We’ve had a few days to accept that Daveed Diggs—Hamilton’s original Thomas Jefferson and “favorite fightin’ Frenchman,” the Marquis de Lafayette—is leaving the Broadway production to pursue other projects.
“What comes next?” you and King George might ask. As it turns out, Hollywood: Diggs will star in Stephen…
Two more Hamilton stars are leaving the production to focus on other projects, thus bringing a close to the Hamilton chapter everyone knew and obsessively loved. Sorry for your loss.
Phillipa Soo will play the lead in the upcoming Broadway production of Amélie after she’s done with Hamilton. I’m sorry to have to relay the news that Hamilton continues to completely fall apart.
Wicked, a word guaranteed to conjure vivid memories for anybody who’s been in a marching band or drama club for the last decade or so, is officially going to be a movie.
Look, I know you want to see Hamilton. And I know tickets are impossible to get unless you’re willing to spend thousands of your hard-earned dollars. And I know you were sort of friendly with Audra McDonald in the early 2000s after doing that one episode of SVU together. And I know you haven’t really spoken to her…
At the top of Sunday night’s show, host James Corden joked that the Tony Awards would be much more diverse than the Oscars—but it wasn’t just a joke. Black performers won all four musical acting categories at the Tonys for the first time in the show’s history.
The show is sold out through next January, but if you ever plan on seeing Hamilton live, start saving now. The price of premium seats at a Hamilton show has just been raised to $849.
Lucifer clasps his sooty hands together, as he sits behind a bright red-orange desk surrounded by flames, wearing a black Snuggie. He tosses his head back, unleashes a piercing cackle and pounds on the desk, knocking his scepter off in the process. “Yes,” he whispers. “Hamilton is crumbling.”
Cynthia Erivo, the British singer and actress currently starring as Celie in Broadway’s The Color Purple, performed one of the show’s closing songs, “I’m Here,” on Monday night’s episode of The Late Show, and—in four breathtaking minutes—proved that she has a better voice than you.
The walloping success of Broadway musical Hamilton has, unsurprisingly, enticed a host of sneaky enterprisers to buy tickets in bulk and resell them at exponentially high markups. But now the producers have taken measures to hamper this practice.
Tom Hooper, the prolific director of humorless Oscar-bait including Les Miserables, will direct a movie version of the musical Cats. And I’ll just say if I have to sit through a dirtied-up Anne Hathaway scream-belting “Memory” I swear to God I will burn the theater down.
Nominations for the Tony Awards, the Tony Awards of awards shows, were announced Tuesday morning, and boy is everyone the theatre world, the theatre world of worlds, in a tizzy over Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton breaking the record for number given to a single production. But beyond that news, the second-most exciting…
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has a long list of enemies. Near the top is the Chicago Teachers Union, with which he’s feuded for his entire tenure as mayor. This past Friday, the union staged a one-day strike, closing schools across the city in order to draw attention to their latest round of negotiations with the city,…
In a most unusual role reversal, Hamilton could be in trouble over a casting call that seeks “non-white” actors and appears to violate human rights law.
Waitress, a story about an unhappy server with a talent for pies and an unexpected baby on the way, opens on Broadway in April (it’s based on the excellent movie of the same name). And it’s the first all-female led musical since 1984.
If you haven’t yet fallen in love with Hamilton like everyone else, or maybe you’re still contemplating the idea of spending hundreds on a Broadway show, the Grammy Awards Monday night saved you a little bit.
Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and The Newsroom (and owner of the most puzzlingly tiny eye glasses in show business) is slated to write To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. But how will he manage to Sorkin it up and turn this time-honored classic about systemic racism and social injustice into a scathing…
If you have children under a certain age, then you’ve likely seen Frozen more times than you can count. You probably also know all of the lyrics to “Let It Go,” which, at first, you appreciated for its defiant lyrics, but now you’ve come to truly loathe that dumb song. And maybe you’d like to have a word or two with…