Local church issues apology for ‘Hamilton’ performance.
A local church that has drawn the ire of Broadway fans throughout the country for its portrayal of the popular show “Hamilton” has issued an apology. The performance was followed by a 15-minute sermon that compared being gay to having an addiction. News of the show reached the Hamilton creator who tweeted, “Grateful to all of you who reached out about this illegal, unauthorized production. Now lawyers do their work.”In Tuesday’s statement, the church admitted to not asking for or receiving permission to produce the show. “We respect the copyrights of Hamilton’s author and contributors,” the statement read.myrgv.com
McAllen church criticized for its take on ‘Hamilton’
A McAllen church is facing controversy for its rendition of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s popular musical “Hamilton” that had several scenes edited to incorporate Biblical themes — and which was followed by a sermon that compared being gay to having an addiction.myrgv.com
tick, tick… BOOM! | Lin-Manuel Miranda Takes the Reins on a Love Letter to Artists | Netflix
Oscar®-nominated tick, tick… BOOM! actor Andrew Garfield, co-star Vanessa Hudgens, screenwriter Steven Levenson and producers Julie Oh and Julie Larson speak to first-time filmmaker Lin-Manuel Miranda's helming late theater legend Jonathan Larson's love letter to artists everywhere. Subscribe: https://bit.ly/36dnr0k Find Netflix Film Club on: ➡️INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/netflixfilm ➡️TWITTER: https://twitter.com/NetflixFilm About Netflix: Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 214 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries, feature films and mobile games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. tick, tick… BOOM! | Lin-Manuel Miranda Takes the Reins on a Love Letter to Artists | Netflix https://www.youtube.com/netflixfilmclub On the brink of turning 30, a promising theater composer navigates love, friendship and the pressure to create something great before time runs out.news.yahoo.com
‘Encanto,’ ‘House of Gucci’ fuel Thanksgiving box office
Thanksgiving weekend moviegoing was still far from the feast it normally is, but Disney’s “Encanto” and the Lady Gaga-led “House of Gucci” both gave a lift to two genres that have been particularly battered by the pandemic: family movies and adult dramas.
New this week: Will Smith, 'Tick, Tick... Boom!' and Adele
This week’s new entertainment releases include a much-anticipated album from Adele, a documentary about Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction during the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show and Will Smith playing father and tennis guru to Venus and Serena Williams.
Hundreds gather for PEN America gala, hosted by Awkwafina
PEN America held one of New York’s first major indoor literary gatherings since the pandemic began last year, as hundreds met Tuesday night for the organization’s annual gala to honor writers, community servants, political dissidents and such prominent public figures as Walt Disney executive chair Robert A.
Disneyland is reopening, but Texans can't go. Here's why
Handout/Getty ImagesIf you're thinking of ways to spend your stimmy, you're going to hold off on spending it at Disneyland, as least for now. Disneyland announced they will reopen on April 30, according to Forbes. But, it really is going to be a "small world after all" in the theme park as they will only open at 15 percent capacity and to California residents only. LATINO SPOTLIGHT: Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' coming to the big screenchron.com
"Rent" stars Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp reflect on the groundbreaking musical's 25th anniversary – and how it set the stage for "Hamilton"
The credit goes to director Michael Greif and Jonathan Larson, who wrote the book, music and lyrics for the musical. "He was convinced he had the chance to change the face of musical theater," Rapp, who played the struggling filmmaker Mark, said of Larson's legacy. Millions of people around the world have fallen in love with the words and music that Jonathan Larson created. "Jonathan Larson changed my life by believing in me and seeing the talents in me," Menzel told CBS News. Later this year, the world will hear more about Jonathan Larson when "Tick, Tick...Boom!cbsnews.com
Joaquin Castro says lack of Latinos at Golden Globes is 'unacceptable'
While the nation watched the Golden Globes Sunday evening, Joaquin Castro noticed a lack of Latino actors, writers, and creators in the award show. "Latinos are almost completely missing at the @goldenglobes – it's unsurprising and unacceptable," the San Antonio native politician said. Twitter user Robert C. quote retweeted Castro's tweet and wrote that there are Latino writers, producers, and directors in waiting. "It's time the streaming companies step up and change patterns not just mirror the status quo," the user pointed out. Bustamante's film "La Llorona" was nominated for "Best Picture" for a foreign language film.chron.com
Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman used writing to overcome a speech impediment she had as recently as college
To many, Amanda Gorman's delivery of the her inaugural poem "The Hill We Climb" was one of the highlights of Inauguration Day on Wednesday. But what makes Gorman's delivery all the more remarkable is that as recently as college, Gorman struggled with a speech impediment. "I am proud to be in the speech difficulty club with you and President Biden and also Maya Angelou," Gorman told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Wednesday. (Cooper told Gorman he had a slight stutter as a child. See also:Meet 22-year-old Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. historyRead the full text of Amanda Gorman's inaugural poem 'The Hill We Climb'What George Takei learned about resilience from his dad making art in Japanese internment campcnbc.com
Netflix is releasing a new movie every single week of 2021
Neflix says it's "kicking 2021 off with a bang" — and it appears that momentum will last all year. The streaming service is set to release a new movie every single week of 2021, the company announced on Tuesday. Not only is the 2021 movie slate star-studded, but many of the films are created by award-winning filmmakers, including Adam McKay, who is behind movies like "Vice" and "The Big Short." Plus, popular Netflix films like "To All the Boys" and "The Kissing Booth" will get the final installments in their trilogies. With some movie theaters starting to fail — even before the pandemic hit — and many people staying at home, streaming services like Netflix are receiving more and more content.cbsnews.com
Reaction to the death of AIDS activist, writer Larry Kramer
(AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)NEW YORK Reaction to the death of Larry Kramer, the AIDS activist and playwright who turned his fury into mass protests and helped raise the profile of the disease:"If you remember the early days of the AIDS crisis then you remember Larry Kramer. Author and fellow founder of the Gay Men's Health Crisis Edmund White, in a statement. His anger was needed at a time when gay mens deaths to AIDS were being ignored by the American government. Elton John, in a statement. Thank you, Larry Kramer. Lin-Manuel Miranda, via Twitter. ___Rest in power to our fighter Larry Kramer.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' is skipping theaters, coming to Disney+ on July 3
(L-R) Phillipa Soo, Christopher Jackson, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Ramos attend Lin-Manuel Miranda's final performance of "Hamilton" on Broadway at Richard Rodgers Theatre on July 9, 2016 in New York City. The filmed version of the Tony Award-winning musical "Hamilton" will arrive on Disney's streaming platform on July 3, the company and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed Tuesday. The addition of "Hamilton" to Disney's streaming service could lead to a spike in subscribers. As of May 4, Disney+ had 54.5 million subscribers. Disney has said that it expected Disney+ to gain between 60 million and 90 million subscribers worldwide by 2024.cnbc.com
'Hamilton' is coming to movie theaters October 2021 and 'the box office potential is massive'
(Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)A filmed version of the Tony Award-winning musical "Hamilton" will arrive on the big screen in 2021, creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda announced Monday. Disney was ultimately tapped as the distributor and will bring the filmed version of the Pulitzer and Olivier-winning musical to movie theaters on Oct. 15, 2021. "I'm so proud of what Tommy Kail has been able to capture in this filmed version of Hamilton," Miranda said in a statement. We're excited to partner with Disney to bring the original Broadway company of Hamilton to the largest audience possible." Typically, filmed versions of live Broadway musicals and plays find a home on public cable networks like PBS or straight to home video.cnbc.com
Lin-Manuel Miranda is happy his 'Hamilton' success happened 'a little later in my life'
If you haven't found massive success as a young person, that might be a good thing according to "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. "I am so grateful that the success of 'Hamilton' happened sort of a little later in my life," Miranda, 39, said at the American Express Big Future of Shopping Small event in New York City on Thursday. Miranda received Kennedy Center Honors in 2018, and "Hamilton" tickets on Broadway still sell for hundreds of dollars each. Though Miranda had already experienced success before "Hamilton" (he wrote and starred in the Tony- and Grammy-award winning 2008 Broadway play "In the Heights"), it soared to a new level. For example, "In the wake of 'Hamilton's' success, I got pitched a lot of stuff," Miranda said Thursday.cnbc.com
