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Video: What Do Lin-Manuel Miranda and Gizmoduck Have in Common?
May 8, 2018
Interview / Television Projects / Video

After assessing the similarities between Gizmoduck and Alexander Hamilton, Miranda reflects on the similarities between himself and his DuckTales character.
Click on the image below to see the video.

News: Prizeo Campaign #MoreOfUs
May 8, 2018
News / Video

On Monday May 07, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Prizeo launched the new campaign, #MoreOfUs, to support Center for Popular Democracy Action, Latino Victory Project, BlackPAC and Let America Vote. Entering, a lucky person can get the chance to see Hamilton in Washington D.C. with Lin-Manuel and spend the day with him.
But let him explain it in the video and the note below.

A NOTE FROM LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA

Taking Hamilton to our nation’s capital will be an incredibly special moment. DC was an important part of these characters’ lives and the work they did there set the governing standards that continue to this day. From the very beginning, we have been defending the virtues of representative government and the right to vote. Voting is our most important civic duty. Generations of Americans have sacrificed their lives not only to protect that right to vote, but to ensure its expansion to everyone of legal age regardless of race, gender or religion. Now, it is our responsibility to make sure that everyone who should be able to vote is able to vote. Through this campaign, we are supporting four incredible organizations that spend every waking minute educating voters, eliminating barriers to vote, and getting people to the polls, not just for national elections, but for crucial state and local elections as well. Your vote is always important. We have to show up for each other so the system put in place by the founding fathers continues to work.

When you give $10, you will be entered to win a trip for you and a friend to come to Washington DC (travel and hotel for 2 nights are on us) and see Hamilton with me. But wait! There’s more! You will spend the day at a top secret backstage experience that NO ONE will ever get to see in person but you. It’s so secret that I can’t even tell you about it and will only happen this spring in DC. What I can tell you is that you will have proof that you were there… in the room where it happened.

So let’s help #MoreofUs get to the polls for a change. I’ll see one of you in DC!

Siempre,

Lin-Manuel

Video: Lin-Manuel on Good Morning America to talk about Puerto Rico, DuckTales and Hamilton The Exhibition
May 8, 2018
Interview / Television Projects / Video

On Monday May 07, Lin-Manuel was a special guest on Good Morning America where he was interviewed by Robin Roberts about Puerto Rico and Hamilton: The Exhibition; talked with Michael Strahan about his family, Mary Poppins Returns and the Hamildrops; but before, he sat with the cast and acted as Pop News Anchor, introducing a DuckTales clip.


[If the video doesn’t work, you can watch it HERE.]


News: Lin-Manuel Miranda presents Hamilton: The Exhibition
May 8, 2018
Gallery Update / Interview / News / Photo Session / Public Appearances / Video

On Sunday May 6, Miranda was in Chicago to present the new branch of the Hamilton The Musical empire: ‘Hamilton: The Exhibition’, an interactive, immersive attraction designed to tell the story of Alexander Hamilton and the founding of America. Lin-Manuel will provide narration through an audio tour and, at various points, in video form.
Click on the image below to see the interview where he explains what this new adventure will be.

In the article by Chicago Tribune you can find uder news about the exhibition with quotes from Jeffrey Seller, David Korins and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Also, check out the gallery for same shoots from the event and a brand new set of portraits.

 
 

Coverage: Interview on the set of DuckTales
May 5, 2018
Gallery Update / Stills/Screencaptures / Television Projects / Video

In a new exclusive video for Entertainment Weekly, Miranda assesses the similarities between his DuckTales character, Gizmoduck, and Alexander Hamilton.
Also, in gallery there’s another photo promo.

 


What’s more, Entertainment Weekly talked with the DuckTales reboot creators Francisco Angones and Matt Youngberg about Lin-Manuel and his involvement in the show. You can read the interview under the cut.

