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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 Coverage: HAMILTON Cast Celebrates Broadway Transfer at the Public Theater!Photo Coverage: HAMILTON Cast Celebrates Broadway Transfer at the Public Theater!
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 25, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Hamilton will be heading uptown next season! Lin-Manuel Miranda's newest musical, which opened to rave reviews last week, will arrive on Broadway this summer at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The show will start previews on July 13th and will open on August 6th. BroadwayWorld was there for the big announcement and you can check out photos from inside the celebration below! (more...)

BWW TV: The Big Announcement! Lin-Manuel Miranda, Oskar Eustis and More Celebrate HAMILTON's Broadway TransferBWW TV: The Big Announcement! Lin-Manuel Miranda, Oskar Eustis and More Celebrate HAMILTON's Broadway Transfer
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 24, 2015

BroadwayWorld confirmed earlier today that Hamilton will be heading uptown next season! Lin-Manuel Miranda's newest musical, which opened to rave reviews last week, will arrive on Broadway this summer at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The show will start previews on July 13th and will open on August 6th. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand today for the big announcement and brings you interviews with Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and more below! (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: It's Official, HAMILTON Sets Broadway Dates for July Previews, August OpeningBREAKING NEWS: It's Official, HAMILTON Sets Broadway Dates for July Previews, August Opening
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

It's official! BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that Hamilton is heading uptown! Lin-Manuel Miranda's newest musical, which opened to rave reviews last week, will arrive on Broadway this summer at the Richard Rodgers theatre. The show will start previews on July 13th and will open on August 6th. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Is HAMILTON Broadway-Bound This Spring?Rialto Chatter: Is HAMILTON Broadway-Bound This Spring?
by Rialto Chatter - Feb 23, 2015

When the Public Theatre announced HAMILTON's third extension earlier this month, rumors fizzled that the show would in fact transfer to Broadway in time for the 2015 Tony Awards eligibility cut off. Just today, however, the Public announced a special event for tomorrow afternoon, at which the 'HAMILTON creative team, producers and company along with the Public Theater staff at a special gathering to celebrate this new musical.' Could this mean that a Broadway transfer announcement is on its way? Check back tomorrow to find out! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 6-Year-Old Theatre Critic Iain Armitage Reviews HAMILTON!STAGE TUBE: 6-Year-Old Theatre Critic Iain Armitage Reviews HAMILTON!
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2015

He's at it again! 6-year-old theatre critic Iain Armitage has made his thoughts known about Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON, which just opened at the Public Theater. Check out what he thought about the new musical below! (more...)

BWW TV: History Has Its Eyes on HAMILTON- Go Inside Opening Night with Lin-Manuel Miranda & More!BWW TV: History Has Its Eyes on HAMILTON- Go Inside Opening Night with Lin-Manuel Miranda & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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 interviews with the company below! (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...)

Review Roundup: Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Opens at the Public - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Opens at the Public - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - 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, officially opens tonight, February 17 at The Public Theater. Let's see what the critics had to say... (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...)

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...)

BWW Interview: HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo Talks the Brilliance of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Finding 'Eliza', and More!BWW Interview: HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo Talks the Brilliance of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Finding 'Eliza', and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 15, 2015

Phillipa Soo, who plays 'Eliza Hamilton' just chatted with BroadwayWorld about the rehearsal process, sharing the stage with Lin-Manuel Miranda, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (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...)

Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske andEthan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

Sheldon Best Among 2015 Martin E. Segal Award Winners; Audra McDonald to Host Next Month's GalaSheldon Best Among 2015 Martin E. Segal Award Winners; Audra McDonald to Host Next Month's Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The recipients of the 2015 Martin E. Segal Awards, this year, expanded to encompass nominees from all of Lincoln Center's resident organizations, were announced today by Lincoln Center President Jed Bernstein. The awards will be presented at a special gala evening on the Adrienne Arsht Stage of Alice Tully Hall on March 2. (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...)

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