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Broadway Shows, With The Advantage Of Time Off And Protests, Have Quietly Made Changes

Many changes came about because actors requested some rethinking of words, lyrics, or choreography. Sally Hemings, for instance, no longer flirt-dances with Jefferson in Hamilton‘s “What Did I Miss?” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Featured, Theatre, Hamilton, Jefferson, Sally Hemings


Former “Hamilton” Cast Member, Black And Nonbinary, Files Discrimination Complaint Against Producers

Suni Reid, who’s done the show in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, alleges their contract wasn’t renewed because they requested a gender-neutral dressing room. Producers say they supported Reid, financially and otherwise, and withdrew the contract only after learning they were being sued. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Featured, Theatre, Los Angeles, Hamilton, Reid, New York Chicago, Suni Reid


The Story of My Life

We never stop discovering hidden treasures in The Story of My Life, the Broadway musical that New Line opens in a couple weeks at the Marcelle Theater in Grand Center. We ran the whole show for the first time last night, and for the first time on the set, and it went really well! Putting all the pieces together, even in a slightly rough form, reveals so much about this wonderful, intricately constructed, richly detailed musical! We originally (and over-optimistically) planned to do Something Ro...
Tags: Theatre, Live, Performing Arts, Broadway, Alvin, Alison, Hamilton, Broadway Musicals, Tom, Jeff, New World, Andrew Jackson, Scott Miller, Jeff Wright, Brian Hill, Grand Center


Disney's remaining movies for 2021 will premiere exclusively in theatres for up to 45 days, following the 'Black Widow' furore

The cast of Disney's "Eternals." Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney Disney said on Friday it will release the remainder of its 2021 movies exclusively in theatres. Musical "Encato" will play for 30 days, while another five movies will have a 45-day window. Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney in July for "Black Widow's" dual-release. See more stories on Insider's business page. Disney plans to release the remainder of its 2021 movies exclusively in theatr...
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Marvel, Theatre, Disney, US, Trends, Tech, Colombia, Delta, Streaming, Scarlett Johansson, Steven Spielberg, Hamilton, Streaming Media


Broadway’s Costume Shops Rush To Prepare For Reopening Nights

“As Broadway rolls out its return, costumers are again busy with the meticulous, mess-making handiwork that makes the industry sparkle onstage. … ‘When you need a costume for Hamilton, … you can’t just buy it from the 18th-century clothing shop down the street.'” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Hamilton


UC San Diego – Stuart Collection – Director

Organization Stuart CollectionAn important factor in creating a sense of belonging and a vibrant, welcoming campus for students, faculty, and staff is the use of physical space, including the activation of outdoor spaces through culturally diverse art. In addition to the 21 existing installations, the newest project, Concordance, by artist Ann Hamilton is well underway. Embedded in a prominent campus walkway, Hamilton’s work features the writings of authors and scholars from diverse backgrou...
Tags: Art, California, Uncategorized, United States, San Diego, Arthur C Clarke, Pacific Ocean, University Of California, Hamilton, Tijuana, University Of California San Diego, Kiki Smith, La Jolla, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, National Endowment


Broadway Ticket Sales, Including For Hamilton And Wicked, Are Slow

Broadway isn’t back, baby. Thanks, Delta. – CNBC
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Hamilton, Audience, 08.14.21


The Ghosts of Dick and Ockie & Their Eleven O'Clock Number

One of my favorite things is the mashup, combining two things that don't seem like they'd go together, but they actually make something wonderful. A good example is Head Over Heels, the sublime rock musical that marries a 16th-century comic romantic novel with the songs of The Go-Go's. New Line's production of Head Over Heels was rudely interrupted by the virus last year, but we're bringing it back next March. Another example is my own project, The Zombies of Penzance, a crazy mashup of Gilbe...
Tags: Amazon, Musicals, Horror, Theatre, Performing Arts, Broadway, Theater, George Romero, Dick, Hamilton, Finn, Poe, Broadway Musicals, Dickens, Sondheim, Rodgers


What Do Hamilton, Hermes, Usher, Celie, Evan, Benny, Haywood, and Bonnie & Clyde Have in Common?

