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Video: American Express Small Business Saturday Commercial
Nov 9, 2018
Stills/Screencaptures / Video

The new American Express spot starring Lin-Manuel Miranda announced over the weekend is set to roll out this week.
After touring his neighborhood in the first commercial, ths time around Miranda promotes small businesses that make it unique.
Below, check the spot and the screen captures of it in our Gallery.

 

Coverage: Entertainment Weekly Holiday Preview Issue
Nov 9, 2018
Interview / Movie Projects / Stills/Screencaptures

Mary Poppins and Jack the lamplighter are on the cover of Entertainment Weekly Holiday Preview Issue with the parrot head umbrella, which cannot get Hamilton tickets, even if now it stars in Mary Poppins Returns with Lin-Manuel Miranda!
Check out the cover and a few new stills in our Gallery.

 


Under the cut, you can find the parts of the article about Mr. Miranda.

Coverage: Vogue Magazine December 2018
Nov 8, 2018
Interview / Movie Projects / Photo Session

Emily Blunt is on the cover of December issue of Vogue and Lin-Manuel Miranda keeps her company in the editorial, photographedby Annie Leibovitz in a Mary Poppins Returns inspired photoshoot.
Check out the photos in Gallery!


Under the cut, you can find the parts of the article about Mr. Miranda.

Photos: ‘Born For This’ Original Songs Preview
Nov 6, 2018
Public Appearances

On November 5, Lin-Manuel Miranda went to see a song preview performance of the BeBe Winans Broadway bound Musical ‘Born For This’ at Feinstein’s 54 Below in New York City and visited the cast backstage.

News: Lin-Manuel Miranda joins American Express to support Small Business Saturday
Nov 4, 2018
News / Stills/Screencaptures / Video

The collaboration between American Express and its Global Brand Ambassador, Lin-Manuel Miranda, continues after the commercial directed by Tom Hooper launched in August. The goal is to help bring awareness to the Shop Small movement and expand its presence in Puerto Rico, and Miranda will star in this year’s Small Business Saturday® television ad, debuting in November.
“Communities like mine, Washington Heights in New York City, are made special and unique by small businesses. I’ve stayed in my community because neighbors are family, commercial strips are vibrant with bakeries, restaurants serve food as if your grandmother made it, and bodegas are stocked with what you need. I’m excited to join American Express in celebrating Small Business Saturday this year, as they make communities stronger by supporting local business owners like my pharmacist Manny and my barber George.”
November 24, 2018 marks the ninth annual Small Business Saturday®,to know more about it read the press release.
Below, check the behind the scene video of the campaign and, in our Gallery, a promotional photo and the screen captures of the video.

 

 

Video: Lin-Manuel Miranda Surprises Swing Left Volunteers
Nov 4, 2018
News / Stills/Screencaptures / Video

On Saturday November 03, Lin-Manuel Miranda surprised a bus full of Swing Left volunteers about to canvass in New Jersey.
Check the video below and the screen captures in our Gallery.

 

Video: Mary Poppins Returns New 45” Spot
Nov 3, 2018
Movie Projects / Stills/Screencaptures / Video

We get some new glimpses of Mary Poppins and her gang in this new Mary Poppins Returns 45” spot and a whole new still of Jack in Gallery.
Check out!

 

News: The October Hamildrop is “Theodosia Reprise” by Sara Bareilles
Oct 31, 2018
Music Projects / News / Stills/Screencaptures

On October 31, Lin-Manuel Miranda dropped the latest Hamildrop, ‘Theodosia Reprise’ sung by Sara Bareilles. The track – a moment between Aaron Burr and his daughter which was cut from Act 2 – features the show’s orchestrator Alex Lacamoire on piano and bass and Roots bandleader Questlove on drums.
‘Theodosia Reprise’ is available for download and streaming.

[EDIT] Lin-Manuel Miranda appears really briefly in the music video of the song. In gallery you can see the screen captures of those moments.

