Tag Archives | Lin-Manuel Miranda

West End gala to raise funds for victims of Grenfell Tower fire

Giles Terera and Danielle Tarento are presenting a West End fundraising gala evening of song, dance and comedy for the hundreds of families made homeless and the relatives of those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire. Songs and Solidarity will take place at Trafalgar Studios 1 on Sunday 25 June at 7.30pm. […]

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Hamilton in the West End – Jamael Westman takes on title role, Michael Jibson plays King George

Producers Jeffrey Seller and Cameron Mackintosh have revealed that Jamael Westman (Alexander Hamilton) and Michael Jibson (King George) will join the previously announced West End cast for Hamilton which will reopen the Victoria Palace Theatre later this year following an extensive multi-million-pound renovation and expansion to the listed building. Westman and Jibson join the previously […]

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Working – Southwark Playhouse

Working continues at the Southwark Playhouse, London until 8 July. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ We automatically celebrate the powerful and wealthy and often ignore ordinary people – people who do the jobs that others couldn’t bear to do – men and women who could’ve been great but have ‘settled’. This […]

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Southwark Playhouse’s Working – principal casting revealed

Principal casting has been announced for Stephen Schwartz’s genre-busting Broadway musical Working which will receive its European premiere at the Southwark Playhouse in June. The cast will include: Gillian Bevan (Into the Woods, Manchester Royal Exchange; Billy Elliot, West End); Krysten Cummings (Rent, West End and Broadway; Jesus Christ Superstar, arena tour); Dean Chisnall (Blood Brothers, UK tour; Shrek […]

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Hamilton star Cleve September takes on creative role in Birmingham youth production of In The Heights

One of the stars of the much-anticipated West End debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton will take on a guiding role in a Birmingham youth production of Miranda’s debut musical In The Heights. Cleve September has signed on as associate director of the Birmingham Institute of Theatre Arts (BITA) summer production of Miranda’s first Pulitzer Prize-winning […]

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Hamilton West End – initial casting revealed

  Initial casting has been announced for the West End production of Hamilton: Christine Allado (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds), Rachelle Ann Go (Eliza Hamilton), Tarinn Callender (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison), Rachel John (Angelica Schuyler), Jason Pennycooke (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson), Cleve September (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton), Giles Terera (Aaron Burr) and Obioma Ugoala (George Washington) will open the […]

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Paperless ticketing for Hamilton in West End

Priority booking for the much-anticipated London debut of the multi-award winning Broadway hit Hamilton will open at noon tomorrow (16 January). In a bid to beat the touts the team behind the show’s debut in the capital are operating ‘paperless ticketing’ which means they will not be issuing any physical tickets in advance. Powered by […]

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From Page to Stage showcase of new musicals begins today

This year’s From Page to Stage event, beginning today (31 October), sees Mark Anderson, Emma Kingston, Sarah Earnshaw and Madalena Alberto (pictured) join the cast for the 2016 line-up of showcase musicals which includes the 14-minute musical 21 Chump Street by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. As previously announced, the other showcase musicals to feature at the event at […]

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Hamilton in London – on sale dates confirmed

As previously announced, Hamilton, the critically acclaimed and multi award-winning Broadway musical will open at the end of 2017 at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London which is currently undergoing an extensive multi-million-pound refurbishment. Tickets for the London production will go on sale in January 2017. Previews commence in November 2017. Full details of prices, booking […]

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Hamilton to hold open auditions In London

Singers who rap and hip-hop dancers are being invited to open auditions for the much-anticipated London debut of the multi award-winning Broadway hit Hamilton. The auditions in London next month will search for artists available for rehearsals starting in August next year, ahead of the show’s debut in the capital in October 2017. Earmarked by […]

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In the Heights – First Birthday – King’s Cross Theatre

In The Heights continues at the King’s Cross Theatre, London until 8 January 2017. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Following on from its short run at the Southwark Playhouse, and its successful transfer to the King’s Cross Theatre, audiences have been eager to see Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ In The Heights – so much so, that […]

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From Page to Stage – cast and creative details

Casting and creative details have been released for this year’s trio of semi-staged readings chosen to feature in Aria Entertainment’s popular new musical showcase From Page to Stage. As previously announced, the 2016 season which is due to play the Tristan Bates Theatre in London’s Covent Garden from 31 October until 20 November, will include […]

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In the Heights extends run for third and final time

Olivier and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights – by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton – has extended its London run at the King’s Cross Theatre for the third and final time and is now booking until Sunday 8 January 2017. Joining the cast from Friday 16 September are Arun Blair-Mangat as Benny (Kinky Boots); Juliet Gough as Camilla (Matilda) and Stephanie Rojas as Carla (Wonder.land). Sarah Naudi, who […]

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From Page to Stage season of new musicals – full programme

The full programme has been revealed for the From Page to Stage season of new musicals at Tristan Bates Theatre this autumn. New musicals, chosen from over 130 entries, include Heart of Winter by Tim Connor (The Stationmaster and winner of the Stiles + Drewe Prize for Best New Song), Bananaman the Musical by Leon Parris […]

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Miranda, Soo and Odom Jr leaving Hamilton

It’s like rats leaving a sinking ship, except the ship is hardly sinking. In the past week or so, three of the principal players in the musical mega-hit Hamilton have revealed plans to leave on 9 July. They include the show’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who portrays the title role of America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton. […]

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Hamilton West End premiere confirmed

