18
Jun 2018
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On June 18, Lin-Manuel Miranda dropped the June Hamildrop, ‘Boom Goes The Cannon‘ from the hip hop music duo Mobb Deep. The song arrives almost one year after Prodigy, one member of the Mobb Deep, passed away; Miranda thanked the other member, Havoc, in a tweet.
The track is available for download and streaming.

J.Period, producer of The Hamilton Mixtape, confirmed on Instagram that the track was meant to be on that album but wasn’t finished in time.

Rolling Stone shared a few statements by Miranda and Havoc.

Lin-Manuel Miranda:

I feel so humbled and grateful that Havoc and Prodigy not only came to see us at the Rodgers in 2016, but were inspired to create this track before Prodigy’s untimely passing last year. Their lyrics, as ever, paint a vivid picture of friendship and solidarity in the face of overwhelming odds. I’m unbelievably proud to present new Mobb Deep music in 2018. This one’s for Queensbridge. ‘Boom Goes The Cannon…’ incorporates a sample of ‘Right Hand Man’ while Prodigy delivers his verse as George Washington, one of the characters from Hamilton.

Havoc:

It was an honor being part of the Hamilton project just on the strength alone I’m a huge fan of the musical; I am a history buff so it was right up my alley. This being one of the few last recordings I did with Prodigy definitely holds a special place in my heart and always will when I hear the record. Releasing the record now at this time of year after the passing of my partner in rhyme, Prodigy, is a great way to pay homage to him and continue not only Mobb’s legacy, but his as well. He’ll forever be my ‘right hand man.’

8
Jun 2018
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DEADLINE: After winning the films rights to Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Tony-winning musical In the Heights in a heated auction for an estimated $50M, Warner Bros. has set a date for the feature adaptation directed by Jon M. Chu of June 26, 2020 in what will be positioned as a mass-appealing family musical prime for four-quad audiences.

At this point no cast is set, but Miranda is producing with the pic being adapted off Hudes’ script and Miranda’s music and lyrics. A decade ago, Miranda starred in the four-Tony-winning Broadway musical in which he played a bodega owner in Washington Heights who strikes it rich and plans to leave, until the pull of the neighborhood and the people in it give him pause. Miranda followed that up by creating Hamilton.

Deadline co-Editor-in-Chief Mike Fleming reported exclusively and extensively on the extrication process by which Hudes and Miranda publicly demanded and received the In the Heights films rights back from the Weinstein Co. after the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke in October. They wanted the property free of association of Weinstein with Hudes speaking out on social media and Miranda backing her up.

The auction that went down the first week of May between Warners, Fox, Paramount, Sony, Disney, Netflix and Apple entailed the studios receiving an early look at Hudes’ script with respective marketing departments involved in the pitch meetings to describe how they’d promote the film. Several studios dressed up back lots to resemble scenes in the movie.

June 26 is a prime date for In the Heights as the musical also takes place during the summer, with a positive emphasis on family and community. The only other studio wide release scheduled on that date is an untitled Fox Marvel movie.

Chu has Warners’ upcoming Crazy Rich Asians coming out on Aug. 15.

4
Jun 2018
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Jimmy Fallon and Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Instagram on June 1 to sing a silly song about their goatees while being on a boat.
Check the clip below and in Gallery you can find the screen captures.

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1
Jun 2018
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Tons of new stuff in Gallery: new photos from events, screen captures from Lin-Manuel’s latest Television Projects, including the whole Freestyle Love Supreme series on Pivot, and many, many digital scans from the last two years.
Be sure to check everything!

