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STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Manila's IN THE HEIGHTS Curtain Call!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 SeriesPhoto 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!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 BandSTAGE 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 RehearsalsPHOTO 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 & 3STAGE 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 WorkshopSTAGE 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'!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 StrollSTAGE 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'!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...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda on MODERN FAMILY Role: Lin-Manuel Miranda on MODERN FAMILY Role: "I had to learn to speak dog" - Episode Airs Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2011

Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to guest star on ABC's hit comedy 'Modern Family.' Miranda will star as a dog trainer who helps out Gloria, played by Sofia Vergara. BroadwayWorld has learned that the episode featuring Miranda will air Wednesday, May 11th at 9 PM. (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda's MODERN FAMILY Episode Set to Air 5/11Lin-Manuel Miranda's MODERN FAMILY Episode Set to Air 5/11
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2011

Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to guest star on ABC's hit comedy 'Modern Family.' Miranda will star as a dog trainer who helps out Gloria, played by Sofia Vergara. BroadwayWorld has learned that the episode featuring Miranda will air Wednesday, May 11th at 9 PM. (more...)
Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosts THE TIMING OF A DAY TalkbackPhoto Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosts THE TIMING OF A DAY Talkback
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2011

On Wednesday, March 30, 2011, The Timing of a Day opened its run at Center Stage, NY before a capacity crowd at its Benefit Gala Performance. Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway's In The Heights) was on hand to a host a post-show conversation on-stage with the cast (Justin Anselmi, Miguel Govea, Nik Kourtis and R. Elizabeth Woodard), playwright Owen Panettieri, director Joey Brenneman and producing team. (more...)
Universal Pictures Drops IN THE HEIGHTS FilmUniversal Pictures Drops IN THE HEIGHTS Film
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2011

Today, the word is that Universal Pictures has removed the planned IN THE HEIGHTS movie from its projects, according to Deadline.com. Though the project carries with it only a price tag of about $37 million, Universal didn't see any firm commitments on big names in the supporting roles. (more...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 2nd, 2011'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 2nd, 2011
by Paul W. Thompson - March 2, 2011

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Various happenings at Broadway In Chicago, new musicals at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 'Follies,' 'Into The Woods,' 'Porgy And Bess,' more.... (more...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 19th, 2011'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 19th, 2011
by Paul W. Thompson - January 19, 2011

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. '9 To 5,' 'Wicked,' 'Working,' 'Spamalot,' Hollis Resnik, 'Tomorrow Morning,' more.... (more...)
Miranda, Whitty, Blankenbuehler Talk BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2011

The Alliance Theatre announces the world premiere of Bring It On: The Musical, which will make its debut on the Alliance Stage on January 15, 2011. The high-stakes world of competitive cheerleading meets the cutthroat rivalries of high school politics in this daring and explosive new musical comedy. The star-studded creative team behind the production has crafted an original with all new characters and storylines that is certain to surprise and delight audience members. (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda Returns to IN THE HEIGHTS for Show's Final 2 WeeksLin-Manuel Miranda Returns to IN THE HEIGHTS for Show's Final 2 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - December 25, 2010

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that IN THE HEIGHTS will play its final performance on Broadway on January 9, 2011. Returning to the show on December 25th will be its original, Tony-winning star (and creator) Lin-Manuel Miranda as Usnavi. (more...)
IN THE HEIGHTS to Close January 9, 2011; Miranda to Return December 25IN THE HEIGHTS to Close January 9, 2011; Miranda to Return December 25
by BWW News Desk - October 27, 2010

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that IN THE HEIGHTS will play its final performance on Broadway on January 9, 2011. Returning to the show on December 25th will be its original, Tony-winning star (and creator) Lin-Manuel Miranda as Usnavi. (more...)
BWW TV: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks HEIGHTS MovieBWW TV: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks HEIGHTS Movie
by Audra Stafford - July 23, 2010

BroadwayWorld reporter Audra Stafford went behind the scenes of HEIGHTS with Miranda to talk about revisiting the role he made famous on Broadway on the road and here, about the upcoming film version of IN THE HEIGHTS. (more...)
BWW TV: Miranda Talks HEIGHTS on the RoadBWW TV: Miranda Talks HEIGHTS on the Road
by Audra Stafford - June 30, 2010

Broadway/L.A. presented the opening of the Pantages Theatre engagement of IN THE HEIGHTS on June 23, 2010. The show, which won four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical as well as the 2008 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album, will now play through Sunday, July 25th. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award®-winning creator, composer-lyricist and original star of Broadway's IN THE HEIGHTS, reprises the lead role of ‘Usnavi' in the shows Southern California premiere engagement at the historic Pantages Theatre. BroadwayWorld reporter Audra Stafford went behind the scenes of HEIGHTS with Miranda to talk about revisiting the role he made famous on Broadway on the road. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosts Hispanic Federation Anniversary GalaPhoto Coverage: Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosts Hispanic Federation Anniversary Gala
by Jennifer Forchelli - April 30, 2010

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tony & Grammy award-winning creator & composer of hit Broadway musical In The Heights hosted The Hispanic Federation's 20th Anniversary Gala as the organization honored five Latino trailblazers including Miranda's mentor and father Luis A. Miranda, founding president of the Hispanic Federation; Nina Garcia, the New York Times Best-Selling author and judge on hit show Project Runway, Angel Sánchez; world-renowned Latin American fashion designer; Mike Fernandez, Vice-President of State Farm Insurance; Willie Colon, internationally acclaimed recording artist and humanitarian. The night of celebration, held at the Waldorf Astoria, included a special performance by Willie Colon. Project Runway star Tim Gunn also made a special appearance, alongside Broadway stars Corbin Bleu and Karen Olivio. BroadwayWorld was there to capture the evening's starry arrivals. (more...)
Klein Hired to Adapt IN THE HEIGHTS for Film; Filming to Start in AugustKlein Hired to Adapt IN THE HEIGHTS for Film; Filming to Start in August
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2010

Variety is reporting that Marc Klein has taken over writing the adaption of In the Heights for the big screen. It was previously announced that the screenplay would be penned by the show's scribe, Quiara Alegria Hudes, but the team is looking to 'give the project a fresh set of eyes.' The paper also reports that Klein will be working closely with Lin-Manuel Miranda who will be reprising his starring role as they aim to start filming this August, in New York City. No other details have yet been revealed other than the expected addition of an additional song, written for the film. (more...)
Sutton Foster Inaugurates New Bway Playhouse; Miranda-Revised WORKING Slated for 2011Sutton Foster Inaugurates New Bway Playhouse; Miranda-Revised WORKING Slated for 2011
by Paul W. Thompson - April 6, 2010

Tony winner and Broadway legend Sutton Foster will come to Chicago for a weekend of performances this September, when 'An Evening With Sutton Foster' kicks off programming at the renovated and renamed Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, it was announced this morning. At a press conference at the theater, previously known as the Drury Lane Theatre, Water Tower Place, Lou Raizin, president of Broadway In Chicago, announced.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Corbin Bleu Talks IN THE HEIGHTS With Regis and KellySTAGE TUBE: Corbin Bleu Talks IN THE HEIGHTS With Regis and Kelly
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 18, 2010

Corbin Bleu recently visited Live With Regis and Kelly to talk about joining the cast of IN THE HEIGHTS on Broadway. (more...)

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