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Date Of Birth:
September 10, 1856
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April 02, 1932 (75)
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VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Delivers Commencement Address to Wesleyan University StudentsVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Delivers Commencement Address to Wesleyan University Students
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2015

This weekend, Tony Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda delivered the commencement speech to his alma mater, Wesleyan University. In his address, he relates the ticking clock of life to characters from HAMILTON, talks about 'not throwing away my shot,' and more. Check out the entire speech below! (more...)

Terrace Plaza Playhouse to Present 1776, 6/12-7/25Terrace Plaza Playhouse to Present 1776, 6/12-7/25
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Terrace Plaza Playhouse will present 1776, opening 12 June - 25 July, 2015 and running every Friday, Saturday and Monday evening at 7:30 PM. There will be NO SHOWS on July 4 and 24. (more...)

Watch HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. Recreate Classic 'Got Milk?' TV SpotWatch HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. Recreate Classic 'Got Milk?' TV Spot
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2015

HAMILTON star Leslie Odom Jr. appears in a new re-enactment of the 1993, Got Milk? advertising campaign. (more...)

Photo Coverage: HAMILTON and BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Win at the Drama Critics Circle Awards!Photo Coverage: HAMILTON and BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Win at the Drama Critics Circle Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2015

The New York Drama Critics' Circle previously named Between Riverside and Crazy, by Stephen Adly Guirgis, best play of the 2014-15 season. Hamilton was named best musical. The selections were made at the organization's 80th annual voting meeting, at the offices of Time Out New York in Manhattan. The awards were presented at a private cocktail reception last night, May 19. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special celebration below! (more...)

2015 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards Go to HAMILTON and More Tonight2015 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards Go to HAMILTON and More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The New York Drama Critics' Circle previously named Between Riverside and Crazy, by Stephen Adly Guirgis, best play of the 2014-15 season. Hamilton was named best musical. The selections were made at the organization's 80th annual voting meeting, at the offices of Time Out New York in Manhattan. The awards will be presented at a private cocktail reception tonight, May 19. (more...)

SMT to Co-Produce All-Female 1776SMT to Co-Produce All-Female 1776
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Seattle Musical Theatre, Seattle's oldest musical theatre house, and West Seattle's Twelfth Night Productions are co-producing the nascent Reboot Theatre Company's maiden production of an all-female 1776 (Book by Peter Stone; Music and Lyrics by  Sherman Edwards; Based on a concept by Sherman Edwards). This beloved Tony winner celebrates the founding of the United States of America with what is widely considered one of the most intelligent librettos in musical history. With Keith A. Gehrig at the directorial helm and music direction by Mark Rabe, 1776 runs one weekend only June 25-28, 2015 at Seattle Musical Theatre in Magnuson Park. For tickets ($20), visit www.brownpapertickets.com (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps Cut Song from HAMILTON!STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps Cut Song from HAMILTON!
by Stage Tube - May 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 start performances on Broadway on July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where tickets are already on sale. Below, watch as Miranda raps a cut song form the production about the administration of our second President, John Adams! (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Lead FUNNYMAN at NorthlightGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Lead FUNNYMAN at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the cast for the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's Funnyman, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season. The cast includes George Wendt, Tim Kazurinsky, Amanda Drinkall, Steve Haggard, Rob Lindley and an additional role to be announced. Funnyman, directed by BJ Jones and developed through Northlight's Interplay series, runs September 11-October 18, 2015 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

Comcast Awards $70,000 In Scholarships To 61 Virginia High School SeniorsComcast Awards $70,000 In Scholarships To 61 Virginia High School Seniors
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

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STAGE TUBE: 17-Year-Old Lin-Manuel Miranda Was Inspired by RENT to Write MusicalsSTAGE TUBE: 17-Year-Old Lin-Manuel Miranda Was Inspired by RENT to Write Musicals
by Stage Tube - May 12, 2015

Today, May 12, at The Broadway League's Spring Conference, Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda talked about his first experience seeing RENT when he was 17 and how it inspired him to begin writing musicals. Click below to hear what he had to say! (more...)

Breaking News: Encores! 2016 Season to Feature CABIN IN THE SKY, 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ?Breaking News: Encores! 2016 Season to Feature CABIN IN THE SKY, 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ?
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2015

The 2016 season of New York City Center's Tony-honored Encores!series will open with Cabin in the Sky on February 10–14, 2016, followed by 1776 and Do I Hear a Waltz?. Jack Viertel is the artistic director of Encores!; Rob Berman is its music director. (more...)

HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares Emotional Off-Broadway Closing Night Rap With CastHAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares Emotional Off-Broadway Closing Night Rap With Cast
by Pat Cerasaro - May 6, 2015

HAMILTON says goodbye to Off-Broadway! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meg Ryan and Paul Rudd Attend HAMILTON Performance Closing WeekendPhoto Flash: Meg Ryan and Paul Rudd Attend HAMILTON Performance Closing Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 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 opened February 17, 2015 at the Public Theater. It has hosted an unprecedented number of A-list celebrity attendees from Jimmy Fallon to First Lady Michelle Obama. The latest to join the line-up of Hamilton visitors are actors Paul Rudd and Meg Ryan. Check out photos of the stars with the cast, below! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Closes Tonight at The Public Theater; Time for Broadway!Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Closes Tonight at The Public Theater; Time for Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 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, concludes its run tonight, May 3, at The Public Theater. But this is not the end of the road for the company. HAMILTON will start performances on Broadway on July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where tickets are already on sale. (more...)

Cher Attends HAMILTON & Raves, 'I'm Sobbing!'Cher Attends HAMILTON & Raves, 'I'm Sobbing!'
by Pat Cerasaro - May 2, 2015

Cher loves HAMILTON! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tina Fey, Tonya Pinkins, and More Visit HAMILTONPhoto Flash: Tina Fey, Tonya Pinkins, and More Visit HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - May 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 opened February 17, 2015 at the Public Theater. It has hosted an unprecedented number of A-list celebrity attendees from Jimmy Fallon to Bernadette Peters. The latest to join the line-up of Hamilton visitors are Patti Murin, Colin Donnell, Jeff Richmond, Tina Fey, and Tonya Pinkins. Check out photos of the stars with the cast, below! (more...)

Joss Whedon 'Inspired' by Lin-Manuel Miranda; Calls HAMILTON a 'Breathtaking Experience'Joss Whedon 'Inspired' by Lin-Manuel Miranda; Calls HAMILTON a 'Breathtaking Experience'
by Movies News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Among the director's biggest pop culture inspiration's is HAMILTON creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and calls his recent visit to see the new musical now playing at the Public Theatre a 'breathtaking experience.' (more...)

Lisa Roberts Releases Children's BookLisa Roberts Releases Children's Book
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Although they probably studied them in school, most Americans don't remember that much about Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, the men President Thomas Jefferson dispatched in 1804 to explore the Northwest lands the U.S. acquired through the Louisiana Purchase. In addition, few Americans can recall the actual role Sacagawea, the only female member of the expedition, played in this famous 16-month trek that led the group from St. Louis, Missouri, west to the Pacific Ocean. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Tweets Tony Congrats to Both Nominees & Snubs!Lin-Manuel Miranda Tweets Tony Congrats to Both Nominees & Snubs!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter to sum up today's news of the 69th Annual Tony Award nominations as only he could: (more...)

Eva Longoria & Rita Moreno Share Selfie With Lin-Manuel Miranda Backstage At HAMILTONEva Longoria & Rita Moreno Share Selfie With Lin-Manuel Miranda Backstage At HAMILTON
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 27, 2015

HAMILTON feels the Latin love! (more...)

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