   
   

   
  
  
 

Public Appearances > 201819 April – Hispanic Federation’s ‘Rising Stronger’ Spring Gala
Public Appearances > 201823 April – Actors’ Equity Association’s 2018 Rosetta LeNoire Award
Public Appearances > 201830 April – The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center 18th Annual Monte Cristo Award – Arrivals
Television Projects > Freestyle Love Supreme: Pivot (2014)Promo
Television Projects > Freestyle Love Supreme: Pivot (2014)Episode Screencaptures
Television Projects > My Brother, My Brother and Me (2017) > 1.06 Candlenights & Vape Ape (Screen Captures)
Television Projects > Bartlett Series (2018) > Trailer (Screen Captures)
Television Projects > Bartlett Series (2018) > Behind The Scenes
Television Projects > Rapture – Netflix Serie (2018)Episode 01×02 – Screencaptures
Television Projects > Saturday Night Live (2018) > 43×21 Tina Fey/Nicki Minaj Production Stills
Television Projects > Saturday Night Live (2018) > 43×21 Tina Fey/Nicki Minaj  > Episode Screencaptures
Stage Production > 2003 – Freestyle Love Supreme > Promo
Stage Production > 2014 – 21 Chump Street > Promo
Photo Sessions > 2018 > Session 005
Digital Scans
Miscellaneous > Almost Like Praying (2017) > Promo
Miscellaneous > Almost Like Praying (2017) > Video Screen Captures
Miscellaneous > Wrote My Way Out (Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc)
Miscellaneous > Flatbush Zombies – Vacation The Movie (2018)
Miscellaneous > Found Tonight (Lin-Manuel Miranda & Ben Platt)

31
May 2018
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On May 31, Lin-Manuel Miranda dropped the May Hamildrop, a cover of ‘Helpless‘ from the punk rock band The Regrettes. The track is available for download and streaming.

30
May 2018
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Town & Country shared another short video from the backstage of their photoshoot of the Miranda family with an interview to Lin-Manuel and his father, Luis.

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25
May 2018
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Lin-Manuel Miranda was the guest of the first episode of the second season of the podcast Majority 54 hosted by Jason Kander, president of Let America Vote, one of the organizations supported by #MoreOfUs prizeo campaign.
The podcast is available for free on their site.
Check out the video sneak preview below.

22
May 2018
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On May 19, Lin-Manuel Miranda joined Dick Van Dyke at the Backstage at the Geffen, at the Geffen Playhouse, where they were both honored. Miranda was presented the Education Impact Award.
Check out photos and videos below!

   
 

 

 


Business News posted a report of the event. Under the cut you can read the bits about Miranda.

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20
May 2018
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Lin-Manuel Miranda had a cameo on the Saturday Night Live Mean Girls sketch during the last episode of the season, hosted by Mean Girls creator Tina Fey.
Check the video below!

18
May 2018
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EXCLUSIVE FROM DEADLINE: Warner Bros is closing a $50 million deal to score film rights to In the Heights, the Tony-winning musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes. The property been the subject of a hot auction after it was extracted from the The Weinstein Company ahead of its bankruptcy.

Bidders for the project — pitched directly by Jon M. Chu who is directing the movie and also helmed Warners’ upcoming Crazy Rich Asians, the musical’s book writer and screenwriter Quiara Alegría Hudes, and with Miranda joining by phone — included Fox, Paramount, Sony, Disney, Netflix and Apple. Warner Bros’ winning bid includes giving first-dollar gross for the filmmaking team.

Endeavor Content repped the property and brokered the deal. Anthony Bregman, Mara Jacobs and Scott Sanders are producers.

In the auction that went down the first week of May, studios got an early look at Hudes’ script, and they involved their marketing departments in these pitch meetings to describe how they will market the film. Several studios dressed up backlots to resemble scenes in the movie.

The pitch process was made possible because Miranda’s and Hudes’ reps smartly extricated the rights from the Weinstein Co. months after its creators demanded back the property following Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal broke. They publicly demanded the project be free of association with Weinstein — right after the scandal broke, Hudes was outspoken on social media, and Miranda backed her up.

Miranda starred a decade ago when In the Heights opened on Broadway. He played a bodega owner in Washington Heights who strikes it rich and plans to leave, until the pull of the neighborhood and the people in it give him pause. The musical won four Tonys, and Miranda followed that up by creating Hamilton.

Miranda is repped by WME, Liebman Entertainment and attorney Nancy Rose of Schreck Rose; Chu is repped by UTA and Artists First; Hudes is with WME and Objective Entertainment.

Jon M. Chu confirmed the news with a tweet.