As much as I would love to make fun of the timeless ubiquity of Hamilton once more, this news is heartwarming and I cannot. For three weeks, Lin-Manuel Miranda will return to his star-making role in the modern Broadway classic when the play heads to Puerto Rico in 2019.
Lady Gaga announced on Twitter and Instagram on Thursday that she would be unable to perform at the Brazilian music festival Rock in Rio due to health concerns, adding later that she’d been hospitalized for “severe pain.”
In a kind of fun throwback moment, Los Angeles is now going mad with Hamilton fever, with celebrities crawling all over Lin-Manuel Miranda for a ticket. It seems like just yesterday that New Yorkers were blocking traffic for a glimpse of him. Ah, memories.
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One of the many underlying and righteous themes of Hamilton, as you no doubt know, is its emphasis on immigrants like Alexander Hamilton for the continued success of this country—and especially on women as its cornerstone.
What’s more American than Alexander Hamilton? Ponzi schemes.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is fine. He’s fine. He seems like a perfectly nice guy, as an individual human, and all things considered he’s a fine mayor. He does some good things and also some bad things. One of the worst things he has done, however, is produce this video that was posted to Twitter on Tuesday:
America’s most psyched T.A. (with multiple Tonys) Lin-Manual Miranda appeared on Comedy Central’s Drunk History last night, talking about who else but Alexander Hamilton?
As was promised this summer, an upcoming episode of Drunk History will feature Lin-Manuel Miranda retelling the story of Alexander Hamilton while drunk off his ass.
Kellyanne Conway, just warming up for her role as Chief Human Manipulator for the Great Alien Invasion of 2035, simply does not seem to tire. When she is asked, nearly every day, a difficult question on camera—like, for example, why is the President-Elect of the United States attacking the cast of Hamilton on Twitter…
Because there are no true heroes, it’s been discovered that Hamilton’s Brandon Victor Dixon once exercised some really inept Twitter judgment back in 2012. Here ya go:
In what would be an “epic win” for both Lin-Manuel Miranda and the deeply embarrassing BuzzFeed Slack room dedicated solely to discussion of the musical Hamilton, the rappin’-while-finger-snappin’ patron saint of theater kids is probably going to win an Oscar for this new song.
Hallelujah, you’ve finally landed a ticket to Hamilton, so to speak: PBS is airing its long-awaited Hamilton/Hamilton documentary tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern, featuring none other than Lin-Manuel Miranda and his good pal Barack Obama, among others. (They haven’t let it go to their heads, however; a Jezebel staffer saw…
In addition to starring in a remake of Mary Poppins with Emily Blunt, a fella you might know named Lin-Manuel Miranda (do you know him?) has also signed on to co-write the music for Disney’s live action remake of The Little Mermaid.
Former Hamilton star Daveed Diggs, who left the production in July, has landed a recurring role on Season 3 of Black-ish as Rainbow’s hipster brother.
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.
On Saturday, Hamilton stars and original cast members Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, and Leslie Odom Jr. took their final curtain call with the production, and you will get caught up in their loving nostalgia.