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News: Lin-Manuel Miranda is Vanity Fair Cover Star

[ Written on November 27 2018 by Francesca ]

Lin-Manuel Miranda is on the cover of Vanity Fair’s Holiday issue, with a beautiful photoshoot and a long article.
Check the photos in HQ in our Gallery! [Edit: Added a photo report shared by Vanity Fair shot when Miranda took part in the Families Belong Together March in Washington D.C.]

 


Also, they have Lin-Manuel explain you Broadway slang in a video! [EDIT: Added a behind the scene video from the photoshoot.]

 

The piece starts describing the first image of Mary Poppins Returns, that is all about Miranda apparently.

The first image you see in Mary Poppins Returns is a gas flame dancing in an old-fashioned street lamp, just before dawn. It’s an apt way to start the movie, which, more than half a century later, means to rekindle the spirit of Walt Disney’s 1964 adaptation of the P. L. Travers children’s books. Some would argue (well, I would) that the original Mary Poppins is the greatest of Walt Disney pictures—Disney, the actual man and studio head—so that crafting a sequel is a Herculean and possibly foolish task. Blame or salute director Rob Marshall (Chicago, Into the Woods), screenwriter David Magee (Life of Pi), and songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray). But here we are.

The second thing you see in Mary Poppins Returns is a close-up of Lin-Manuel Miranda, tending the flame literally and figuratively as a Cockney lamplighter named Jack. Those of us happy just to have had tickets in the rear balcony when we saw Hamilton, the epochal hip-hop musical Miranda wrote and starred in on Broadway, or In the Heights, his first show and the rare Broadway hit with Latin music actually written by Latinos, may not have realized how expressive his big brown eyes are, especially on a movie screen. Here, with his face shorn of its customary beard and mustache, those eyes, no longer counterbalanced by whiskers, look almost ridiculously, Keane-ian large. They’ve been unleashed, like a pair of excited puppies—adorable and up for anything. In tandem with the gaslight, they seem meant to welcome us into the magical, innocent, sentimental world of Mary Poppins Returns, and they give us the first hint that this thing might work.

Read the rest of the article under the cut.

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Audio: Lin-Manuel Miranda sings Trip a Little Light Fantastic from Mary Poppins Returns

[ Written on November 26 2018 by Francesca ]

We are just a few weeks away from the release of Mary Poppins Returns. Now, the soundtrack, which Walt Disney Records will release on December 7, can pre-ordered here, but it’s not enough! Available online there are the first two songs: The Place Where Lost Things Go, performed by Emily Blunt, and Trip a Little Light Fantastic, performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Check out the two versions of Miranda songs on Youtube and the shorted version on Spotify as well.

And in Gallery you can find some new stills!

News: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks His Latest Role In Mary Poppins Returns For British Vogue

[ Written on November 26 2018 by Francesca ]

An article written by Lin-Manuel Miranda features in the December issue of British Vogue. He writes about Mary Poppins Returns and his life in London.
Read the scans in our Gallery or the online version under the cut.

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News: Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Cabinet talk about Satisfied

[ Written on November 26 2018 by Francesca ]

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Alex Lacamoire and Andy Blankenbuehler will be recognized by the Kennedy Center as the creators of Hamilton, the first work in any performing arts discipline to be singled out as an honoree in the awards’ 40-year history, and seated together for a photoshoot and a conversation with The Washington Post to talk about the one key scene helped cement the musical as a Broadway legend.
Check out the photos in our Gallery.

Read the full article after the cut.

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Coverage: A Conversation with Lin Manuel Miranda & Luis A. Miranda Jr. at the Geffen Playhouse

[ Written on November 25 2018 by Francesca ]

On November 16, Soledad O’Brien moderates an intimate conversation with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Luis A. Miranda, Jr. at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse regarding Puerto Rico’s long-term recovery and relief efforts from Hurricane Maria. All proceeds benefit Hispanic Federation UNIDOS Fund and Geffen Playhouse’s Education and Community Engagement programs.
Check the photos of the event in our Gallery.

Onstage Blog shared a report of the event, check it out under the cut.

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