STAGE TUBE: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lindsay Mendez and Anthony Ramos in 'What the Heck I Gotta Do' from 21 CHUMP STREET
by Stage Tube - June 24, 2014
On June 7, Lin-Manuel Miranda's new mini-musical, 21 Chump Street, was featured at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's THIS AMERICAN LIFE as part of the 2014 'RadioLoveFest'. As a part of the event, nearly 50 actors, singers, dancers, musicians and comedians joined Ira Glass onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House...to try some things they'd never tried before. The result? Journalism turned into opera, into plays, into a Broadway musical. Below, check out 'What the Heck I Gotta Do' as performed by Lindsay Mendez, Anthony Ramos, Alex Boniello, Gerard Canonico, and Antwaun Holley. Click here to download music from the mini-musical now! (more...)
Music from Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 CHUMP STREET Available of iTunes!
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2014
Music from Lin-Manuel MIranda's new mini-musical, 21 Chump Street, is now available to download on iTunes. Featuring Lindsay Mendez and Anthony Ramos, the project was featured at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's THIS AMERICAN LIFE on June 7th as part of the 2014 'RadioLoveFest'. As a part of the event, nearly 50 actors, singers, dancers, musicians and comedians joined Ira Glass onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House...to try some things they'd never tried before. The result? Journalism turned into opera, into plays, into a Broadway musical. (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lindsay Mendez & More Featured in THIS AMERICAN LIFE's RadioLoveFest Show at BAM; Stream It Online Now!
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2014
The full video for THIS AMERICAN LIFE's 'wildest' show ever at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on June 7th as part of the 2014 'RadioLoveFest' is now available to stream online for just $5. Check out a video trailer for the program here, and hear the radio promo for the episode below! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Freestyle Love Supreme Discuss Best Freestyles Ever
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2014
Improvisational hip-hop troup, Freestyle Love Supreme, participated in a virtual round table discussion on Wednesday with Future of Storytelling (FoST), where members discussed their best moments on stage. The group performs at various venues in NYC, and even appears on the Pivot Network in a ten-episode series that exposes the nation to the much talked about live show. On stage, five performers, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Jackson, Chris 'Shockwave' Sullivan, Andrew Bancroft, Arthur Lewis, and Bill Sherman, take the crowd on a non-stop hip-hop improv ride, spinning cues from the audience into instantaneous riffs and fully realized musical numbers. (more...)
Lemon Andersen, Lin-Manuel Miranda Set for NYC Screening of THE WARRIORS Tonight
by Movies News Desk - May 18, 2014
The 1979 cult classic 'The Warriors', with an introductory performance by acclaimed poet Lemon Andersen., is the next screening in the 'Sunday Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda' series that features classic New York City films every month. It's set for tonight, May 18, 2014. Doors open at 4:00pm. Stage show begins at 5:00pm. Screening at 5:30pm. (more...)
Lemon Andersen, Lin-Manuel Miranda Set for NYC Screening of THE WARRIORS, 5/18
by Movies News Desk - May 12, 2014
The 1979 cult classic "The Warriors", with an introductory performance by acclaimed poet Lemon Andersen., is the next screening in the "Sunday Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda" series that features classic New York City films every month. It's set for Sunday, May 18, 2014. Doors open at 4:00pm. Stage show begins at 5:00pm. Screening at 5:30pm. (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda's FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Gets Full Season Order!
by TV News Desk - April 16, 2014
Lin Manuel turned to Twitter to share the breaking news that his original series Freestyle Love Supreme received a 10-episode order from Pivot network (more...)
STAGE TUBE: #TBT: Lin-Manuel Miranda Remembers IN THE HEIGHTS' Closing Night on Broadway
by Stage Tube - March 27, 2014
In honor of 'Throwback Thursday, IN THE HEIGHTS creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter today to remember the show's closing night on Broadway. He posted: '#TBT Closing Heights on Broadway. I feel a fair amount of the feelings in this montage.' Check out the video below! (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda's FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Set for LCT3, Now thru 3/22
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2014
Lincoln Center Theater presents an LCT3 Special Event - Freestyle Love Supreme, the popular live, improvised show featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer and star of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical IN THE HEIGHTS. Freestyle Love Supreme will play 4 performances only, today and tomorrow, March 21 and 22 at 7pm and 9pm, at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Pivot's FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Special, Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda!
by Stage Tube - March 8, 2014
Tonight, March 8, an original special Freestyle Love Supreme airs on Pivot at 10pm ET. The high-energy, completely improvised hip hop show, from the two creators of the award-winning Broadway hit 'In the Heights,' was filmed Thursday night in NYC. Check out the following two clips which feature improvised raps based on that night's audience suggestions. (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON MIXTAPE, SMASH, Superpowers and More in Reddit AMA
by BWW News Desk - March 5, 2014
Tony-winning composer/lyricist and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared on reddit this evening for an AMA (Ask Me Anything). He touched on everything from IN THE HEIGHTS' cut material and a possible film adaptation, to his new project HAMILTON MIXTAPE, his writing routine, what he's listening to and more. BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of our favorite quotes from the conversation. Check them out below! (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks IN THE HEIGHTS Movie Adaptation; Wants to 'Make It As Good as Possible'
by BWW News Desk - March 5, 2014
During an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on reddit today, Tony-winning composer/lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed all he knows about a possible IN THE HEIGHTS movie adaptation. (more...)
