Listen: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Visit THE ENSEMBLIST Podcast
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2014
On this latest (super-exciting!) episode of The Ensemblist, Nikka and Mo interview three Tony-winning composers/lyricists who have created musicals filled with large ensembles. Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Lin-Manuel Miranda explain how they wrote some of the most memorable ensemble numbers of the past couple of decades. They discuss their inspirations, their support team, how they think of ensembles and ensemblists during the creation process, and what they look for when putting together an ensemble. (more...)
Tony Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda & Wife Expecting First Child!
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2014
Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and his wife, Vanessa Nadal, who have been married since 2010, made quite the announcement this morning: the two are expecting their first child - and soon! (more...)
Photo Flash: Inside FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME's Show at Joe's Pub with Lin-Manuel Miranda & More!
by BWW News Desk - October 14, 2014
A handful of celeb friends of 'Freestyle Love Supreme' turned out to support the celebrated musical improv troupe last night at Joe's Pub in New York City, as they unveiled the upcoming new 'Freestyle Love Supreme' television series, premiering this Friday, October 17 at 10:30pm ET/PT on Pivot. Guests included multi-platinum recording artist and musician Josh Groban, star of FX's 'You're the Worst' Desmin Borges, and 2014 Tony Award-winner James Monroe Inglehart. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks IN THE HEIGHTS at Wesleyan University
by Stage Tube - October 13, 2014
Tony-winning composer/lyricist and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda (Wesleyan University Alumnus '02) took a moment to speak about creating his musical IN THE HEIGHTS, which will be revived at the school's CFA Theater next month. See what he had to say below! (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda Presents GUYS & DOLLS Concert & Screening Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro - October 12, 2014
Tony Award-winning composer and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to present a unique concert event tonight, October 12, leading up to a special screening of classic movie musical GUYS & DOLLS. (more...)
Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Matt Tamanini - October 5, 2014
On Monday, October 6th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony, Emmy, Drama Desk, Obie winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda. Topics discussed include Miranda's upcoming new musical HAMILTON--which makes it's world premiere at the Public Theater in January, the Tony winning IN THE HEIGHTS, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL, AND 21 CHUMP STREET--The short musical Miranda wrote for NPR's 'This American Life.' (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda Returns to Wesleyan University for WHEN YOU'RE HOME Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2014
Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, who graduated from Wesleyan University in 2002, will soon speak about the creation of the musical In The Heights during his time at Wesleyan. The special event will take place tonight, September 23 (7:00 PM) at CFA Hall. (more...)
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...)