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...)
Photo Coverage: Lin-Manuel Miranda Previews New Material for Lincoln Center's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Series
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2012
Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook has returned to the Allen Room for its fourteenth season celebrating the diversity of American popular song. For 16 nights the series is exploring the best of the golden age of musical standards through to today's most dynamic songwriting. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the special event! (more...)
BWW TV: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Mandy Gonzalez Perform 'Empire State Of Mind' at AMERICAN SONGBOOK!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 12, 2012
TV: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Mandy Gonzalez Perform 'Empire State Of Mind' at AMERICAN SONGBOOK! Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook has returned to the Allen Room for its fourteenth season celebrating the diversity of American popular song. For 16 nights the series is exploring the best of the golden age of musical standards through to today's most dynamic songwriting. The series kicked off last night, January 11, with a concert by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The evening opened with a surprise appearance by his In The Heights co-star, Mandy Gonzalez, for a remix of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' Gotham anthem, 'Empire State of Mind'. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: 2nd National IN THE HEIGHTS Tour Meets Band
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 15, 2011
Exciting, passionate and historical. That's how Michael Balderrama, resident director and choreographer of In The Heights, has described the cast for the Second National Tour of the musical, who started rehearsals in New York last month. A brand new cast has been gathered to bring the award-winning show across the States. 'All of them are fresh, from top to bottom, there's no one who has been on the show before,' Balderrama explains. 'They're young, passionate and excited about being part of In The Heights'. All of them are people who are just inspired by the show' (more...)
PHOTO FLASH: 'In The Heights' 2nd National Tour in Rehearsals
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - September 22, 2011
The cast of the Second National Tour Of 'In The Heights' started rehearsals this month in New York City, and will kick off in Clemson on October 7th. BroadwayWorld was there to bring you a glimpse of this new tour and some comments from its director, Michael Balderrama! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Chats at Broadway Teachers Workshop- Parts 2 & 3
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 5, 2011
In the video below, Gordon Greenberg interviews Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda at the 2011 Broadway Teachers Workshop in New York City, where he talks about his childhood and shares some of the first songs he ever wrote. Click below to check out parts 2 and 3! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Chats at Broadway Teachers Workshop
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 2, 2011
In the video below, Gordon Greenberg interviews Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda at the 2011 Broadway Teachers Workshop in New York City, where he talks about his childhood and shares some of the first songs he ever wrote. Click below to check it out! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps for 'The Hamilton Mixtape'!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 28, 2011
As Miranda revealed last year, he's working on a new project: The Hamilton Mixtape, based on the life of Alexander Hamilton - yes, that Alexander Hamilton. 'Did you read Hamilton's biography? Every page is a hip-hop story, with so much of it echoing the tragic story of hip-hop figures: bastard orphan, entirely self-made man, self-taught, masterful at language, self-destructive tendencies, sex scandals,' Miranda said of his unusual subject. Check out 'Hamilton at 17' below! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Talk Uptown Arts Stroll
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2011
Among those speaking in support of the Uptown Arts Stroll is Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the 2008 Tony Award winner for Best Musical IN THE HEIGHTS. View Miranda and more discussing New York arts below! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Check Out Lin-Manuel Miranda on 'Modern Family'!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2011
Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda guest starred on ABC's hit comedy 'Modern Family' as a dog trainer who helps Gloria (Sofia Vergara) last night, May 11th. Says Miranda of his character in TV Guide: 'My character is this pathetic loser who Gloria can't say no to...I'm in her house, I have no business being there, but it's fun being in the middle of Gloria and Jay because they're my favorite couple on the show.' Click below to watch the episode! (more...)