Historians irked by musical ‘Hamilton’ escalate their duel

New York 02/04/19, 13:19

Ever since the historical musical "Hamilton" began its march to near-universal infatuation, one group has noticeable withheld its applause — historians. Many academics argue the portrait of Alexander Hamilton, the star of our $10 bills, is a counterfeit. Now they're escalating their fight.Ishmael Reed, who has been nominated twice for ...

Jimmy Fallon: Puerto Rican episode a ‘love letter’ to island

Entertainment 01/14/19, 17:12

Jimmy Fallon is calling his "Tonight Show" episode taped in Puerto Rico a love letter to the island still in hurricane-recovery mode.The show airing Tuesday on NBC features a performance by "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. He's reprising his starring role in the U.S. territory for charity.Fallon tells The Associated Press ...

Lin-Manuel Miranda: Shakespeare theater fire ‘heartbreaking’

Entertainment 01/14/19, 15:51

Investigators sought the cause Monday of a fire that destroyed the historic American Shakespeare Theatre, whose stage has been graced by the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Christopher Plummer and James Earl Jones.Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," tweeted Sunday that the loss of the theater was "heartbreaking."The ...

Hamilton’s star reprising role in Puerto Rico to raise funds

Entertainment 01/11/19, 23:25

Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised his lead role in the hit musical "Hamilton" on Friday night to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise thousands of dollars for artists and cultural groups struggling in the wake of Hurricane Maria.The audience giggled, hooted, clapped and tapped their feet throughout the ...

Jose Feliciano, Bad Bunny are ‘Tonight’ Puerto Rico guests

Entertainment 01/10/19, 17:01

Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" broadcast from Puerto Rico will showcase artists with ties to the U.S. territory.Besides previously announced guest Lin-Manuel Miranda, Fallon said Thursday he will be joined on the Tuesday, Jan. 15, show by Jose Feliciano, Bad Bunny and Ozuna.The three musicians are natives of Puerto Rico.Chef and ...

Jose Feliciano, Bad Bunny are ‘Tonight’ Puerto Rico guests

Entertainment 01/10/19, 16:03

Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" broadcast from Puerto Rico will showcase artists with ties to the U.S. territory.Besides previously announced guest Lin-Manuel Miranda, Fallon said Thursday he will be joined on the Tuesday, Jan. 15, show by Jose Feliciano, Bad Bunny and Ozuna.The three musicians are natives of Puerto Rico.Chef and ...

Barack Obama appears on Miranda’s latest ‘Hamilton’ song

Entertainment 12/21/18, 12:50

Barack Obama, or Barap Obama? The former U.S. president appears on a reworked song by Lin-Manuel Miranda originally from the Broadway hit "Hamilton." Released Friday, "One Last Time (44 Remix)" features Obama reciting a passage from George Washington's farewell address. The song also features vocals from Tony nominee Christopher Jackson, who played ...

Lin-Manuel Miranda calls ‘Mary Poppins’ sequel role a dream

New York 12/19/18, 12:28

Working on "Mary Poppins Returns" put Lin-Manuel Miranda in a comfort zone, sort of.The theater actor, composer and creator of the Broadway smash "Hamilton" knew the film's director, Rob Marshall, from such stage and screen credits as "Cabaret" and "Chicago." And he knew the work of the composers, Marc Shaiman ...

‘Tonight Show’ to air episode in Puerto Rico with ‘Hamilton’

Entertainment 12/17/18, 20:43

Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" will air an episode next year from Puerto Rico including an exclusive performance with Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising his role in "Hamilton."NBC announced Monday evening that Miranda and the new touring cast will appear in the episode Jan. 15. The telecast will focus on Puerto Rico's recovery ...

2018 Breakthrough: Elsie Fisher of ‘Eighth Grade’

Entertainment 12/13/18, 13:23

Elsie Fisher is having a pretty good year. In this Nov. 19, 2018 photo, actress Elsie Fisher, star of the film "Eighth Grade," poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Her deft portrayal of a lonely teenage YouTuber in the film "Eighth Grade" has earned her acting nominations ...

Trumps to skip Kennedy Center Honors for 2nd straight year

Entertainment 11/13/18, 17:09

For the second straight year, President Donald Trump will not be attending the Kennedy Center Honors celebrating cultural achievement. Neither Trump nor first lady Melania Trump will be at the Dec. 2 event, according to Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's director of communications. On Tuesday, Grisham also told The Associated Press ...

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