Cameron Mackintosh has confirmed recent reports that the multi award-winning Broadway hit Hamilton will have its London premiere in October 2017. Just hours after Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop flavoured show collected 11 Tony Awards, Mackintosh confirmed he had earmarked Hamilton as the production to launch his multi-million-pound refurbishment of the Victoria Palace Theatre. Revealing details of […]

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Hamilton dominates the Tony Awards (plus win for Color Purple’s Cynthia Erivo)

It was, as expected, a landslide, though not a record-breaker, for Hamilton, as the Tony Awards were doled out Sunday night in New York, celebrating the 2015/16 Broadway season. The hip-hop history-lesson blockbuster, centring on Alexander Hamilton and his relationships with the other founding fathers of America, captured 11 of the coveted statuettes, climaxed with […]

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Award winner Hamilton heading for the West End

Cameron Mackintosh is reportedly moving forward with his plans to bring the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway hit Hamilton to the West End next year. The Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye has confirmed earlier rumours that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop flavoured show about one of America’s founding fathers will make its UK debut in October 2017. Working with one […]

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Hamilton receives a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations

Why don’t they just call them the Hamiltons? The Tony Award nominations for the 2015-16 Broadway season were announced today (Tuesday) and a record-breaking 16 of them went to the blockbuster Hamilton, which delivers a hip-hop look at Alexander Hamilton and the other founding fathers of the United States. The count beats the previous record […]

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Broadway musical Hamilton wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Broadway hit Hamilton has become one of a select group of musicals to take home a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop flavoured show about one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, is only the ninth musical in the prestigious awards’ 100-year history to claim the drama prize. Previous musical winners were 2010’s Next […]

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In The Heights – new cast members join company

New cast members are set to join the company of Olivier Award-winning musical In The Heights from tonight. Joining the cast are Christine Allado (From Here to Eternity, Here Lies Love) as Vanessa, Norma Atallah (The Sound of Music – Live) as Abuela and Jonathan Bishop (The Lion King) as Graffiti Pete (from 15 April). […]

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In The Heights extends run at King’s Cross Theatre for a third time

Initially booking for a limited four-week run, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights has extended its run at King’s Cross Theatre for a third time, now booking for an additional six months until Sunday 30 October 2016. Tickets for the new booking period are on sale now. In The Heights returns to London following a critically acclaimed sell-out UK […]

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Nathan Amzi returns to In The Heights

Nathan Amzi will return to In The Heights for a limited two-week run, playing Piragua Guy from Monday 21 December 2015 to Sunday 3 January 2016. Amaze originated the role in the London production when it premiered at Southwark Playhouse in 2014. In The Heights recently extended its run at King’s Cross Theatre for a second […]

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In the Heights – King’s Cross Theatre

In the Heights continues at the King’s Cross Theatre until 4 January 2016. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ After making a splash last year, the return of In the Heights to the King’s Cross Theatre will have been eagerly anticipated by those who missed its short run at the Fringe-sized Southwark Playhouse (and, […]

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In the Heights extends run at King’s Cross Theatre – see new images

The award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights, which is currently previewing ahead of an official opening next week, has extended its run at King’s Cross Theatre. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s lively hip-hop and Latin flavoured work was initially booking for a limited four-week season at the venue, but it has been announced that the production will now […]

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In the Heights transfer – full cast revealed

Full casting is announced today for Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights, which returns to London in October following a critically acclaimed sell-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2014. The production will transfer to King’s Cross Theatre on 3 October 2015 and is booking for a limited four week period until 1  November 2015. […]

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Hamilton opens on Broadway as On the Town announces closure

You may have heard about this new musical called Hamilton, retelling in hip-hop style the life of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. (I’m being ironic, of course.) Anyway, the show has finally and officially opened on Broadway. Thursday, 6 August was the red-letter night, and if the event seems somewhat anticlimactic, you can […]

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Performance Preparation Academy – Bring It On: The Musical

Bring It On: The Musical was performed by Performance Preparation Academy third-year graduates at the Electric Theatre, Guildford. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ Nobody is claiming the musical version of the Kirsten Dunst-starring Bring It On movie is great theatre nor is the subject matter, a high-school cheerleading competition in California, particularly attractive to British audiences. But […]

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Hamilton – The Public Theater, New York

Hamilton continues at The Public Theater, New York, until 3 May. Star rating: 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ All the hubbub surrounding it might cause you to believe otherwise, but the new musical Hamilton may not be the most important event to happen in America since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Nevertheless, this show recounting […]

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Bring It On: The Musical – PPA presents drama school premiere

Performance Preparation Academy’s third year Musical Theatre Diploma graduates are presenting the critically acclaimed Tony-Award-nominated high-flying drama school premiere of Bring It On: The Musical at The Electric Theatre, Guildford this week, from 5–7 March. Telling the story of a rival high school cheer squad, the musical first burst onto the Off-Broadway stage in 2011, later […]

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Preview – Tony winners aplenty in Off-Broadway season

Ron Cohen previews an Off-Broadway season packed with Broadway names. As is its custom, Off-Broadway is moving into the New Year with an eclectic array of musical offerings, packed with both revivals and new creations. Some boast prestigious names – including a batch of Tony winners from Broadway – and some are quite curious indeed. Here are some highlights […]

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In the Heights – Southwark Playhouse

In the Heights continues at Southwark Playhouse, London until 7 June. Arriving on Broadway in 2008, In the Heights depicts the lives and loves of the residents of Washington Heights over three long, hot summer days. With music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, the score reflects the melting pot of […]

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In the Heights has London premiere at Southwark Playhouse

Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights will receive its London premiere in a brand new production in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 9 May (press night is 15 May). Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, In the Heights is a journey into Washington Heights, one of Manhattan’s most vibrant […]

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