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The Disney+ Version of ‘Hamilton’ is Not Eligible for Oscars

The members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences know all about the filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Hamilton on Disney+, but when it comes to whether or not the movie will be eligible for Oscars at next year’s ceremony, the Academy rule-makers will, to quote one of the musical’s songs, say no to this. Looks like Miranda won’t be putting any Hamilton Oscars on his shelf next to the Grammys, Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Billboard Music Award, and other prizes the show has racked...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Disney, Broadway, Musical, Andrew Garfield, Academy Awards, Miranda, Hamilton, Jason Derulo, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Lin Manuel Miranda, Denzel, Thomas Kail, Aaron Burr, Hamilton Movie

‘Hamilton’ Featurette Gives You a Crash-Course on the Broadway Hit Becoming a Cultural Phenomenon

At this point, everyone knows about Hamilton. Even if you’ve somehow managed to never hear any of the songs, you’re well-aware of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s blockbuster, award-winning Broadway show that reinvents the founding of America through a modern lens. Blending several styles of music and featuring a cast almost entirely made up of people of color, Hamilton swiftly went from being just another musical to a full-blown cultural phenomenon. Now, as a filmed version of the show hits Disney+ in tim...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, Broadway, Musical, Hamilton, Video Clips, Lin Manuel Miranda, Tommy Kail, Behind the Scenes Footage, Hamilton Even

‘Hamilton’ Documentary Coming to Disney+ Alongside the Musical

The much-hyped film version of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s acclaimed Broadway hit Hamilton is arriving on Disney+ in just a few days, but the streaming service knows the musical’s rabid fan base will never be satisfied by just the movie itself. So as an added bonus, Disney+ will also release a new Hamilton documentary which features the original cast reunited to talk about the origins and legacy of the musical. Get more details below. Entertainment Weekly reports that a new Hamilton documentary, en...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Disney, America, Broadway, Espn, Pbs, Musical, Miranda, Entertainment Weekly, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Kelley Carter, Kelley L Carter, PBS s Hamilton

How ‘Hamilton’ Director Thomas Kail Translated the Stage Sensation to the Screen [Interview]

In 2016, Hamilton was at the top of the world. The hip-hop musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda was a bonafide cultural phenomenon, blowing the doors wide open to the usually niche world of musical theater and becoming the most hotly-talked about topic in pop culture, music, and even politics. The hip-hop musical about American Founding Father Alexander was (aptly) hailed as revolutionary, and to bear witness to its meteoric rise was amazing. But only a select few could actually get to witness the mag...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Disney, Chicago, Fox, Stage, Broadway, Mpaa, Musical, Hamilton, Alexander, Lin Manuel Miranda, Lin, Thomas Kail, Richard Rodgers Theatre, Richard Rodgers

‘Hamilton’ Review: Filmed Version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Musical is Somehow Both Miraculous and Slightly Underwhelming

Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s hip-hop musical Hamilton is an unqualified masterpiece: a once-in-a-generation combination of brilliant writing, indelible performances, and spectacular music that became a genuine pop culture phenomenon and crossed over into the mainstream. So it feels strange to say that director Thomas Kail‘s filmed version of Hamilton, which was shot with the original cast at the height of the show’s fame in 2016 and which debuts on Disney+ this Friday, left me slightly underwhelmed. As...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, Features, Movie Reviews, Musical, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Thomas Jefferson, Don, George, Soo, Alexander Hamilton, Andy Blankenbuehler, Eliza, Burr

New ‘Hamilton’ Clip Will Leave You Incredibly “Satisfied”

We’ll never be satisfied until we see Hamilton in its entirety on Disney+ on July 3. But a new clip of one of its most beloved songs might help ease the tension a little. Disney+ has released a new Hamilton clip that shows a snippet of the iconic “Satisfied” number, performed by Renée Elise Goldsberry. Watch the new Hamilton clip below. Hamilton Clip Every great musical needs one great song about unrequited love, and Hamilton delivers in spades with “Satisfied,” one of the most popular ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, Stage, Broadway, Musical, Hamilton, Video Clips, Tony, Alexander Hamilton, Eliza, Lin Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo

