• 'Hamilton' film arriving on Disney+ in July as release brought forward
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    'Hamilton' film arriving on Disney+ in July as release brought forward

    The hugely popular musical's filmed version was set to be released in cinemas in 2021, but its launch has been fast-tracked to Disney+.

  • The best Easter eggs and cameos in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'
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    The best Easter eggs and cameos in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'

    'The Rise of Skywalker' is on Disney+ as part of Star Wars Day, so it's a good time to have a look through at some of these little details.

  • Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and ‘Hamilton’ Cast Surprise Young Superfan With Virtual Performance (Video)
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    Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and ‘Hamilton’ Cast Surprise Young Superfan With Virtual Performance (Video)

    One little girl got the virtual-surprise of a lifetime on Sunday night’s edition of John Krasinski’s new YouTube series “Some Good News.”Krasinski brought nine-year-old Aubrey onto the show to cheer her up after her dream of seeing “Hamilton” live in her home state of Florida, was dashed due to coronavirus-related cancellations.On a scale of one to 10, Aubrey ranked her love of “Hamilton” at “a million.”Also Read: Dua Lipa's Virtual 'Late Late Show' Performance of 'Don't Start Now' Proves We're All Doing Zoom Wrong (Video)Of course, the actor turned web show host promised to fly Aubrey and her mother to see Hamilton live on Broadway in New York when it opens up again.That was just one of many surprises for the nine-year-old, who mentioned she had watched “Mary Poppins Returns” just a few days before.“Something tells me you might be a bigger fan of my wife’s than mine,” Krasinski said.“About the same,” she said, before admitting, “I’ve never really seen ‘The Office’ or whatever. I’ve seen a bunch of memes on it.”“Excuse me?” Krasinski said. “Okay. How very endearing.”Also Read: Tony Awards Postponed Indefinitely as Broadway Theaters Remain ShutBut instead of letting his feelings get hurt, the benevolent Krasinski brought out his wife and Mary Poppins portrayer herself, Emily Blunt, to say hello to her via video chat.When Aubrey proceeded to sing the praises of “Hamilton” star Lin Manuel-Miranda, the couple joked that obviously Blunt is “the best part” of the movie and that Miranda is “more of a backup dancer.”That’s when Miranda himself jumped on the video call to sing the girl her favorite song from “Hamilton” — with a little help from the original Broadway cast, including: Jasmine Cephas Jones, Phillipa Soo, Andrew Chapelle, Ariana DeBose, Thayne Jasperson, Sydney James Harcourt, Daveed Diggs, Anthony Ramos, Okieriete Onaodowan, Ephraim Sykes, Javier Muñoz, Carleigh Bettiol, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Austin Smith, Betsy Struxness, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Jon Rua, Leslie Odom, Jr., Sasha Hutchings, Neil Haskell, Stephanie Klemons, Morgan Marcell, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson, and Seth Stewart.Watch the performance above and a little behind-the-scenes tweet on how it was all put together below:When you get the @HamiltonMusical Original Broadway Cast together with @johnkrasinski for HamAtHome… that's SomeGoodNews: https://t.co/OBPihXUYAF pic.twitter.com/bryA5yTrCW— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) April 6, 2020Read original story Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and ‘Hamilton’ Cast Surprise Young Superfan With Virtual Performance (Video) At TheWrap

  • 'Get ready to get down': Nile Rodgers rises to Lloyd Webber Twitter challenge
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    'Get ready to get down': Nile Rodgers rises to Lloyd Webber Twitter challenge

    'Get ready to get down': Nile Rodgers rises to Lloyd Webber Twitter challenge. ‘Composers in quarantine’ play-off sees Chic star play a song from Jesus Christ Superstar as Lloyd Webber performs the Rodgers/Daft Punk hit Get Lucky

  • Disney pays a historic £57.6 million to release 'Hamilton' performance as a movie
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    Disney pays a historic £57.6 million to release 'Hamilton' performance as a movie

    Twitter is ready to be in the room where a 'Hamilton' movie happens.

