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Actor Saul Williams Says 'Hamilton' Is 'Extraordinary'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.09.2016 | Arts

After building its buzz at the Public Theater, Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton" hit Broadway with a bang that hasn't let up since. The musical,...

Hamilton To Perform Opening Number On Grammys | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.04.2016 | Black Voices

The Grammy Awards show will welcome back musical theatre this year. The Broadway phenomenon will perform the show's opening number on the Grammy broa...

Forget Valentines, Let's All Send Hamiltines Instead

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.28.2016 | Arts

There's no better way to say, "I heart thee," than by sending a carefully crafted Valentine. Come Feb. 14, few gestures beat a twee card, cut with or...

Believe In Yourself And Dreams Come True!

Nick Katsoris | Posted 01.28.2016 | Parents
Nick Katsoris

Imagine if 18 time Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps' mother never took him to swimming practice, or if three time Oscar winner Meryl Streep was told not to audition for the school play.

What Broadway's 'Hamilton' Can Teach Hollywood About Diversity

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.29.2016 | Arts

Imagine a film about one of our nation's great forefathers. He's a bootstrapping young man, born to white parents in the Caribbean, who came ...

'Hamilton' Actor Chose Finishing College Over First Big Broadway Offer | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.20.2016 | Black Voices

'Hamilton' is the hottest ticket in town.  And Leslie Odom, Jr, who plays Vice President Aaron Burr in the hit musical, is surely one to watch. ...

Top 10 Best Theatrical Performances of 2015

Victor Legrá | Posted 01.06.2016 | Arts
Victor Legrá

There goes another year in New York with magnificent stage performances. Some performers in the past year have excelled in exceptional storytelling far more than others. A season full of diverse characters ranging from female revolutionaries, sexually curious teenagers, a glittering tornado exit, underappreciated siblings, a one-man band, a Latin pop star, a ton of toe-tapping music, and star-turning performances. As we start ramping up to 2016, I look back at my top 10 theatrical performances of 2015.

8 Places to Celebrate Alexander Hamilton in New York and Beyond

Dave Parfitt | Posted 01.06.2016 | Travel
Dave Parfitt

Alexander Hamilton's birthday is January 11, and now's the perfect time to re-discover the "ten dollar Founding Father without a father." Continue reading for more places to visit and celebrate Alexander Hamilton's legacy.

The Best Albums of 2015: Did Your Favorite Make the List?

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 12.21.2015 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Should we love something just because it's hummable and memorable (i.e. anything by The Weekend)? Or should we expect more out of a song (like when Adele shows us greatness)? Is there room for both approaches?

Aisle View: The 2015 Ten Best List

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

What more need be said? It is, yes, as good as you've heard. What a shame that the ticket situation will keep it out of the reach of the general theatergoing public for another year or three.

Get Your Laugh on: Sylvia and Gentleman's Guide

Cara Joy David | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Is it going to forever change your life? No. Is it going to make you laugh? Very likely so.

Diversity: The New Lead Role on Broadway

Haley Besser | Posted 12.10.2015 | Entertainment
Haley Besser

When attending live theatre, I expect to learn something new in addition to being entertained. There are so many stories begging to be told through th...

Jonathan Groff Reveals What It's Really Like To Film A Gay Sex Scene

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Jonathan Groff is back on Broadway as King George in the musical phenomenon, "Hamilton," after a short leave while he made the wrap-up special of the...

Yup, Hit Musical 'Hamilton' Is Heading To Chicago

Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.08.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — The mega-hit Broadway show "Hamilton" is on the move — a production will open in Chicago next September. Producers said T...

J.J. Abrams Reveals Who Wrote The Cantina Band Music For 'The Force Awaken'

Associated Press | Carolina Moreno | Posted 12.02.2015 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- The force of "Star Wars" has drawn together two of the biggest pop culture sensations of the year. Director J.J. Abrams divulged on ...

A Shout Out to America

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Thousands of New York City students are about to get the field trip of their lives. The Rockefeller Foundation has pledged $1.5 million to what may be the most ambitious set of these excursions ever imagined: a chance for 20,000 New York City high school juniors to see the Broadway musical Hamilton.

Watch 'Aladdin' Meet 'Hamilton' In Sidewalk Rendition Of 'A Whole New World'

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment

Broadway's "Hamilton" might be the hottest ticket in town, but it's the pre-show sidewalk performance that's got our attention. Every time&nbs...

NYC Students Can See 'Hamilton' On Broadway For A Cool 10 Bucks

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.28.2015 | Arts

Things you can buy with 10 dollars include a six-pack of beer, a knockoff Moleskine journal, a not-quite-new-release movie on iTunes, and an artisan ...

Will Diversity on Broadway Attract New Audiences?

Victor Legrá | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Victor Legrá

Diversity on stage will give people of different backgrounds a reason to explore forms of entertainment new to them. Audiences want to relate to characters that look and sound like them.

The Cast Of 'Hamilton' Showed Off Their Rap Skills At The BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.14.2015 | Black Voices

The cyphers are probably the most anticipated parts of the BET Hip-Hop Awards and Tuesday night, the cast of the hip-hop-inspiried Broadway ...

This Viral Photo Shows Humankind At Our Best

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.12.2015 | Good News

The most powerful gestures can also be the simplest.  Godfrey Coutto, a 21-year-old student at McMaster University, was on a&...

On the Culture Front: 'Hamilton,' 'Mercury Fur,' 'Fulfillment' and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 10.08.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Plays like Mercury Fur remind me why I love the theater above all other mediums. Philip Ridley's terrifying intermission-less piece brings us face to face with the darkest impulses of humanity without the comforting distance of the other.

Moving From Canada's Biggest Cities

Wendell Cox | Posted 10.05.2015 | HuffPost Home
Wendell Cox

People have been moving away from Canada's largest metropolitan areas (Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver) for the last decade, according to Statistics Canada 2004/5 to 2013/4 data. Canada's patterns of dispersion over the past decade mirror the metropolitan dispersion that is continuing in most high-income world nations.

Lin-Manuel Miranda: I'll Always Be A Counterweight To Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

Fox News Latino | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 10.02.2015 | Latino Voices

 Playwright and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda is building a remarkable career on Broadway by highlighting the immigrant experience in masterful and t...

I Have an Opinion on Every Song in "Hamilton"

Elizabeth Logan | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth Logan

Operetta diehards may consider it blasphemous that I parse, analyze and review the tracks of the "Hamilton" Broadway cast album individually, rather than as a whole.