Publishing a new book is like Opening Night, except without watching the show, and without seeing anybody afterward.Last November, I decided it was time to write about some of the amazing musicals of the last decade or so, which I have not yet gotten the privilege of working on. With my past several analysis books, every chapter was about a show I had directed here in St. Louis with New Line Theatre. And I wrote about the shows as we worked on them. Not only was it fun to write about our shows,...
Tags: New York, Musicals, Theatre, America, Live, Missouri, Performing Arts, Broadway, New Line, Theater, Jackson, St Louis, Miranda, Eddie, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda


‘Hamilton’ Has Grossed $650 Million. Why Did It Get At Least $30 Million In Pandemic Relief?

The Broadway production and each of the show’s touring companies are incorporated separately, and each corporation can qualify for a $10 million Shuttered Venue Operators Grant. Lead producer Jeffrey Seller talked to the Times to justify applying for the money and explain what it’s being used for. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Times, Hamilton, Jeffrey Seller, 06.29.21


Share the Joy: In Defense of Lost Horizon

New Line Theatre will have a 2021-22 season! I will get my life back! Woohoo!But we don't go back into rehearsal till August. So for now, I'm still solely a writer, and I have three projects I'm working on. One is a new book of musical theatre analysis, Hamilton and the New Revolution; the second is a new book of history and analysis of movie musicals, Play / Back; and the third is a sequel to the much beloved Shelly Shelby Shares the Spotlight.As I work on my movie musical book, I keep encount...
Tags: Europe, London, Musicals, Films, Theatre, America, Himalayas, Catherine, Maria, Hamilton, Broadway Musicals, Flops, 1970s, George, Chang, Conway


Why ‘In The Heights’ Took So Long To Become A Movie

The movie has been in development since 2008. “The project stalled for many years between different directors and studios, because executives wanted more well-known Latino actors to star, such as Shakira or Jennifer Lopez. They also wanted more stereotypical storylines for the characters, such as pregnancies and gang violence.” But Hamilton changed all that. – NBC
Tags: Art, Media, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Hamilton, 06.03.21


How In The Heights Became The Post-Pandemic Movie Of The Summer

Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose Hamilton, filmed, made Disney+ a lot of money last year (and ensured musical theatre fans had something to watch over and over and over again while actual theatres were shuttered), says that he really wanted In the Heights to come out as scheduled. “I felt like I was back in my 20s — ‘No, please, let’s put on the show!’ Next summer felt like forever away, and I was, like, ‘But it’s good! And the world needs it!’ But I’m grateful that cooler heads than mine kicked the m...
Tags: Art, Media, Disney, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, 06.02.21


New York’s Drama Book Shop, Saved By ‘Hamilton’, Set To Reopen

“[The] quirky 104-year-old Manhattan specialty store that has long been a haven for aspiring artists as well as a purveyor of scripts, will reopen next month with a new location, a new look, and a new team of starry owners — the Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as the show’s director, Thomas Kail, lead producer, Jeffrey Seller, and the theater owner James L. Nederlander,” who bought the store in 2019 after it lost its lease and closed. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York, Theatre, Manhattan, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Jeffrey Seller, James L Nederlander, 05.19.21


Sydney greets Hamilton with rapture and some misgiving – review

A triumphant performance as musical moves from Broadway and the West End to AustraliaIf the world is looking to Australia to lead its primary theatre markets into the future, then it need look no further than Hamilton, which has opened to rapturous applause and an extended standing ovation from a masked, Covid-safe audience at the Sydney Lyric.Hamilton in Australia might not seem like a natural success. The show’s often too-earnest reverence of its colonial founding mythology is at odds with our...
Tags: Australia, Theatre, World news, Australia news, Culture, Stage, Sydney, Broadway, West End, Hamilton, Sydney Lyric Hamilton


Hamilton review – Australian cast shines bright and brilliant in blockbuster Broadway show

