Tag Archives: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Hamilton, which explodes with power, vitality and imagination in the Broward Center for a five-week run, is not the Second Coming as many overheated observers would have you believe. But this tour from Broadway Across America demonstrates why this musical epic is a watershed work that may well transmute mainstream theater for a decade to come.
City Theatre’s Summer Shorts, which only recently began showcasing musicals, includes three this year including one by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
From the defiant, fierce and joyful opening phrases about a bastard immigrant destined to become “a hero and a scholar,” Hamilton proves itself an electrifying game changer in the world of musical theater – and then continues to do it for another 2 hours and 45 minutes.
It’s been a long, long time since a locally-produced musical has thrust inside an audience’s collective chest to touch its heart like Actors’ Playhouse’s triumphant production of In The Heights. Several shows this season have produced near raves among critics and audiences, but this production is cause once again for recalibrating your standards.
Actors Playhouse’s 2012-2013 season will feature something old, something new, something you may have heard of but likely never seen, and something only the playwright’s mother is aware of — and all intriguing: In The Heights, Godspell, Fox on the Runway and The Last Five Years