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Hamilton Star Joins Cast of Mary Poppins

Lin-Manuel Miranda will star opposite Emily Blunt

(Newser) - The star and creator of Broadway hit Hamilton is heading to the big screen. Lin-Manuel Miranda has been cast in Disney's live-action reboot of Mary Poppins, starring Emily Blunt in the title role. In this version set in Depression-era London, the children of the classic story are grown up;... More »

Hamilton Makes Broadway History With 16 Tony Nods

No one's really surprised that Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical is leading the pack

(Newser) - The megahit musical Hamilton has grabbed a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, the biggest haul in Broadway history and another notch in the show's march into theatrical history. Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop-flavored biography about the first US treasury secretary broke the 15-nominations record Tuesday held by The Producers and... More »

Hamilton Wins a Pulitzer

It's only the 9th musical to win the drama award

(Newser) - Hamilton, the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama, honoring creator Lin-Manuel Miranda for a dazzling musical that has captured popular consciousness like few Broadway shows. The Columbia University's prize board on Monday cited Hamilton as "a landmark American musical about... More »

Amy Schumer Spoofs Hamilton With 'Betsy Ross'

Lin-Manuel Miranda guest stars in new skit

(Newser) - Amy Schumer's sister, who also happens to be a producer on Inside Amy Schumer, is a huge fan of Hamilton ... so, of course, Schumer has a new skit out in which she writes her own "hip-hopera," Betsy Ross. Hamiilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda guest stars in the spot,... More »

Hamilton Creator: Founding Father Will Stay on $10 Bill

Treasury Secretary says he'll be 'very happy'

(Newser) - Fans of Alexander Hamilton need not fear a new design for the $10 bill. Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of Broadway musical Hamilton, says Treasury Secretary Jack Lew assured him during a Monday meeting that he is "going to be very happy" with the new bill design, to begin... More »

Obama Helps Hamilton Creator Freestyle-Rap at White House

'You think that's going viral? That's going viral'

(Newser) - The cast of Hamilton spent Monday at the White House, where they performed a selection of songs and attended a workshop for a group of schoolchildren hosted by Michelle Obama, the AP reports. "Hamilton, I'm pretty sure, is the only thing that Dick Cheney and I agree on,... More »

At House Tonight / Obamas Plan / First-Ever Poetry Slam

Mayda Del Valle, ELEW among invitees

(Newser) - Check off another campaign promise. President Obama is hosting the White House’s first-ever poetry slam, part of his vow to open up “the people's house” to artists, WNBC-TV reports. The 100 guests include actor James Earl Jones, writer Michael Chabon, jazz musician Esperanza Spalding, and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda.... More »

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