Friday, Nov. 12, 2021

"Tick, tick... Boom!," Lin-Manuel Miranda's affectionate, well-crafted adaptation of Jonathan Larson's "rock monologue," captures all that's grand and beautiful about musical theater, and a little of what can make it insufferable, too. 

Miranda's film, his accomplished directorial debut,...

Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021

AFI Fest 2021--which is set to take place November 10-14, 2021--will open with the world premiere of Netflix’s tick, tick...Boom! Directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda in his feature directorial debut, the film is based on the autobiographical musical by “...

Wednesday, Jul. 7, 2021

For "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, the inspirations for art and philanthropy are inextricably linked. 

On Wednesday, Miranda is announcing a series of donations to organizations that serve immigrants, whose experiences are central to the new film version of his hit Broadway...

Saturday, Jun. 19, 2021

Every year, Hollywood inevitably comes under criticism for its lack of racial diversity. But another lesser-known yet still pervasive problem also resurfaces: the lack of diversity in skin tone.

It happened again with "In the Heights," a big-budget film based on the musical created by Lin...

Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2021

As a student at Wesleyan, Lin-Manuel Miranda began writing what would become "In the Heights," the musical that would launch him as a playwright and performer and that would lead, two decades later, to Jon M. Chu's upcoming lavish big-screen adaptation. He was motivated, like any confident young...

Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2021

"I am Usnavi and you prob'ly never heard my name," declares bodega owner Usnavi at the start of "In the Heights," Lin-Manuel Miranda's contagiously joyous ode to his beloved Washington Heights neighborhood. "Reports of my fame are greatly exaggerated."

Um … maybe not for long. Projects by...

Thursday, Jul. 16, 2020

You've probably seen or heard the highly scripted side of Lin-Manuel Miranda. Now get to know the unscripted one.

The playwright, actor and songwriter this month follows up the streaming live capture of his triumphant Broadway musical "Hamilton" with a documentary on Hulu showing his...

Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda likes to picture the millionaire, Mr. Howell, from "Gilligan's Island," saying the brag. You know the one. "Well, I saw it with the original cast." 

On Friday, Miranda will steal that boast from anyone who ever saw "Hamilton" in its blistering first year and a half on...

Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2020

The revolution is finally being televised, thank goodness.

The long-awaited live-capture of Lin-Manuel Miranda's shake-the-rafters musical "Hamilton" comes out Friday on Disney+, a chance to celebrate America's independence with some of its Founding Fathers.

The timing seems ideal...

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