Video: Lin-Manuel Miranda interviews his mother Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda
May 4, 2018
Video

On May 04, Lin-Manuel Miranda interviewed his mother, Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda, live on Facebook about her health experiences and the support that she got from Planned Parenthood in supporting her reproductive health and her battle with thyroid cancer. Dr. Towns-Miranda is now a Planned Parenthood Action Fund board member.
Check out the interview!

News: Lin-Manuel Miranda is Gizmoduck on DuckTales
May 4, 2018
Gallery Update / Stills/Screencaptures / Television Projects / Video

On May 11, in the episode ‘Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!’, the character Gizmoduck (aka Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera) will make his debut in the DuckTales serie. As reported by D23.com, on his experience voicing the character, Lin-Manuel Miranda said “I’m really excited that a new generation of kids will be growing up with DuckTales. As a huge fan of the original series, I love that I can share this new version with my sons.”
Check below the first TV commercial featuring Lin-Manuel’s voice, a photo promo and what Francisco Angones, the serie Co-Producer and Story Editor, has to say about his Gizmoduck and how he got Miranda on board.

Francisco Angones on Convincing Lin-Manuel Miranda to Be on DuckTale

I loved comic books growing up, but being a Latino kid in the 80s reading comic books, we had [only] one superhero. We had Vibe, the DC Comics superhero. He is a gang member who has break dancing powers. That’s not a sterling example of Latino diversity. He’s been rehabbed. He is great. But when it came time to do DuckTales, the character Gizmoduck is the main superhero character, like Peter Parker meets Iron-Man. and I was like, “God, wouldn’t it be cool if he was Latino? Wouldn’t it be cool if it wasn’t just the token superhero character but if he was the main superhero in DuckTales?”
We looked at the character and we did this interesting revamp of him. In the original series he was this kind of nerd who had a million ideas at once. He was an accountant that wanted to work for Scrooge McDuck and he talked his way into every situation and spoke very quickly. He was brilliant, but kind of a dupe, and earnest and lovable. I was like, “That sounds like Lin-Manuel Miranda.” Stupidly, I wrote the character as if it was Lin-Manuel Miranda and I wrote this letter to him. I explaining to him about how I got a D in that presentation and I said, “Look, I love Disney, I love Marvel, I love superheroes in general, there is not a Latino superhero in the multiplex at all. I want my kids to have one and I can do that.” I knew he had a kid and I told him, “Wouldn’t you like that?” I didn’t know at the time that he was also a massive DuckTales fan. We sent him the letter and he said yes. He is recurring on our show as Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera now. We record him at 2:00 AM because he is a very busy man, but it’s amazing.

Photos: The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center 18th Annual Monte Cristo Award
May 1, 2018
Gallery Update / Public Appearances

On April 30, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center awarded Lin-Manuel Miranda with the 18th Monte Cristo Award at New York City’s Edison Ballroom. The O’Neill annually bestows the Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater. The first professional production on In The Heights was at the O’Neill’s National Music Theater Conference in 2005, and in 2017, the Miranda Family Fund announced their commitment to provide scholarships for artists of color to attend the O’Neill’s National Theater Institute.
Check out the gallery for the photos!

   
   

BroadwayWorld posted a report of the night.

Video: Lin-Manuel Miranda on BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM
May 1, 2018
Interview / Video

Lin-Manuel Miranda debuted an exclusive sneak peek of the video for his latest Hamildrop, ‘First Burn’, on BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM on Monday April 30, and discussed the process of writing the song an producing the track.
Check out the videos.

News: The April Hamildrop is ‘First Burn’
Apr 30, 2018
Audio / Video

On April 30, Lin-Manuel Miranda dropped the April Hamildrop ‘First Burn‘, available for download and streaming. The track is the first draft of the Eliza’s song, performed by five actresses who have played the character: Lexi Lawson, Arianna Afsar, Shoba Narayan, Rachelle Ann Go, and Julia Harriman.

Ever the generous man, Lin-Manuel shared a recording in which he sings the song with The Hamilcast, available on their Episode #116.