Broadway Babies News Archive
Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda & J.J. Abrams Celebrate Star Wars Day By Singing A Song In Huttese! Watch!
J.J. Abrams is one of the biggest filmmakers in Hollywood — and now, he can add Broadway singer to his long list of accolades!
For those who don't know, the cantina song featured in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was written by the director and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
So to celebrate Star Wars Day on Wednesday, the masterminds performed their collaboration live on the streets of New York City as a part of Miranda's #Ham4Ham series — a tradition in which the performer entertains crowds that are unable to get into Hamilton shows.
Before Abrams made his "Broadway singing debut," Miranda explained that the lyrics to the song, titled Jabba Flow, are in Jabba the Hutt's native tongue!
And fans who can't get enough of the song are in luck! The musical genius announced that Jabba Flow is available for purchase on iTunes, sharing on Twitter:
The JHud supporter wrote:
However, the 34-year-old responded to straight-up say that the only reason she was cast in the first place was because of her celeb status!
Ch-ch-check out her post (below)!
It's no secret the Broadway hit Hamilton has captured everyone's attention.
Well now Lin Manuel-Miranda's production has done it again as the 70th annual Tony Awards announced their nominees this morning and Hamilton set a new record with 16 nominations!
The former record holders were The Producers and Billy Elliot, which were tied with 15.
Ch-ch-check out the full list (below) and let us know who YOU want to win!
Watch Our Tonys Correspondent Iain Armitage Hijack Steve Harvey's Interview On Little Big Shots — Too Cute!
We couldn't adore Iain Armitage more!
On Sunday, our Tony Awards correspondent made a BIG impression on Steve Harvey while stopping the funny man's new show Little Big Shots. Aww!
Not only did the seven year old theater critic bust out some AH-Mazing tap skills, but he also totally hijacked the interview from the 59 year old. While it's said that the interview was filmed well before all that Miss Universe drama Steve caused, it was HIGHlarious to see Mr. Harvey's reaction when asked by the YouTube star if anything "embarrassing or unplanned" ever happened to him.
Oh, hindsight is 20/20. LOLz!
Be sure to ch-ch-check out Iain (AKA IainLovesTheatre)'s adorable interview for yourself (above).
We've known for a couple months that NBC's next planned musical is none other than Hairspray Live!, but we only just got our first casting news for the event on Monday… and we could not be more excited!
But that's not the only update we've got for ya — Harvey Fierstein will also be reprising his role as Edna Turnblad, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical back in 2003!
Two leads down, nine to go.
Make sure to catch J.Hud, Harvey, and the rest of the to-be-determined cast when Hairspray Live! debuts Wednesday, December 7 on NBC!
Whom do U want to see join the cast next??
[Image via Jennifer Hudson/Instagram.]
Hamilton Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Gets Political While Rapping About Puerto Rico's $70 BILLION Debt Crisis!
He can do no wrong!
First he had In the Heights, then he made history with Hamilton, and now Lin-Manuel Miranda is all about Puerto Rico.
The son of two Puerto Ricans, Lin stopped by Last Week Tonight on Sunday to address the Commonwealth's debilitating $70 BILLION public debt!
Not only is the message poignant, but the song feels just as powerful as all of his other bodies of work.
Hopefully the Hamilton star's intense level of fame leads to some positive changes over in Congress — after all, he did promise Paul Ryan free tickets!
Ch-ch-check out Lin-Manuel Miranda's latest political rap (below)!!!
Lin-Manuel Miranda & The Cast Of Hamilton Celebrate Prince's Life With Upbeat Let's Go Crazy Tribute!
The most popular show on Broadway just keeps getting better!
Well, clearly not every musician wants to be sad while looking back at the iconic singer's life, because the cast of Hamilton just celebrated his legacy in the most positive way yet!
Following their show Thursday night, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, and the rest of the cast decided to honor the 57-year-old with an upbeat cover of his song Let's Go Crazy!
Now this seems like the way Prince would want to be remembered!
Ch-ch-check out Lin-Manuel & Co.'s touching Prince tribute (below)!!!