Lin-Manuel MirandaLatest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 12/06/17 at 7:07PM EST
Lin-Manuel Miranda performs Hamilton in three minutes on Ellen
Miranda performed a condensed version of his Tony-winning musical with the help of a seven-year-old presidential historian.
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 9:35PM EST
Why Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Season 9 finale was its most ambitious episode
“This season finale was probably the most ambitious thing we’ve ever done because we wrote it for somebody who didn’t know that we had written it for him,” says executive producer Jeff Schaffer, “who happened to be in London, and we needed to actually write parts of a musical. From a scheduling and production standpoint, it was ambitious. Larry and I are not musical theater people, that was ambitious. Aside from all of those logistics, we wanted it to be really funny. Also, guest cast-wise it was ambitious, with F. Murray Abraham, Nick Offerman, Casey Wilson and (Lin-Manuel Miranda). Everyone just delivered.”
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 6:27AM EST
Curb Your Enthusiasm wrote Lin-Manuel Miranda and Judge Judy into the show before checking in to see if they were available
“You think that the hard part is actually writing the shows, but then you realize that once you've written it, and you've written it for someone specific, that you then need that person,” says executive producer Jeff Schaffer. “Scheduling becomes the hardest thing, because he's one of the most sought-after people on the planet. Luckily, he's a fan of the show and was super excited to do it,” he adds of Miranda, who first met David when David did his Broadway show, A Fish in the Dark.
Posted Thursday 10/26/17 at 5:14PM EDT
Showtime teams with Lin-Manuel Miranda for The Kingkiller Chronicle TV series
The Hamilton honcho will not only produce the TV adaptation of Patrick Rothfuss’ bestselling contemporary fantasy trilogy, he’ll compose music for it as well.
Posted Friday 10/06/17 at 4:37PM EDT
Stephen Colbert and Nick Kroll raise $1 million with their #PuberMe campaign
Lin-Manuel Miranda visited The Late Show last night to put the fundraiser for Puerto Rico hurricane relief at the $1 million mark. Colbert launched the campaign using his Ben & Jerry's AmeriCone Dream Fund money, promising to pay $1,000 for every celebrity who showed off their awkward puberty photo. Kroll and his Big Mouth castmates kicked in $100,000. ALSO: President George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara Bush join #PuberMe campaign.
Posted Monday 10/02/17 at 6:58AM EDT
Netflix accidentally pulls Gilmore Girls, upsetting fans like Lin-Manuel Miranda
“I WAS ONLY ON SEASON THREEEEEEEEEE,” Miranda tweeted Sunday upon learning that the beloved show had suddenly disappeared from Netflix. Netflix quickly rectified the situation, which also caught the attention of Lauren Graham.
Posted Tuesday 9/05/17 at 1:16PM EDT
The Magic School Bus reboot gets a trailer with a Lin-Manuel Miranda-updated theme song, plus the return of Lily Tomlin
The Netflix reboot will feature the return of Tomlin as Professor Frizzle, the sister of Kate McKinnon’s new Ms. Frizzle.