The Lyric Theatre, SydneyA triumphant performance as musical moves from Broadway and the West End to AustraliaIf the world is looking to Australia to lead its primary theatre markets into the future, then it need look no further than Hamilton, which has opened to rapturous applause and an extended standing ovation from a masked, Covid-safe audience at the Sydney Lyric.Hamilton in Australia might not seem like a natural success. The show’s often too-earnest reverence of its colonial founding myth...
Tags: Australia, Theatre, World news, Australia news, Culture, Stage, Sydney, Broadway, West End, Hamilton, Sydney Lyric Hamilton


Australian Theatre Is Lighting The Way For The West End And Broadway

Actors get temperature-taking robots; there’s Hamiltizer for your hands if you’re rehearsing Hamilton; and then there are the actors who can’t hug – so Olaf and Elsa flash each other peace signs instead. Audience members have their own rules, and they won’t be at the stage door begging for selfies now either – but sales in Australia are strong and steady, giving producers and theatre workers hope. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Elsa, Australia, Theatre, Broadway, Hamilton, Olaf, 02.27.21, Hamiltizer


Tick Tock Goes the Clock! 25 Years!

Since the pandemic has forced me to focus on only one of my two passions, writing about musicals, but not making them, at least for a while still, an interesting thought crossed my artsy brain last night. It was twenty-five years ago that I wrote my first book of musical theatre analysis!The spark that started it was the still very new Sondheim Review (1994-2016), a wonderful magazine all about Uncle Steve's shows! For one of the earliest issues, the editor Paul Salsini asked me to write a piec...
Tags: Texas, Theatre, Harvard, Performing Arts, Theater, Verona, Steve, Hamilton, Broadway Musicals, Rocky Horror, George, West Side, Sondheim, American Idiot, Sweeney Todd, Scott Miller


Organize Your Information, ‘Til We Rise to the Occasion

I created this blog on January 1, 2007. Not long ago, it surpassed one million visitors. That's more than a bit mind-blowing, the idea that so many people have read my opinions, discoveries, revelations, both here and in my books. Thank you!The initial purpose of the blog was to document our creation process on each show we produce, both our progress through the process of learning music and blocking, polishing the show, etc.; but also my progress as I discover what makes the show tick, and als...
Tags: Amazon, Musicals, Theatre, Alabama, America, Broadway, Morgan Freeman, Npr, Theater, Hamilton, Mitchell, Broadway Musicals, Lin Manuel Miranda, David Evans, Adam Bradley, Scott Miller


Leslie Odom Jr Almost Passed On Playing Sam Cooke

Those who have seen One Night in Miami will appreciate that the actor, singer, and star of Hamilton made a different choice, especially with his movie-closing performance of “A Change Is Gonna Come,” Cooke’s big civil rights song. The actor says, “There’s a part of me that feels like these projects I take on — and I could be kidding myself — could have a larger significance. Maybe they’ll add up to say something about my life and, in turn, Black life. Maybe when you add it all up can say someth...
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, Miami, Black, Hamilton, Sam Cooke, Cooke, Leslie Odom Jr, 01.25.21


What Rhymes with Hamilton?

I can't begin to tell you how much I miss making musicals. It's like someone cut a leg off.The only way I can keep my sanity during the Great Pandemic is to write about musical theatre. If I can't direct musicals for awhile, at least I can still do research and lots of pondering. I spent last year creating some really fun musical theatre novelty books -- a horror anthology, a Christmas carol collection, a children's book (that's not just for kids), and a "civilian's guide." And it was only last...
Tags: New York, Washington, France, Theatre, America, Rap, Harvard, Britain, Hip-hop, Ben Franklin, Broadway, Jackson, Madison, Hamilton, Lin-manuel Miranda, Thomas Jefferson


This Very Minute Has History In It

So often I realize how powerfully theatre songs relate to real events. Did you notice that the amazing young poet Amanda Gorman quoted Hamilton in her inaugural poem?So often we'll work on a show that debuted years ago, even decades ago, and discover its surprisingly strong connection to current events. So often I've written press releases for shows, that start, "Even more relevant now than when it first debuted..."Maybe that's because the greatest works of art are genuinely timeless and univer...
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Theater, Biden, Hamilton, Scott Miller, Musical Theatre, Rock Musicals, Pandemic, Jerry Herman, 2021, Amanda Gorman, COVID