‘Respect’ Trailer: Jennifer Hudson Has What You Want as Aretha Franklin

What you want in an Oscar contender, baby, Jennifer Hudson‘s got it. The Dreamgirls Oscar winner is gunning for her second trophy with Respect, an upcoming biopic about Aretha Franklin in which Hudson will play the Queen of Soul and sing her legendary songs. Watch the Respect trailer below. Respect Trailer “You do talk don’t ya, not just sing?” Marc Maron’s producer says to Hudson’s Aretha Franklin, in what could be a cheeky nod to the marketing for Respect, which has relied heavily on ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Aretha Franklin, Respect, Movie Trailers, Musical, MGM, True Story, Hudson, Jennifer-Hudson, Franklin, Cynthia Erivo, Marc Maron, Tracey Scott Wilson, Mary J Blige Liesl Tommy, Walking Dead Jessica Jones Queen Sugar

‘Black is King’ Teaser: Beyoncé’s Visual Album Inspired by ‘The Lion King’ Drops on Disney+ in July

The Queen has returned. A year after Disney’s CG remake of The Lion King hit theaters alongside Beyoncé‘s accompanying music album inspired by the iconic songs of the animated film, Disney suddenly announced that the music superstar is releasing a visual album, Black is King, on Disney+. Written and directed by Beyoncé, Black is King takes songs from her The Lion King-inspired album The Gift and “reimagines the lessons of The Lion King for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own c...
Tags: Movies, Beyonce, Disney, Musical, Hulu, Eva, Soundtracks, Lion King, The-Lion-King, Black Is King, Beyoncé Black is King, Watch the Black is King

New ‘Hamilton’ Trailer and Clip: Disney+ Brings You into The Room Where It Happens

Before the Independence Day holiday weekend begins, Disney+ will kick off the patriotic celebrations with the debut of their live recording of the Broadway hit Hamilton. Created by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, the hip-hop musical tells the story of historical figure Alexander Hamilton, including his interactions with the likes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and of course, Aaron Burr. A new Hamilton trailer and clip have arrived to tease the musical’s arrival on Disney+ this week, i...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, Stage, Broadway, Movie Trailers, Musical, Hamilton, Video Clips, Lin Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton, Daveed Diggs, Aaron Burr, Leslie Odom Jr, George Washington Thomas Jefferson, Disney/Pixar

‘Hamilton’ Clip: Disney+ Ensures The World’s Gonna Know His Name

Hamilton arrives on Disney+ next week, just in time to give you something patriotic to watch for the July 4th holiday weekend. The first trailer for the recorded presentation of the Broadway sensation just arrived last weekend, and now a new Hamilton clip has debuted online that further shows how the Broadway production was recorded, complete with the original cast, to give viewers the ultimate immersive experience. Hamilton Clip The Hamilton clip comes from early in the show when Lin-Ma...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, Stage, Broadway, Movie Trailers, Musical, Miranda, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton, Daveed Diggs, Aaron Burr, Leslie Odom Jr, Phillipa Soo, Eliza Hamilton

‘Hamilton’ is Rated PG-13 on Disney+, and Lin-Manuel Miranda Explains the F-Bomb Count

When Disney acquired the filmed version of the 11-time-Tony Award-, Grammy Award-, Olivier Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical Hamilton that was recorded with the original Broadway cast, we wondered whether the end result would be censored by the family-friendly studio. Creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda has addressed this topic before, but now he’s back with more specifics about the Hamilton rating of PG-13, explaining how what the movie version will do when it gets to a use of the wo...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Broadway, John Adams, Musical, Miranda, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton, YORKTOWN, Laurens, John Laurens

‘Hamilton’ Trailer: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway Sensation Comes to Disney+ in July

Hamilton has been a Broadway hit ever since it debuted at the beginning of 2015. Unfortunately, that has made it difficult for curious audiences to get a glimpse at the hip-hop fueled historical musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda, even as the show travels around the United States. But soon, everyone will be able to see the Broadway show from the comfort of their own home. A recorded version of Hamilton will be available on Disney+ staring next month, and the first trailer has arrived. Hamilton ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, United States, Broadway, Mpaa, Movie Trailers, Musical, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton, Daveed Diggs, Aaron Burr, Leslie Odom Jr, Disney/Pixar, Phillipa Soo