News: Lin-Manuel Miranda Puts Freestyle Love Supreme Back Onstage
Oct 30, 2018
News

On October 29, Lin-Manuel Miranda announced that his improvisational hip-hop group, Freestyle Love Supreme, will be back on stage or 32 performances from January 30 through March 2 at Ars Nova’s Greenwich House Theatre, that next year will house the Off Broadway nonprofit Ars Nova. The announcement was made throught a video at the NOVA BALL 2018 and shared on Twitter by the group official account.
Tickets available here.

 

NEW YORK TIMES: Before “Hamilton” or “In the Heights” hit Broadway, Lin-Manuel Miranda honed many of his artistic skills by performing live, improvisatory hip-hop with a group of like-minded friends.

Now Mr. Miranda and his tight cadre of post-college collaborators are bringing that group, Freestyle Love Supreme, back to the stage; Mr. Miranda will be a producer and an occasional guest performer, but not a regular member of the cast.

“It is as addictive as Twitter once you realize you can get in front of an audience and make up a hip-hop show in real time,” he said. “I am going to jump in for as much as my life allows. But the show will not be dependent on me being there.”

Freestyle Love Supreme, which first hit the stage in 2004, performs spoken and sung numbers, accompanied by keyboards and beats, that are formulated in real time based on suggestions — words or themes — from audience members. The group’s name is a tribute to “A Love Supreme,” the John Coltrane jazz suite.

The group has performed at a variety of festivals and venues around the world and had a brief life on television. It will now reconvene for a sustained Off Broadway run from Jan. 30 to March 2 at the Greenwich House Theater; each show will be 80 minutes long.

“Freestyle Love Supreme probably has shaped my writing more than any other creative endeavor I’ve been a part of, because it’s writing in real time in front of an audience with nothing but your brain and your friends,” Mr. Miranda said.

The regular cast will feature Andrew Bancroft, Arthur Lewis, Bill Sherman, Chris Sullivan, Anthony Veneziale and Utkarsh Ambudkar; the producers hope guest performers will include alumni Christopher Jackson, James Monroe Iglehart and Daveed Diggs, all of whom have performed in “Hamilton,” as well as Mr. Miranda.

Embracing a practice used by some comedians, the show will require that patron cellphones be checked at the door.

“You want a real freestyle show, put your phones away,” Mr. Miranda said. “You’ll get to see something you’ll never see again. It’ll make a better audience experience, because the performers onstage are free and you’re fully present for it.”

Mr. Miranda is best known as a writer and performer and the creator of “In the Heights” and “Hamilton.” This run of Freestyle Love Supreme will mark his debut as a stage producer; the other producers include Thomas Kail, who directed “Hamilton” and “Heights” and directs Freestyle Love Supreme; Jill Furman, who is one of the lead producers of “Hamilton,” and Jon Steingart.

“Most of the quotes that we kick back and forth all these years later are from some Freestyle show in Edinburgh or Australia or Brooklyn,” Mr. Kail said. “We’ve been doing one-offs for years, while looking for an opportunity to do it again, and now we’ve found a window.”

Freestyle Love Supreme, which was formed while Mr. Miranda and Mr. Kail were working on “In the Heights,” was originally among the first productions of the Off Broadway nonprofit Ars Nova when it moved to West 54th Street. Next year, Ars Nova is shifting its home base to the Greenwich House Theater, and it is renting the space to the Freestyle production; the Freestyle plans were announced Monday night at an Ars Nova gala.

“There’s something exhilarating about sharing this with fans who haven’t seen it in a minute,” Mr. Kail said, “as well as an entirely new audience.”

Photos: Dominican Women’s Development Center’s 30th Anniversary Gala
Oct 26, 2018
Gallery Update / Public Appearances

On October 25, Lin-Manuel Miranda was honored at the Dominican Women’s Development Center’s 30th Anniversary Gala at Grand Hyatt New York.
Check out all the photos from the night in our Gallery.


[EDIT] Added, under the cut, a report of the night shared by Times Square Chronicles.