  • ‘Hamilton’ Movie With Lin-Manuel Miranda and Original Broadway Cast Hits Theaters October 2021
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    ‘Hamilton’ Movie With Lin-Manuel Miranda and Original Broadway Cast Hits Theaters October 2021

    Lin-Manuel Miranda on Monday announced a filmed, movie version of his award-winning musical “Hamilton” featuring the original Broadway cast will be released by Disney in October 2021.“Hamilton,” which was filmed on stage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre back in June 2016 when it won 11 Tony Awards, will hit theaters on Oct. 15, 2021.Miranda is producing with Jeffrey Seller and Thomas Kail. Kail also directed the stage production as well as the film, which the studio described as a leap forward in the art of “live capture” aiming to give a cinematic experience of the stage show.The filmed version of “Hamilton” features the Tony-winning cast that includes Miranda as Alexander Hamilton, along with Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom, Jr., Christopher Jackson, Jonathan Groff, Phillipa Soo, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Okieriete Onaodowan and Anthony Ramos. The cast also includes Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Hope Easterbrook, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Elizabeth Judd, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart and Ephraim Sykes.Also Read: Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' Trailer: Dreamers 'Make Some Noise' - and Beautiful Music (Video)Disney, which cast Miranda in his first big-screen role with 2018’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” scored a coup by securing rights to one of the biggest Broadway hits in recent memory. Rival Warner Bros. is releasing a movie version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Broadway musical, “In the Heights,” which is due in theaters on June 26.“Lin-Manuel Miranda created an unforgettable theater experience and a true cultural phenomenon, and it was for good reason that Hamilton was hailed as an astonishing work of art. All who saw it with the original cast will never forget that singular experience,” Disney chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger said in a statement. “And we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share this same Broadway experience with millions of people around the world.”“I fell in love with musical storytelling growing up with the legendary Howard Ashman-Alan Menken Disney collaborations — ‘The Little Mermaid,’ ‘Beauty and The Beast,’ ‘Aladdin,'” Miranda said in a statement. “I’m so proud of what Tommy Kail has been able to capture in this filmed version of ‘Hamilton’ — a live theatrical experience that feels just as immediate in your local movie theater. We’re excited to partner with Disney to bring the original Broadway company of ‘Hamilton’ to the largest audience possible.”Kail added, “We are thrilled for fans of the show, and new audiences across the world, to experience what it was like on stage — and in the audience  when we shot this at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016. We wanted to give everyone the same seat, which is what this film can provide.”Disney presents: Hamilton. With The Original Broadway Cast. Filmed onstage at The Richard Rodgers Theatre. In A Theater Near You. October 15, 2021.Hamilfilm pic.twitter.com/z4ohfWXzi3— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 3, 2020Read original story ‘Hamilton’ Movie With Lin-Manuel Miranda and Original Broadway Cast Hits Theaters October 2021 At TheWrap

  • 2020 Oscars: Zazie Beetz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mindy Kaling Among Diverse Group of Presenters
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    2020 Oscars: Zazie Beetz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mindy Kaling Among Diverse Group of Presenters