‘Mamma Mia!’ May Get Another Sequel to Complete An Unlikely Trilogy

Mamma Mia! was a sensation on stage that was turned into a big screen musical. Featuring the music of ABBA, the 2008 film follows a young girl named Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) as she hopes to figure out who her father is by inviting her mother Donna’s (Meryl Streep) three former lovers (Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård) to her upcoming wedding. It surprisingly spawned a sequel 10 years later that flashed back to Donna’s younger years with Lily James playing Meryl Streep’s charact...
Tags: Movies, Romance, Meryl Streep, Sequels, Universal, Cher, Musical, Abba, Stellan Skarsgard, Lily James, Mamma-Mia, Björn Ulvaeus, Sophie, Benny Andersson, Donna, Anni Frid Lyngstad

The Quarantine Stream: ‘Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox’ Story is a Pitch Perfect Parody That Has Forever Ruined Music Biopics

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: Music biopics get spoofed spectacularly in this parody that’s every bit as good as the likes of Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs, Airplane!, and The Naked Gun. Primarily taking aim at Walk the Line, the movie hilariously charts the origins, rise to fame, d...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Features, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Musical, Judd-Apatow, Mel Brooks, Kristen Wiig, Ray, Johnny Cash, Dewey, Jake-Kasdan, Jason Schwartzman, Dewey Cox Story, Tim Meadows

‘Nobody Knows I’m Here’ Trailer: Jorge Garcia is a Former Child Star in Chilean Drama

Netflix has released a trailer for the Chilean film Nobody Knows I’m Here, which stars Jorge Garcia as Memo Garrido, a lonely former child singer living a life of isolation in southern Chile. This means this is the Lost star’s first major Spanish-language feature film. Nobody Knows I’m Here also marks the first feature by filmmaker Gaspar Antillo, a formerly short film director who is backed by acclaimed Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain, who produces. Watch the Nobody Knows I’m Here trailer belo...
Tags: Drama, Movie Trailers, Musical, Netflix, Jorge Garcia, Nobody Knows I'm Here

‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’, Directed by Spike Lee, Headed to HBO

Later this year, HBO will air the filmed version of David Byrne‘s Broadway show David Byrne’s American Utopia, directed by none other than Spike Lee. The stage show featured Byrne and 11 musical artists from around the world performing songs from the Byrne album of the same name, along with Talking Heads songs and other songs from Byrne’s solo career. David Byrne’s American Utopia Spike Lee fans are still buzzing about the filmmaker’s Netflix movie Da 5 Bloods, and luckily, we won’t hav...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Netflix, Stage, Broadway, Spike-Lee, Musical, David Byrne, Lee, Spike, Samuel Goldwyn, Byrne, Alex Timbers, Annie B Parson, Bryne

Did You Hate James Corden’s Performance in ‘Cats’? So Did Andrew Lloyd Webber

Remember Cats? The nightmarish film adaptation of the hit musical feels as if it hit theaters 100 years ago, but it was actually only six months. Since then, real-life horrors have superseded those of the digital fur variety, but that doesn’t mean Andrew Lloyd Webber is ready to let bygones be bygones. The composer recently recorded a commentary track for the filmed 1998 stage version of Cats, and in the process, had some less-than-charitable things to say about the recent movie adaptation – sp...
Tags: Movies, Cats, Musical, Tom Hooper, James Corden, Andrew Lloyd Webber, BBC Radio, Corden, Webber, Mika, Eliot, Bustopher Jones, Bustopher Jones Corden, Bustopher

The Quarantine Stream: ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ is a Colorful, Unconventional Musical

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max and the Criterion Channel The Pitch: In a seaside French town, two gorgeous young people declare their love for each other, but war rips them apart. Can their relationship withstand such a blow? Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is, quite...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Features, Musical, Pixar, 20th Century Fox, Al Pacino, Catherine Deneuve, Damien Chazelle, Cherbourg, Jacques Demy, Featured Stories Sidebar, Demy, HBO Max

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Remake Coming From ‘Hamilton’ Director Thomas Kail