Film Version Of ‘Hamilton’ Is Eligible For Golden Globes And SAG Awards But Not Oscars. Here’s Why

Disney bought the rights to the specially shot and edited footage of the Broadway production and planned to release it in movie theaters — until the pandemic changed everything and the show was put on Disney+ instead. That’s similar enough to other movies from 2020 that the Globes consider Hamilton eligible; SAG, oddly, puts it in the TV movie category. The Motion Picture Academy, on the other hand, made a deliberate decision to exclude the project from the Oscars. Reporter Scott Feinberg provi...
Tags: Art, Media, Theatre, Disney, Broadway, Hamilton, Scott Feinberg, 01.05.21


What Theatre Learned About Being Online This Year

The Broadway productions of “Hamilton” and “What the Constitution Means to Me” reemerged as films that give a wider audience the best seats in the house. These are stage performances filmed and edited to preserve as much theatrical dynamism as possible. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Los Angeles, Broadway, Hamilton, 12.10.20


What Theatre Learned About Being Online This Years

The Broadway productions of “Hamilton” and “What the Constitution Means to Me” reemerged as films that give a wider audience the best seats in the house. These are stage performances filmed and edited to preserve as much theatrical dynamism as possible. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Los Angeles, Broadway, Hamilton, 12.10.20


Considering Alexander Hamilton’s Legal World, And The World Of The Musical

“Hamilton’s life in ‘musical-theater land,’ as Miranda cast it, and Hamilton’s reincarnation in legal-literature land, as Tucker framed it, remind us that where we stand determines what we see. Perspectives change. As they do, so does our understanding of history.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Theatre, Miranda, Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton, Tucker, 11.13.20


When ABBA Wrote Music for the Cold War-Themed Musical, Chess: “One of the Best Rock Scores Ever Produced for the Theatre” (1984)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfalfT1Iqmg Chess is amazing. The simplicity of its characters and plot (capture the king!) can be appreciated and understood by children; the complexity of its tactics can consume an adult life. Despite its medieval origins—and stumpers for us moderns like the strategic importance of a bishop on the battlefield—chess remains as much a potent allegory for power and its tactics as it was 1,500 years ago in India when it was called “chaturanga.”  The game ha...
Tags: Google, Music, UK, London, College, China, India, New York City, Time, Theatre, Bbc, New York Times, Broadway, Moscow, Abba, Andrew Lloyd Webber


Christmas Will Be a Little More Broadway This Year!

I got the idea around Christmas time last year.There are a handful of Christmas-themed songs from musicals (and you can hear most of them on the wonderful recording, A Broadway Christmas), but aside from those, the holidays tend to leave Broadway behind for most of us. Well, those of us who don't have Playbill ornaments on our trees (I have a lot). It occurred to me it would be nice to have some Christmas carols for people who love musicals.I know, I know, that's a really weird, random idea. Bu...
Tags: Parody, Theatre, Christmas, Holiday, Stage, Broadway, Mind, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Carol, Hamilton, Bethlehem, Wicked, Broadway Musicals, Lin-manuel Miranda, Tom, Scott


Kennedy Center Spent More Than $50 Million To Present ‘Hamilton’

That amount is almost five times what the complex paid producers to put on the next most expensive show, the Broadway tour of The Book of Mormon in 2015. The price is also more than theaters in other American cities paid, even on a per-performance basis, though higher ticket prices in D.C. made up that difference. Yet the Kennedy Center made back almost all of the money on ticket sales alone, and that’s before the extra revenue from ticket-processing fees, snack and gift shop sales, and new sub...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Kennedy Center, Hamilton, 09.04.20


VIDEO: On This Day, September 8- SPAMILTON Opens Off-Broadway

On this day in 2016, the Hamilton parody, Spamilton, opened off-Broadway [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Hamilton, Stage Tube, Spamilton



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