    Oscar producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain announced the second round of presenters for the awards show which airs on Feb. 9.The diverse group includes Zazie Beetz, Timothée Chalamet, Will Ferrell, Gal Gadot, Mindy Kaling, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos, Mark Ruffalo, Kelly Marie Tran and Kristen Wiig.“We’re excited to welcome these talented artists to help celebrate this year’s movies,” said Howell Taylor and Allain. “Each brings their own unique energy and appeal to our global audience.”They join Olivia Colman, Rami Malek, Mahershala Ali and Regina King, who were announced as the first round of presenters. It’s an Oscars tradition that the acting awards are by last year’s winners.“We love the tradition of having the previous year’s Oscar-winning actors on stage to celebrate the achievements of their peers and are thrilled to welcome back these four great talents,” read a statement from Howell Taylor and Allain.Also Read: Dr Amani Ballour, Subject of Oscar-Nominated 'The Cave,' Receives Heroism Award - But Is Still Barred From USThree of the four actors won their Oscars for playing real-life roles. Malek won Best Actor for his performance as Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” while Colman pulled off a surprise victory for Best Actress for her satirical take on Queen Anne in Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite.”In the supporting categories, Ali won his second Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his work as jazz musician Dr. Don Shirley in the Best Picture-winning “Green Book,” joining his victory in 2017 for his performance in another Best Picture winner, “Moonlight.” Speaking of “Moonlight,” the director of that film, Barry Jenkins, directed Regina King in her Best Supporting Actress winning performance in “If Beale Street Could Talk.” She played Sharon Rivers, who fights to get her daughter’s soulmate freed after he is falsely convicted on rape charges.Also Read: Antonio Banderas Believes the Oscars Are Finally 'Becoming a Worldwide Award'The tradition of acting Oscar winners presenting awards a year later has gone back decades but has hit a snag in recent years. Last year’s supporting role winners Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney were not initially asked to present the awards, but were later invited after a tweet from Janney noting the lack of contact from Oscar producers prompted a backlash.In 2018, Best Actor winner Casey Affleck announced that he would not present or even attend the Oscars that year, saying he did not want to distract from the actors being honored. Affleck reached settlements with two women in 2010 who accused him of sexual harassment, accusations that resurfaced both before and after Affleck’s Oscar victory for “Manchester By The Sea.”Read original story 2020 Oscars: Zazie Beetz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mindy Kaling Among Diverse Group of Presenters At TheWrap

  • The best Easter eggs and cameos to watch out for in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' (SPOILERS)
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    The best Easter eggs and cameos to watch out for in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' (SPOILERS)

    J.J. Abrams has smuggled in plenty of nods and cameos from the history of the 'Star Wars' franchise into this final installment.

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' trailer showcases singing, dancing and a Trump critique
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    Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' trailer showcases singing, dancing and a Trump critique

    Movie version of Tony-winning musical gets updated to include references to DACA and the plight of Dreamers.

  • Michelle Obama stuns in yellow gown as she honours Lin-Manuel Miranda
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    Michelle Obama stuns in yellow gown as she honours Lin-Manuel Miranda

    It marks the first time Michelle Obama has worked with the fashion house.

  • 'Hamilton' star Daveed Diggs in talks for Sebastian role in 'Little Mermaid' remake
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    'Hamilton' star Daveed Diggs in talks for Sebastian role in 'Little Mermaid' remake

    The Disney live-action remake of The Little Mermaid may have found its crustacean sidekick.

  • Who is Disney's new live-action 'Little Mermaid' star Halle Bailey?
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    Who is Disney's new live-action 'Little Mermaid' star Halle Bailey?

    R&B singer Halle Bailey, of duo Chloe x Halle, has been unveiled as Disney's new Ariel in their latest live-action remake.

  • 'Mary Poppins Returns': How we wrote the film's Oscar-nominated songs
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    'Mary Poppins Returns': How we wrote the film's Oscar-nominated songs

    Scott Wittman, who co-wrote the 'Mary Poppins Returns' soundtrack with Marc Shaiman, shares how the film's songs - including 'The Place Where Lost Things Go' - came together.

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda Tears Up While Bringing Father Onstage at 'Hamilton' Puerto Rico Opening
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    Lin-Manuel Miranda Tears Up While Bringing Father Onstage at 'Hamilton' Puerto Rico Opening

    All profits from the show's Puerto Rico run will go to The Flamboyan Arts Fund, to preserve the arts on the island.

