By Mariela Rosario | 12/22/2010 - 08:00
We recently caught up with composer/actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, who rocked the world of Broadway with his amazing show In the Heights—a musical about the Washington Heights neighborhood in New York that incorporated hip-hop and salsa rhythms, featured an almost entirely Latino cast and wracked up four TONY Awards in 2008 (including Best Musical).
By Mariela Rosario | 10/28/2010 - 15:20
Three years, four Tonys and one movie deal later, Lin-Manuel Miranda's wildly successful musical masterpiece In the Heights is ending it's run on Broadway.
It was just announced that the show would no longer run on the Great White Way and that the show's creator and original star, Lin-Manuel Miranda return for the last two weeks of the run. The last show will be on Jan. 9, 2011.
The show won the 2008 Tony award for Best Musical and will have played 29 previews and 1,185 performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre when it ends.
By Angie Romero | 06/15/2010 - 14:00
This isn’t happening for another two years, but the news is too exciting to keep under wraps! Broadway producers Hal Luftig and Scott Sanders have announced that the first new production of Evita in more than 30 years will launch in a Nederlander Theater in the Spring of 2012 with Latin superstar Ricky Martin, who has finally accepted the role, playing Che.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/04/2010 - 12:30
When the new Broadway revival of Evita debuts next year at the Nederlander theater, creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice are hoping to up the production's star power by bringing Ricky Martin on board to play the role of Che Guevara. The revival, budgeted at $10 million, will be directed by Michael Grandage and choreographed by Rob Ashford.
By Lee Hernandez | 11/09/2009 - 19:00
The soundtrack for Broadway’s Tony-winning rock musical Next To Normal is infectious, fun and will make you want to get up and dance. It’s totally worth the $17it costs to buy it on Amazon—it’s also worth your money to purchase many of the songs (“I’m Alive,” “Superboy and the Invisible Girl” and “You Don’t Know”) on the iTunes Store. But the Broadway musical, directed by Michael Greif, is a sometimes tedious and sloppy production, plagued by not-so-great acting and off-key singing that you’re better off skipping.
By Lee Hernandez | 10/21/2009 - 18:25
His character Miguel Prado may have been brutally and tragically murdered on Showtime’s hit serial killer drama Dexter, but in real life, Puerto Rican actor Jimmy Smits is alive, well—and this just in—joining the cast of Yasmina Reza’s Tony-winning Broadway play God of Carnage. Beginning Nov.
By Lee Hernandez | 08/06/2009 - 15:33
After watching Karen Olivo take home a Tony for her role in the Broadway revival of West Side Story, and hearing all of the buzz surroudning the play, I decided I had to check it out. After watching the show, which opened in March and can currently be seen at NYC's Palace Theatre, I was left wondering why 91-year-old American playwright and director Arthur Laurents revived this play if nothing new was going to come of it.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 03/20/2009 - 16:00
Sofia Vergara is reportedly headed to the Great White Way to play the “take no mess” character Mama Morton in the Tony-winning revival of Chicago. Queen Latifah played the Morton role in the 2002 film version of the musical.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 03/03/2009 - 16:20
West Side Story doesn’t officially open until March 19, but preview sales for the first seven shows reached as high as $1,042,713, according to Fox News. That would make it the second most popular play on the Great White Way, coming in right after hit musical Wicked.