Alabanza! Lin-Manuel Miranda & Twitter Followers Showcase High School Productions of IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW Special Coverage - December 26, 2013
On Christmas Eve, IN THE HEIGHTS creator and original cast member Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter to share what he's thankful for this year: all of 2013's nationwide high school productions of 'HEIGHTS'. What started as a simple tweet grew into something much more by the end of the day, with Miranda sharing a multitude of photos and videos shared by the productions' performers. (more...)
STAGE TUBE Flashback: Lin-Manuel Miranda Surprises Wife Vanessa With 'To Life' Wedding Performance!
by Stage Tube - November 16, 2013
Something to warm up your Saturday evening -- a video of Lin-Manuel Miranda's has resurfaced on YouTube, and it will melt your heart! The Broadway composer and lyricist put together a suprise performance of 'To Life' from Fiddler on the Roof for his wife Vanessa on their wedding day in 2010. Get a flashback of their happy moment below! (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda to Guest Star on CBS's HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER!
by TV News Desk - September 27, 2013
More casting news from CBS' HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER! Joining the ninth and final season in a guest starring role will be Broadway's Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 14th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - August 14, 2013
The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Three major local premieres begin this week ('Next To Normal,' '9 To 5' and 'The Color Purple'), plus coverage of LOW's 'Cabaret,' two Cole Porter revues, busy Circle Theatre, 'Persuasion' is back, and 'In The Heights' and 'Hello, Dolly!' get their casts. It's a big Mosh Pit! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jaime Camil in 200 CARTAS!
by Stage Tube - August 9, 2013
Stage and screen stars Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jaime Camil lead 200 Cartas- a romantic comedy about the life of a Puerto Rican born in NY. One night, Raul meets Maria, a young Puerto Rican woman visiting New York. The night of their encounter, something dramatic happens and they are suddenly separated. Struck by love at first sight, he travels to Puerto Rico in search of this beautiful girl. This adventure will have him traveling around the island in search of his love. (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks HAMILTON MIXTAPE on WAMC
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2013
Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda's latest project is The Hamilton Mixtape, which recently concluded its run at Vassar College's Powerhouse Theater. The Hamilton Mixtape is a hip-hop song cycle about the life and death of Alexander Hamilton and showcases a fusion of Miranda's signature Latin, hip-hop and classic Broadway styles. Click here to listen to a recent interview with Miranda and WAMC, in which he chats about the new musical. (more...)
Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dayanara Torres at 200 CARTAS Premiere
by Oliver Oliveros - June 14, 2013
'200 Cartas,' a bilingual romantic comedy film, written and directed by Bruno Irizarry ('The Rum Diary,' 'Shut Up And Do It!'), which stars Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and 1993 Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, held its world premiere at United Palace of Cultural Arts in Washington Heights on Wednesday night. (more...)
AUDIO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Reveals First Song He Ever Wrote - 'The Garbage Pail Kids Are In Town'!
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2013
Lin-Manuel Miranda has just released on SoundCloud the first recorded song he ever wrote, which he found on the back of a Fisher Price Cassette. The song is called 'The Garbage Pail Kids Are In Town', and Miranda was almost 4 years old when he wrote the tune. Click below to listen! (more...)
Video: 200 CARTAS Trailer Released; Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dayanara Torres Star
by Oliver Oliveros - June 13, 2013
'200 Cartas, a bilingual romantic comedy, written and directed by Bruno Irizarry (The Rum Diary, Shut Up and Do It!), which stars Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and 1993 Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, held its world premiere at United Palace of Cultural Arts in Washington Heights last night. AMC Theatres in Times Square and the Bronx will screen the film starting tomorrow, June 14. (more...)
Freestyle Love Supreme, Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda, to Play Joe's Pub, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2013
The electric hip-hop improv group FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME will return to Joe's Pub at The Public on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 for a night of unforgettable beats and inspired freestyle rap. (more...)
Rita Moreno in Conversation with Lin-Manuel Miranda Set for Barnes & Noble, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - February 14, 2013
Barnes & Noble at 86th and Lexington Avenue will host 'Rita Moreno in Conversation With Lin-Manuel Miranda' on March 5, 2013. Moreno's book, 'Rita Moreno: A Memoir', will be released the same day. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Speaks at ASCAP's 'I Create Music' Expo
by Stage Tube - June 18, 2012
The Tony Award-winning writer and a starring cast member of Broadway musical In The Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda recently spoke at the 2012 ASCAP 'I Create Music' Expo about his songwriting background in musical theater and the songwriting process. Check out what he had to say below! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Manila's IN THE HEIGHTS Curtain Call!
by Stage Tube - March 17, 2012
A different kind of 'Lin-sanity' is happening in Manila! Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator, original leading man, and Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer of the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical In the Heights, visited the Philippines for the first time, and led, March 16, Friday night's opening night curtain call for Atlantis Productions' restaging of In the Heights - the show's first ever licensed production in Asia, which features an all-Filipino cast - at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City. (more...)