Tag Archives: Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Saturday List: Lights, Camera, Action! Ten Movie Musicals on the Way to the Silver Screen

Who doesn’t love a great movie musical? OK, there are loads of people who don’t. But I do, and it’s devastating when one doesn’t live up to its potential. On this week’s Saturday List, I’m taking a look at ten upcoming movie musicals to which I’m looking forward. Some of these are nowhere near opening day, but here’s hoping! Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: I am Not Over the Old Masters

Sometimes its easy to forget just how far musicals have come; it’s also easy to dismiss how much the ground-breakers were doing at the time. Continue reading

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Monday Montage: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL

Today’s Monday Montage focuses on the first new musical of the 2012-2013 season on Broadway, BRING IT ON. Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Encores!

I think most musical theatre fans know that Merrily We Roll Along will be receiving an Encores! production in February 2012. Directed by James LaPine, the show will star Colin Donnell as Frank, Celia Keenan-Bolger as Mary, Lin-Manuel Miranda as … Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH: Lin-Manuel Miranda in FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Pilot

Playbill is reporting that a pilot based on the Freestyle Love Supreme stage show (described as ‘a non-stop, hip hop improv ride, spinning cues from the audience into instantaneous riffs and fully realized musical number’) will be produced, starring Lin-Manuel … Continue reading

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2010 Richard Rodgers Awards

The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced the winners of the 2010 Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater, the intent of which is to nurture the careers of talented composers and playwrights. This year’s jury – Stephen Sondheim, … Continue reading

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Corbin Bleu in IN THE HEIGHTS

Playbill announced this week that High School Musical alumnus Corbin Bleu would play Usnavi in In the Heights from January through April next year. Some impassioned reactions to the casting on various musical theatre discussion forums around the Internet have … Continue reading

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