So far, Thomas Kail has been best known as the award-winning director of the stage versions of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights and Hamilton. He also directed the film version of Hamilton that’s coming to Disney+ in July, and now Kail has another musical film adaptation in the works: a new report says he’ll produce and direct a Fiddler on the Roof remake for MGM. Get more details below. Deadline reports that Kail, who won Emmys for directing and producing Fox’s Grease Live! back in 2016, ...
Tags: Movies, Wikipedia, Disney, Fox, Broadway, Adaptation, Musical, MGM, Remakes, Hamilton, Fiddler On The Roof, Lin Manuel Miranda, Topol, Thomas Kail, Anatevka, EVAN HANSEN

‘Spellbound’: Music Legend Alan Menken to Score a Non-Disney Animated Film

Alan Menken can never take a break from being a Disney Legend, but the Oscar-winning composer and lyricist can take a break from scoring a Disney movie every now and then. Menken is lending his extraordinary talents to Skydance Animation’s upcoming Spellbound, an animated musical fantasy that sounds right up the composer’s wheelhouse. Deadline reports that Menken is set to pen the music and score for Spellbound, an animated musical fantasy following a young girl who must break the spell spli...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Animation, Dreamworks, Alan, Musical, Chris, Glenn, Glenn Slater, Alan Menken, Linda Woolverton, Jenson, Menken, Soundtracks, Lauren Hynek, Woolverton

Steven Spielberg Turning ‘Smash’ Musical Series into a Broadway Show

Way back in 2012, Steven Spielberg brought the musical series Smash to NBC. The series followed the production of a hopeful Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe and all the drama that comes from putting a show together. On top of that, there’s also the melodrama from the lives of everyone working on it, from the actors and actresses vying for parts, to the producers behind the scenes, and the writers who created it . Now the show is about to get a little meta, because Spielberg ...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Nbc, Stage, Broadway, Marilyn Monroe, Anjelica Huston, Smash, Musical, Spielberg, Steven-Spielberg, Neil Meron, Hamilton, Tony, Robert Greenblatt

Netflix’s ‘Eurovision’ Movie Music Video: Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams Fire Up “Volcano Man”

Netflix’s Eurovision movie now has a title and a music video to go with it. The title: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. The music video: “Volcano Man.” What does any of this mean? Who can say? All we can know for sure is that stars Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams are decked out in some memorable costumes for a suitably epic – and silly – video. Eurovision Movie Music Video The Eurovision Song Contest is a big deal across the globe, and has been for some time – the first ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Netflix, Switzerland, Demi Lovato, Rachel Mcadams, Iceland, Musical, Will-Ferrell, Dan Stevens, Adam Mckay, McAdams, Ferrell, Pierce Brosnan, Ricky Bobby, Lars

Official ‘The High Note’ Song “Love Myself” Shows Off Tracee Ellis Ross’ Singing Chops

Tracee Ellis Ross comes from Supremes lineage, but the actress has worked hard to set herself apart from her music superstar mother, Diana Ross. But she’ll be channeling a little of her mother with the upcoming workplace dramedy The High Note, directed by Late Night filmmaker Nisha Ganatra. In The High Note, Ross plays legendary pop diva Grace Davis, who yearns to do more than Vegas residencies and performances of her greatest hits. With the help of ambitious assistant Maggie (Dakota Johnson), ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Musical, Maggie, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kaling, Diana Ross, Mindy Kaling, Ross, Thompson, Focus Features, Grace Davis, Soundtracks, Nisha Ganatra, The High Note, Ganatra

Josh Gad Returns as Olaf with a Comforting New Original Song “I Am With You”

Disney already brightened everyone’s spirits a little while back by releasing Frozen 2 onto Disney+ way ahead of their originally scheduled release plan. Now Frozen franchise songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez are back with an original song called “I Am With You,” performed by none other than Josh Gad as that delightfully clueless magical little snowman Olaf. The song was written and produced remotely, along with a cute music video, and it’s a charming little ditty that might...
Tags: Animation, Disney/Pixar, Musical, Video Clips, Video Of The Day, Frozen, Josh-Gad, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez

‘Hamilton’ Movie Hitting Disney+ This July, More Than a Year Earlier Than Originally Planned