Met Gala 2020 Theme Announced Along With Co-Chairs Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Lin-Manuel Miranda
The 2020 Met Gala will be taking style-savvy stars back to the future! The first Monday of May, which falls on May 4 next year, will have French designer Nicolas Ghesquire joining actors Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emma Stone and Meryl Streep as co-chairs. David Bailey pic.twitter.com/JLgX3ON9cD The Met (@metmuseum) November 7, 2019Though Streep has never attended a Met Gala, she does have several ties to the event. Here's a look back at some of the Met Gala's most memorable styles through the years: Met Gala Fashion Flashback: Katy Perry, Blake Lively and More! Kim Kardashian Responds to Rumors That She Had Her Ribs Removed to Fit Into Met Gala DressKanye West Tells Kim Kardashian He's Not Into Her 'Too Sexy' Met Gala Look
Anthony Ramos on Telling Stories Through His Music & Extra Special Connection to 'In the
"I know Usnavi [de la Vega], that's Leo from the corner store. And there is certainly a place for Ramos: On Broadway, Hollywood and the music industry. "In the Heights is one of the greatest experiences of my life," Ramos perks ups as he talks about the project. His In the Heights experience also included hanging out with Marc Anthony on the set, and sharing stories with the Latin music icon. Just tell your story, write, write, write and don't be ashamed.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's new show opens on Broadway
Lin-Manuel Miranda is coming back to Broadway. "Freestyle Love Supreme" is set to hit the Great White Way in the fall. NEW YORK - Lin-Manuel Miranda's new improvisatory hip-hop musical show opens today on Broadway. "Freestyle Love Supreme" was co-created by Thomas Kail, Anthony Veneziale, and Lin-Manuel Miranda of "Hamilton" fame. Other occasional performers for the Broadway run include Christopher Jackson, Wayne Brady and Daveed Diggs -- who played George Washington, Aaron Burr, and Thomas Jefferson in "Hamilton," respectively.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin and More Celebrate Puerto Rico Governor's Resignatio
"QUE VIVA PUERTO RICO !!!!!!" J Balvin also weighed in, commemorating the occasion with a tweet reading, "FELICIDADES PUERTO RICO." FELICIDADES PUERTO RICO J BALVIN (@JBALVIN) July 25, 2019The people of Puerto Rico have shown the world what can happen when a united public demands justice and accountability with a clear voice, he said in a statement. Now they must choose what comes next, and Congress must listen. @RepGrijalvaCS https://t.co/pofiuFIdiG Wilson Cruz (@wcruz73) July 25, 2019ASI Puerto Rico! RELATED CONTENT:2019 Premios Juventud: The Best Moments, From Daddy Yankee's Puerto Rico Speech to Maluma's Family MomentFarruko Teams Up With HBO Latino for Concert Special in Puerto Rico (Exclusive)Ricky Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda and More Support Puerto Rico ProtestOprah Winfrey Commits $2 Million to Puerto Rico After Being Inspired by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Ricky Martin, Bad Bunny, Lin-Manuel Miranda and More Stars Support Puerto Rico Protest
Ricky Martin, Bad Bunny and Lin-Manuel Miranda, among many other Latin stars, spoke out about their native homeland's recent political troubles. Martin took to social media on Wednesday to share video of himself on the streets of Puerto Rico protesting the governor. "I have to come to Puerto Rico to let the world know that we will make a change," he continued. On Monday, Bad Bunny explained that he would be dropping his tour and heading to his homeland to protest. RELATED CONTENT:Oprah Winfrey Commits $2 Million to Puerto Rico After Being Inspired by Lin-Manuel MirandaBad Bunny Makes History With Sold-Out Homecoming Concert in Puerto RicoJennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Open Up About Relief Trip to Puerto Rico
Bad Bunny, Ricky Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda want Puerto Rican governor out
Bad Bunny, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ricky Martin are calling for the resignation of Puerto Rican Gov. The site of the largest protests is at La Fortaleza, the official residence of the governor in San Juan. On Monday the Latin trap artist tweeted that he would be interrupting his current tour to join the protests in Puerto Rico. (Joe Raedle / Getty Image s) 19 / 23 Protesters in San Juan, Puerto Rico, demonstrate along a street leading to the governors mansion. (Thais Llorca / EPA-EFE / REX) 23 / 23 Nicole Lopez shows her national pride while joining other protesters calling for Puerto Rico Gov.latimes.com