Tag Archives: Hamilton

NEW YORK CITY: Hamilton Sets New All-Time Broadway Box Office Record One Week After Mike Pence Flap

The New York Times reports: History is happening in Manhattan: “Hamilton” has set a record for the most money ever made in a single week by a Broadway show. The musical, which attracted national attention just before the week began with criticism from President-elect Donald J. Trump of its quality and the manners of its cast, grossed $3.3 million last ...

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Seth Meyers Rips Trump On “Scamilton” Dodge [VIDEO]

Mic reports: As Meyers notes, Trump’s apparent beef with Hamilton is a diversion from some of the president-elect’s other, more unsavory stories from over the weekend. Specifically, Meyers refers to Trump settling for $25 million over fraud lawsuits with Trump University. “As fun as it is to talk about this Hamilton feud, it’s just a distraction from a far bigger ...

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Hamilton Star Brandon Dixon: There’s Nothing To Apologize For, Conversation Is Not Harassment [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: An actor from the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” who angered Donald Trump when he appealed on-stage for Vice President-elect Mike Pence to ensure the incoming administration respected all Americans said on Monday he would not apologize for the remarks. President-elect Trump has complained several times about the comments delivered on behalf of the cast by actor Brandon Victor ...

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CHICAGO: Drunk Trump Fan Ejected From Hamilton After Screaming “We Won! You Lost! Fuck You!”

Broadway World reports: Broadway World has learned that a Trump supporter interrupted the Saturday evening performance of Hamilton in Chicago. An audience member seated in the balcony allegedly shouted “We won! You lost! Get over it! F*ck you!” during the number “Dear Theodosia.” One Twitter user who attended the show alleges that the audience member also shouted profanities and had ...

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Mike Pence Breaks With Petulant Boss: Hamilton Is A Really Great Show And I Wasn’t Offended [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: Vice President-elect Mike Pence spoke publicly Sunday for the first time about the mixed reception he received while attending a performance of the musical “Hamilton,” saying he doesn’t want an apology from the Broadway cast and that the audience’s boos and cheers “is what freedom sounds like.” Pence, a Republican, attended the show Friday night. Actor Brandon ...

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Alec Baldwin’s Trump Googles “ISIS” [VIDEO]

Deadline recaps: Alec Baldwin made his return as Saturday Night Live‘s Donald Trump tonight, with the President-elect more confused than belligerent, and joined in a surprise appearance by Jason Sudeikis as Mitt Romney. “This isn’t going to work, is it?,” a stiff and awkward Romney said after an uncomfortable few seconds with the Donald. The show’s writers clearly worked fast ...

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Trump Is Still Whining About “Overrated” Hamilton

He just cannot stop: The “Hamilton” drama continues. The day after President-elect Donald Trump slammed the cast of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” for addressing Vice President-elect Mike Pence after Friday’s show, Trump returned to Twitter to insult the show and call for an apology. “The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to ...

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Don Lemon Shoots Down Whining Trump Surrogate: Mike Pence Does NOT Love Gay People [VIDEO]

Via Raw Story: The booing of Vice President-elect Mike Pence at a Friday night performance of the hit Broadway musical ‘Hamilton’ immediately became talk show fodder the same evening, with CNN host Don Lemon patiently explaining to an agitated Kayleigh McEnany the animus gay people feel towards the former Indiana governor. After panelist Angela Rye reminded McEnany that the show’s ...

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BROADWAY BABY: Trump Has Tantrum After Hamilton Cast Member Addresses Mike Pence From The Stage

USA Today reports: Vice-president elect Mike Pence made a surprise visit to watch the award-winning Broadway show Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre Friday night, and received a loud chorus of boos from the audience as he made way to his seat. At the conclusion of the show, cast members addressed Pence’s appearance — as a group locked in hand-to-hand ...

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The Hamilton Mixtape: Lin-Manuel Miranda Previews Pop Star Covers From The Broadway Smash [AUDIO]

A pleasant diversion from election news. USA Today reports: Look at where we are, look at where we started. We started with Lin-Manuel Miranda rapping about Alexander Hamilton at the White House one evening and now we have artists like Kelly Clarkson, The Roots and Busta Rhymes putting their personal spins on the incredible songs from Hamilton. The Hamilton Mixtape, ...

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Hamilton’s Schuyler Sisters Say Vote [VIDEO]

Via press release: With lyrics, music and direction by Lin-Manuel Miranda, a new public service ad campaign has been launched urging everyone to vote in the upcoming November 8th elections. The campaign consists of three spots (two English and one in Spanish) featuring music from the song titled “Schuyler Sisters” in the Hamilton Broadway production. “As the nation gears for one ...

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Carpool Karaoke With Broadway Stars [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast recaps: On Monday night, James Corden hosted a special Tony Awards edition of “Carpool Karaoke” to drum up hype for the show, which he’ll be hosting on CBS the night of June 12. And of course, he had to have Pulitzer Prize-winning, MacArthur Genius Grant-receiving Lin-Manuel Miranda on, whose musical Hamilton set a Tonys record this year ...

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Record-Breaking 16 Tony Nominations For Hamilton

The 2016 Tony Awards nominations were announced moments ago, with the huge smash Hamilton receiving a record-breaking 16 nods. The record was previously held by The Producers and Billy Elliot, both of which earned 15 nominations in their debut years. See the full list of 2016 nominees below. From the New York Times: On Tuesday, the show was singled out ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Cast Of Hamilton Does Sweeney Todd Mashup For Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Theater Mania recaps: The company of Broadway’s Hamilton took top presentation honors at this week’s 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition, an event that serves as the culmination of six weeks of spring fundraising efforts for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Watch the cast perform a transformed version of their opening number “Alexander Hamilton,” featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda as the Demon Barber Sweeney ...

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Hamilton Cast Pays Tribute To Prince [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The tributes for music icon Prince poured in from across the world on the day of his death, but one went viral swiftly on Thursday night. The cast of Hamilton sang and danced to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” on stage following their Thursday night performance. The hottest Broadway musical in the world has much of its success ...

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Hamilton Wins Pulitzer Prize For Drama

Playbill reports: Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the story of “ten-dollar Founding Father without a father” Alexander Hamilton, was today named winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. It joins an exclusive club of just eight other musicals that have won the prestigious award since it was founded nearly a century ago. The Pulitzer, which is ...

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Hamilton Star Raps At White House [VIDEO]

Coolest president ever. CNN reports: It’s not every day the President of the United States plays back up to someone else — let alone tells someone to “drop the beat” — but that’s just what happened in a video the White House posted on Monday evening. President Barack Obama flipped through cue cards as Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Broadway ...

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BROADWAY: Hamilton Producer Issues New Tickets Block With Warning About Scalpers And Counterfeits

Many are calling Hamilton the most sought-after ticket on Broadway since the 2001 launch of The Producers, but with that wild demand inevitably comes the scammers. Via Playbill: The producer of the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton put a new block of legitimate tickets on sale today, and accompanied it with a caveat emptor to those tempted to buy from scalpers. Previously ...

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BROADWAY: Stage Door Hamilton Lip Sync [VIDEO]

Some gay Broadway magic happened on Friday night at the stage door of sold-out smash rap musical Hamilton, where stars of musical theater have been showing up to entertain the crowds lined up in hopes of scoring one of the $10 lottery tickets. Deadline recaps: In this weekend’s edition, cast member Renee Elise Goldsberry lip-synchs the title role (Hamilton creator ...

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