You won’t have to wait for the Hamilton movie as long as you thought. Disney is fast-tracking the streaming premiere of the filmed version of the original Broadway production of the Tony-winning musical, setting the Disney+ premiere for this July. That’s more than a year before its original intended theatrical release in October 2021. The world has turned upside down, but one thing that remains consistent is how everyone wants to see Hamilton. The hugely popular Tony Award-winning musical wa...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Disney, America, Stage, Broadway, Musical, Miranda, Hamilton, Tony, Alexander Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Tommy Kail, Richard Rogers Theatre, Release Dates, Anthony Ramos

The 2020 Tony Awards Might Be Canceled Because of Coronavirus

“The show must go on” has been the resounding mantra for Broadway. But as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic reached its apex in the U.S., New York’s famous theaters went dark for public health concerns for the first time in history. However, Broadway and lovers of the stage have found ways to keep the shows going — with acclaimed composers hosting livestreams and hit musicals getting posted online. But Broadway’s biggest night, the 2020 Tony Awards ceremony, may end up getting canceled this y...
Tags: New York, Movies, Awards, Stephen Sondheim, Stage, Broadway, Cbs, Musical, Virginia Woolf, Martin Mcdonagh, Variety, Tony, Tony Awards

Judi Dench Still Hasn’t Seen ‘Cats,’ But Compares Her Character’s Look “Five Foxes F–king” on Her Back

Judi Dench still hasn’t seen Tom Hooper’s notorious Cats, in which the British national treasure starred as Old Deuteronomy, a cat that Dench hoped would look like an elegant wise creature. Dench doesn’t seem too rankled by the Razzie Award that the role earned her, but she does seem a little miffed by the final look of Old Deuteronomy, which Dench compared to a “battered, mangy old cat” who wears a massive fur cloak that she compares to five fixes mating on her back. Dench hasn’t watched Ca...
Tags: Movies, Cats, Stage, Judi-Dench, Universal, Musical, Tom Hooper, Hooper, British Vogue, Dench, Old Deuteronomy

‘Valley Girl’ Clip: Head to the Mall With the Musical Update of the ’80s Favorite

Valley Girl, the 1983 teen rom-com that starred Deborah Foreman as a rich girl from the Valley, and Nicolas Cage as the punk from Hollywood she falls in love with, now has itself a musical remake arriving this month. The film’s plot remains mostly the same – it’s even still set in the ’80s. But this time there are songs. And dance numbers, too, choreographed by none other than Mandy Moore. There’s a new Valley Girl clip online, and, oddly enough, it’s song-free. But it does have plenty of brigh...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Musical, Mandy Moore, Nicolas Cage, Remakes, Video Clips, Valley, Julie, Galleria, Valley Girl, Jessica Rothe, Rothe, Jessie Ennis, Rachel Lee Goldenberg

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘We Are Freestyle Love Supreme’ Documentary Heads to Hulu in June

Before Hamilton became a pop culture phenomenon and before In the Heights first catapulted Lin-Manuel Miranda to fame, there was Freestyle Love Supreme. A hip-hop improv group founded by Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale, the group included would-be Hamilton stars like Christopher Jackson and finally made its Broadway debut last year. But it was 15 years of hard work and tours, which are chronicled in Andrew Fried’s documentary We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, which made its debut at Su...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Broadway, Musical, Hulu, Miranda, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson, Release Dates, Andrew Fried, Anthony Veneziale, Thomas Kail Lin Manuel Miranda, We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, Miranda Thomas Kail, Hulu Before Hamilton

‘Valley Girl’ Music Video Teases the Vibrant Musical Remake of the 1983 Romantic Comedy

Valley Girl is a 1983 romantic comedy starring Julie Richman as the title character, who has good looks, popularity, and a handsome, cool boyfriend. The only problem is Tommy is kind of a douchebag, so after a trip to the mall with her friends, she decides to break up with him and falls for a Hollywood punk named Randy, making for a star-crossed lovers kind of story loosely inspired by Romeo and Juliet. Now the movie is being remade as a poppy musical starring Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day), a...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Romance, Musical, Mandy Moore, Romeo, Remakes, Video Clips, Valley, Julie, Randy, Tommy, Galleria, Harvey Mason Jr, Logan Paul

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