonight, August 6, when Lin-Manuel Miranda's new musical Hamilton opens at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St.).  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/4/2015 - Spanger Back in CHICAGO, WHORL INSIDE A LOOP and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/4/2015 - Spanger Back in CHICAGO, WHORL INSIDE A LOOP and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 4, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Amy Spanger heads back to the cell block, WHORL INSIDE A LOOP begins off-Broadway, GREY GARDENS starts at Bay Street and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON's Jon Rua Sets WEST SIDE STORY Gym Scene to 'Blurred Lines'STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON's Jon Rua Sets WEST SIDE STORY Gym Scene to 'Blurred Lines'
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2015

Ah, the togetherness! And the amazing dancing! HAMILTON ensemble member Jon Rua choreographed a reimagined version of the famed gym scene from WEST SIDE STORY, in which the Sharks and the Jets dance together instead of fighting. The whole dance is set to Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' “Blurred Lines”. Check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda & Cast Entertain Lottery Participants with BRING IT ON Mini-ConcertVIDEO: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda & Cast Entertain Lottery Participants with BRING IT ON Mini-Concert
by Stage Tube - Jul 30, 2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda continued his series of mini-concerts for the dedicated fans who showed up for Wednesday's lottery of the hit Broadway musical HAMILTON, now in previews at the Richard Rodgers Theater. (more...)

BWW Flashback: They're Non-Stop! Follow HAMILTON's Road to BroadwayBWW Flashback: They're Non-Stop! Follow HAMILTON's Road to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Alexander Hamilton, 'the ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,' comes to Broadway in the new musical HAMILTON, which just began previews last night at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St.). To celebrate the start of performances, we are flashing back to the show's road to the stage! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Brings Founding Father to Broadway Starting TonightLin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Brings Founding Father to Broadway Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Alexander Hamilton, 'the ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,' comes to Broadway in the new musical HAMILTON, beginning previews at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St.) tonight, July 13, prior to an official opening night on August 6. (more...)

VIDEO: Got HAMILTON? Tony-Winners Laura Benanti, Helen Mirren, and More Test Their HAMILTON Knowledge with Susan BlackwellVIDEO: Got HAMILTON? Tony-Winners Laura Benanti, Helen Mirren, and More Test Their HAMILTON Knowledge with Susan Blackwell
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda's latest musical, Hamilton has recently moved into the Richard Rodgers theatre in anticipation of previews, which begin tomorrow, July 13. With opening fast approaching, the team sent Susan Blackwell to see how well some of Broadway's best knew their Hamilton History. Take a look to see how Helen Mirren, Laura Benanti, Titus Burgess, and more did! (more...)

Photo Flash: In the Room Where it Happens! Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., and HAMILTON Cast RehearsePhoto Flash: In the Room Where it Happens! Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., and HAMILTON Cast Rehearse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda's latest musical, Hamilton has recently moved into the Richard Rodgers theatre in anticipation of a July 13 opening, and tech rehearsals just kicked off last week, on July 2nd. The team has been posting awesome behind-the-scenes photos all week, so BroadwayWorld brings you the latest shots below! (more...)

The Roots to Executive Produce HAMILTON Cast Album, Out This September!The Roots to Executive Produce HAMILTON Cast Album, Out This September!
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Lin Manuel Miranda took to Twitter today to reveal the news that The Roots' Questlove and Black Thought will be executive producing the Hamilton cast album, due out in September. (more...)

Photo Flash: IN THE HEIGHTS Star Crashes HAMILTON RehearsalsPhoto Flash: IN THE HEIGHTS Star Crashes HAMILTON Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda's latest musical Hamilton has recently moved into the Richard Rodgers theatre in anticipation of a July 13 opening, and tech rehearsals just kicked off last week. Today, the creator/star posted a backstage photo featuring he and IN THE HEIGHTS' Robin De Jesus enjoying a cup of joe (and listening to some jams?), along with the caption, 'Something weird is happening. Hamilton's cousin Sonny showed up and started hitting on Angelica.' Scroll down for a look! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek Inside Tech Rehearsals for HAMILTON's Broadway Run!Photo Flash: Sneak Peek Inside Tech Rehearsals for HAMILTON's Broadway Run!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda's latest musical, Hamilton has recently moved into the Richard Rodgers theatre in anticipation of a July 13 opening, and tech rehearsals just kicked off last week, on July 2nd. The team has been posting photos all weekend, so BroadwayWorld brings you the latest behind-the-scenes shots below! (more...)

Javier Munoz to Serve as HAMILTON Alternate for Broadway RunJavier Munoz to Serve as HAMILTON Alternate for Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Javier Muńoz will star as Alexander Hamilton, 'the ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,' once a week in the Broadway production of Hamilton. Hamilton will begin previews at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St.) on July 13 prior to an official opening night on August 6. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Behind-the-Scenes with HAMILTON Tech Rehearsals!Photo Flash: Go Behind-the-Scenes with HAMILTON Tech Rehearsals!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda's latest musical, Hamilton has recently moved into the Richard Rodgers theatre in anticipation of a July 13 opening, and tech rehearsals started just days ago, July 2nd. The team has been posting photos all weekend, so BroadwayWorld brings you the latest behind-the-scenes shots below! (more...)

AUDIO: Listen to a Brand-New Radio Spot for Broadway's HAMILTONAUDIO: Listen to a Brand-New Radio Spot for Broadway's HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 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 start performances on Broadway on July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. In preparation for its big opening, show just revealed a new radio spot - listen to it below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Epic Sneak Peek at HAMILTON's First Broadway Tech RehearsalPhoto Flash: Epic Sneak Peek at HAMILTON's First Broadway Tech Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Hamilton has just moved into the Richard Rodgers theatre in anticipation of a July 13 opening, and tech rehearsals started today, July 2nd. Creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda posted two new photos from behind the scenes today, and you can check them out below! (more...)

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