  • Dick Van Dyke says he PAID Walt Disney $4000 to play banker in 'Mary Poppins'
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    Dick Van Dyke says he PAID Walt Disney $4000 to play banker in 'Mary Poppins'

    Dick Van Dyke so wanted to play two roles in Mary Poppins that he paid Walt Disney for the privilege. Van Dyke was already signed up to play Bert the chimney sweep in the classic children’s fantasy movie, but he also wanted to play the role of the doddering Mr Dawes Sr, the tyrannical boss of David Tomlinson’s George Banks at the Dawes Tomes Mousley Grubbs Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. In a televised interview on ABC with Lin-Manuel Miranda, who stars in the forthcoming Mary Poppins Returns, Van Dyke revealed: “When they made me up as the old man in [the original movie], I had to go to go to Walt and ask him for the part, he didn’t give it to me.

  • How 'Mary Poppins Returns' connects to the original 1964 film
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    How 'Mary Poppins Returns' connects to the original 1964 film

    What are the narrative threads that connect 'Mary Poppins Returns' to the original, and how come Mary hasn't aged?

  • Dolphins make quite the bathtub splash in new 'Mary Poppins Return' trailer
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    Dolphins make quite the bathtub splash in new 'Mary Poppins Return' trailer

    Hear a snippet of Emily Blunt singing a brand new song too.

  • 'Mary Poppins Returns' set visit report: Disney’s sequel will be ‘a gift to the world’
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    'Mary Poppins Returns' set visit report: Disney’s sequel will be ‘a gift to the world’

    Find out how Rob Marshall, Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dick van Dyke, and Ben Whishaw are teaming up to make the sequel to the most practically perfect movie of all time.

  • Logan star Dafne Keen for BBC's His Dark Materials from Tom Hooper
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    Logan star Dafne Keen for BBC's His Dark Materials from Tom Hooper

    Dafne Keen, the star of X-Men spin-off Logan, has signed up for the lead role in the BBC’s big budget adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. Tom Hooper, helmsman of Oscar-winners including Les Misérables and The King’s Speech, is now on board to direct, according to Deadline, after working his scheduling around a forthcoming movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats. Keen will play Lyra Belacqua in the planned eight-part series, an orphaned girl brought up in an alternate version of Oxford, who comes into possession of a valuable instrument which can answer any question asked of it.

  • Check out the first look at Mary Poppins Returns
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    Check out the first look at Mary Poppins Returns

    Here we have the first look at the new Mary Poppins – with Emily Blunt as the magical nanny, and Lin-Manuel Miranda as her lamp-lighting chum Jack.

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda Lives a 'Star Wars' Dream, Gets His 'Yoda' On With 'Weird Al' Yankovic
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    Lin-Manuel Miranda Lives a 'Star Wars' Dream, Gets His 'Yoda' On With 'Weird Al' Yankovic

    'Hamilton' creator surprises fans by belting out a quick chorus at song parodist's sold-out Radio City Music Hall show

  • SJP, Anna Wintour & More Stars Celebrate Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton'
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    SJP, Anna Wintour & More Stars Celebrate Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton'

    Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical Hamilton is such a success that not only are tickets impossible to buy but President Obama put running the country on hold to take his daughters, Sasha and Malia, to see it. So the fact that the Broadway play’s opening night brought out some of Hollywood’s best and brightest, comes as no surprise. Miranda himself wore a navy blue suit, which he paired with sneakers (it’s his night he can wear what he wants to). Sarah Jessica Parker dressed for the occasion in an Elie Saab Couture gown, intricately covered in sequins and paisley detailing. Matching was a theme for the night: Patina Miller wore a cobalt blue Balmain crop top and flared trousers, Allison Williams shined in metallic oversized pants, and Judith Light worked it in white. More from Yahoo Style:Taraji P. Henson Was Asking for a Nip Slip in This Cleavage-Baring DressKate Hudson Does It All — Sheer, Plunging, and Cutouts — at Leonardo DiCaprio’s Saint-Tropez GalA Trio of Sexy Baldwins Support Alec Baldwin at the “Mission Impossible” Premiere