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Hamilton Creator Now Taking on Climate Change

The show's London debut will also be a fundraiser

(Newser) - The creator of the hit musical Hamilton plans to use the show's international debut in London next month to raise money to combat climate change, the AP reports. Writer, composer, and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda and his wife, Vanessa Nadal, said Monday that donors to two environmental charities will be... More »

Lin-Manuel Miranda Is on the Verge of EGOTing

Save some awards for the rest of us, buddy

(Newser) - Lin-Manuel Miranda is back to once again make you feel bad for how little you've accomplished in your life. The New York Times reports the man behind Hamilton is on the verge of EGOTing—winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony—with Tuesday's announcement that he's up... More »

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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