Miranda told the New Yorker that the backlash "In the Heights" faced over its casting is people "having opinions."
Celebrity men - Lin-Manuel Miranda, Matthew Morrison, and Ed Sheeran - are the subjects of mocking TikTok memes that frame them as villains.
Moreno had previously defended Lin-Manuel Miranda and "In the Heights" after people criticized the movie for lack of Afro-Latino representation.
Rita Moreno said that Lin-Manuel Miranda has "singlehandedly" brought widespread Latinx representation to film and TV in America.
"I can hear the hurt and frustration over colorism, of feeling still unseen in the feedback," Miranda said.
"In The Heights" director Jon M. Chu said they tried to cast "the people who were best for those roles" in response to whitewashing criticism.
Christopher Jackson, who played George Washington in "Hamilton," plays Mister Softee in "In The Heights."
Jon M. Chu told Insider that he named his son "Heights" because he wanted to say the word every day after falling in love with Washington Heights.
Lin-Manuel’s 2005 musical “In The Heights” put him on the map and his 2015 follow-up “Hamilton” made him a global phenomenon. Miranda spent time as a seventh-grade English teacher before making it big on Broadway. Before he was Broadway famous he went viral for singing the song “To Life” at […]
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John Boyega has received promises and support from Hollywood filmmakers following his speech at a Black Lives Matter march in London. Boyega delivered the impassioned address at the protest, saying, “I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this, but f— that.” In response, the “BlacKkKlansman” producer […]
“Teen Wolf” star Dylan O’Brien teamed up with “Parenthood” actress Sarah Ramos to recreate a scene from the 2010 film “The Social Network.” The two stars flawlessly reenacted the scene in which Eduardo Saverin (played by Andrew Garfield) confronts Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) about his Facebook share percentage being diluted. […]
Disney is moving up the release of the “Hamilton” movie by over a year. A recording of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical will now arrive on Disney Plus on July 3, 2020, 15 months before its planned theatrical release on October 15, 2021. The film is a professional recording of the […]
Hollywood actor, director, and writer Mary Neely has been spending her time in quarantine producing a series of musical theatre performances from her apartment. Neely told Insider she began making the videos after wearing wigs and costumes for nightly video calls and Instagram Lives with friends and fans. From “Beauty […]
Broadway star and ‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda runs a robust online store with endless Lin-Manuel merchandise, one Twitter user discovered. Fans needing a quarantine pick-me-up can purchase framed photos of Miranda for $US79. The site also advertises Lin-Manuel Miranda-themed water bottles, phone holders, magnets, and posters, among other items. The […]
John Krasinski orchestrated a surprise Zoom performance from Lin-Manuel Miranda and the original “Hamilton” cast for 9-year-old Aubrey. Aubrey missed out on seeing the show in Jacksonville when it was postponed indefinitely. However, Krasinski promised to fly her and her mum to New York to see “Hamilton” on Broadway when […]
Insider spoke to “In the Heights” director Jon M. Chu about the delay of the movie’s release due to the coronavirus. On Tuesday, Warner Bros. announced that the movie, which is an adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical, would not be released on June 26. A new release date has […]