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Coverage: Qualtrics X4 Experience Management Summit
Mar 9, 2018
News / Public Appearances

On March 08, Lin-Manuel miranda has been one of the speakers at the Qualtrics X4 Experience Management Summit, the world’s largest conference dedicated to the importance of experiences in business across customers, employees, products and brands.

    
The Salt Lake Tribune published a report of the event.

News: Lin-Manuel Miranda in the tv adaptation of His Dark Materials
Mar 9, 2018
News / Television Projects

New television project for Lin-Manuel Miranda! He will star in the tv adaptation, ordered by the British BBC One, of Philip Pullman’s fantasy series His Dark Materials as the balloonist-adventurer Lee Scoresby.

EXCLUSIVE FROM DEADLINE: The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper and Dafne Keen, the breakout star of Marvel’s Logan, have signed for the big-budget adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy epic His Dark Materials. I hear that the in-demand director has just closed a deal to helm the eight-part series following lengthy negotiations, while Keen will play main character Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe. Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda is also joining as adventurer Lee Scoresby.

I understand that Hooper has been keen for some time to oversee the series, which is produced by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner’s Bad Wolf in association with New Line Cinema for BBC One, but that he has been trying to make the dates align so that he can do both this as well as the live-action adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats for Universal and Working Title.

Keen, meanwhile, is coming off the back of Logan with Hugh Jackman, where she played Laura, Wolverine’s daughter, otherwise known as X-23. She also starred in Spanish drama The Refugees, which is produced by BBC Worldwide and Atresmedia for La Sexta. Miranda’s star is also exceptionally high off the back of his hit stage musical Hamilton and Disney’s Moana. The multi-hyphenate acts in upcoming musical fantasy Mary Poppins Returns and is a producer on Lionsgate’s fantasy The Kingkiller Chronicle.

BBC One ordered the series, which is written by National Treasure and Wonder writer Jack Thorne, in 2015. Pullman’s work, which featured three books: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, is a complex tale of physics, philosophy and theology featuring witches and armored polar bears. It tells the story of the coming of age of two children, Lyra and Will, who wander through a series of parallel universes.

Bad Wolf and distributor BBC Worldwide have also been talking to a number of international broadcasters and streaming services about the project, which is thought to be one of the most expensive British dramas to date. I hear that Apple and Netflix are among the suitors for the U.S. and global rights.

Northern Lights introduces Lyra whose search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In the second book, The Subtle Knife, she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass.

Northern Lights was previously turned into a feature titled The Golden Compass in 2007 starring Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman. The series is set to start production in Wales soon and the producers are expected to announce casting in the coming weeks. It will be exec produced by Pullman, Tranter, Gardner, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line; Piers Wenger and Chris Irving for BBC One and Deborah Forte for Scholastic.

Keen is represented by Independent Talent, Let’s Work Together and Stone Genow, while Hooper is also represented by Independent Talent and ICM.

Baz Bamigboye adds via Twitter that Lin-Manuel will shoot in Wales from this summer and the series will likely to be screened in late 2019 or early 2020.

Video: Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations
Mar 6, 2018
Audio / Interview / Video

Lin was part of Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations and his episode, Oprah at the Apollo, Part 2, is available for free on iTunes.
On Youtube there are a few videos from the night.


Video: Teaser Trailer of Mary Poppins Returns
Mar 6, 2018
Movie Projects / Stills/Screencaptures / Video

During the Oscars premiered the much anticipated teaser trailer of Mary Poppins Returns.
Check ou the gallery for Production Stills and photos from the set.

   
   
   

Movie Projects > Mary Poppins Returns Production Stills
Movie Projects > Mary Poppins Returns Concept Art 
Movie Projects > Mary Poppins Returns On Set – London [April 01, 2017] 

Coverage: 90th Annual Academy Awards
Mar 6, 2018
Public Appearances / Video

On March 04, Lin went to the Oscar where he presentend with Emily Blunt the award for Best Original Song, won by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for Remember Me.
Lin hit the red carpet in sunglasses, wore an Orange American Flag Pin to show his support to the advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety and stopped by Michael Strahan stage to talk about Mary Poppins Returns and the effort to help rebuilt Puerto Rico.
During the show he also took part the a sketch with many other movie stars: they went into a theater handing sneacks to the moviegoers. Lin and Guillermo del Toro carried a long party sub.
After the show he went to the annual Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

   
   
   
   

Public Appearances > 2018 > 04 March – 90th Annual Academy Awards – Arrivals
Public Appearances > 2018 > 04 March – 90th Annual Academy Awards – Inside 
Public Appearances > 2018 > 04 March – 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Arrivals 
Public Appearances > 2018 > 04 March – 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Inside 

Coverage: Lin-Manuel Miranda and ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Mar 6, 2018
Interview / Music Projects / News / Public Appearances / Video

On March 02, Lin-Manuel Miranda and ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic had been on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote the February Hamildrop, ‘Hamilton Polka’. Check out the videos below and the photos in gallery.



    

News: The February Hamildrop is ‘Hamilton Polka’ by ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic
Mar 6, 2018
Interview / Music Projects / News

On March 2, or February 30, as Lin-Manuel Miranda and ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic refer to it, the two artists dropped the February Hamildrop ‘Hamilton Polka’, available for download and streaming.

To promote the single, they released a long interview to Rolling Stone.

Photos: “Kings” Opening Night at the Public Theater
Mar 5, 2018
Gallery Update / Public Appearances

Lin joined Oskar Eustis, Tommy Kail and the crew of the show “Kings” during their Opening Night at the Public Theater. Check out the photos in gallery.

    

Coverage: Lin-Manuel Miranda In Conversation With Bill & Melinda Gates
Feb 21, 2018
Gallery Update / Public Appearances / Video

Lin joined Bill & Melinda Gates last week in a open Q&A in Hunters College. Check out the photos and video form the event.

    

photos: Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations
Feb 9, 2018
Gallery Update / Public Appearances

Lin was part of Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations, a podcast you can listen to for free on iTunes. I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Lin during his appearance on the podcast.