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Stage Door: Dear Evan Hansen, A Bronx Tale

Fern Siegel | Posted 12.09.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Dear Evan Hansen set in today's digital age, focuses on a socially awkward and isolated 17-year-old boy, while A Bronx Tale boasts a wannabe teen wise...

Let This 'Hamilton' Star Break Down Trump vs. Hillary For You

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.04.2016 | Arts

Dear millennials, former “Hamilton” star Daveed Diggs has a message for you: Vote. But first, because he acknowledges that one in four of us are s...

Listen To Busta Rhymes Rap A Powerful Remix Of 'My Shot' From 'Hamilton'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.04.2016 | Arts

“The Hamilton Mixtape” finally has a release date: Dec. 2, 2016. And you can officially pre-oder the album on Amazon today. Could there be better ...

This Is What American History Looks Like To Young Fans Of 'Hamilton'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.01.2016 | Arts

“Hamilton” is a ground-breaking musical for many reasons. Beyond its score and story and performances, though ― all of which are fervently prais...

The Pro-Hillary 'Hamilton' Parody Video You Always Knew Was Coming

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.27.2016 | Arts

After presidential candidate Hillary Clinton referenced “Hamilton” in her Democratic National Convention speech, we began patiently waitin’ for ...

Ice Cube To Co-Write, Star In A Genre-Crossing 'Oliver Twist' Musical

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.27.2016 | Arts

There was Jean Valjean. Then Alexander Hamilton. Now there’s Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. Let’s face it ― Broadway has always had a thing fo...

You Can Literally Watch The Entire 'Hamilton' Documentary Right Here

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.25.2016 | Arts

“Hamilton’s America” debuted on Oct. 21 as part of PBS’s “Great Performances” series. But for those of you who opted to spend last weekend...

This Chart Reveals Which 'Hamilton' Character You Are At Work

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.14.2016 | Arts

Have you ever wondered whether your colleagues view you as an Alexander Hamilton or an Aaron Burr at work? Great ― this “Hamilton”-themed flowch...

Identity In A Hall Of Mirrors

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

To the extent that we are mirrored, encouraged and acknowledged for our achievements and our creative pursuits, we are unified within ourselves. To the degree that we are perceived through a distorted mirror, we are torn asunder and may search for approval at a cost to our real self and creativity.

Gloria Estefan Dishes On New Hit Musical 'On Your Feet' And Growing Up Latina

The Huffington Post | Kara Ramonetti | Posted 09.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


After Seeing 'Hamilton,' My Obsession Became An Addiction

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.15.2016 | Arts
Galina Nemirovsky

My daughter declared it the best day of her life, having chosen tickets to the show over a trip to Disney World.

Derailment And How To Manage It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Although we can't undo the past, we can recognize a derailment and take action to get back on track.

Breaking Down What it Takes to Get to the NYMF Stage

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.09.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Sometime last week, when I was almost done with the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), I wrote a friend: "I'm a fan of everything that brings the world...

Stage Door: The Golden Bride

Fern Siegel | Posted 07.17.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Indecent at the Vineyard Theater, which told the back story to staging the provocative God of Vengeance, a masterwork by Sholem Asch. Hailed in Europe...

Daveed Diggs Isn't Cutting His Hair, So 'Hamilton' Fans Can Sleep Soundly Tonight

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.14.2016 | Arts

If you, like any other fervently dedicated “Hamilton” fan, have been feeling a sense of impending doom ever since Lin-Manuel Miranda left Broadway...

'Hamilton' Fans, Assemble: Here's What You Need To Know About The New Cast

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.06.2016 | Arts

The new cast of the Broadway smash "Hamilton" has been announced, and -- yes -- the actors are as young, scrappy, and hungry as you'd expect. Here's w...

Friends, Lovers, Legends King And Goffin Classic Duo, Classic Theatre In Biographical Musical 'Beautiful'

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 06.29.2016 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

This Los Angeles opening night was the conquering of Hollywood Blvd. and the Pantages Theatre by a musical over six decades in the making: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical now through July 17th at the Hollywood Pantages.

100,000 Students Across The U.S. Will Probably See 'Hamilton' Before You Do

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.27.2016 | Arts

Thousands of public school students across the country are about to realize exactly how lucky they are to be alive right now. History is happening. An...

"Let It Go" gets the LEGO treatment as a whole new Disney Frozen story unfolds across books, TV & digital with "Frozen Northern Lights"

Jim Hill | Posted 06.21.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

What with "Frozen - Live at the Hyperion" opening in late May at Disney California Adventure Park and Epcot's "Frozen Ever After" attraction opening i...

Every. Single. Time. 'Hamilton' Won Or Performed At The Tonys

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts

Sunday night marked an evening of #Tonys4Ham. The musical may not have broken the record for the most Tony Awards for a single production, but "Hamil...

This 11-Year-Old Ballerina Dancing To 'Hamilton' Is Your New Hero

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.09.2016 | Arts

Ballet + @hamiltonmusical!?! YES PLEASE! #Hamilton #HamiltonMusical #HamiltonBway #HamilKids #RiseUp #yayhamlet #TheRoomWhereItHappens #Hamiltunes #Br...

'Hamilton' Creator's First Musical Is Turning Into A Movie

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.03.2016 | Arts

Theater geeks and general lovers of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the certified "Hamilton" genius: assemble. News broke this week that Miranda's first musical,...

Stage Door: Bright Star, Cite

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.17.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Sometimes, there is a quiet, more intimate contender that merits attention. That category is owned by Bright Star, a Broadway bluegrass musical at the Cort Theater, headed by a Tony-worthy Carmen Cusack.

For $10, New York City Students See ‘Hamilton’ And Rap For Lin-Manuel Miranda

New York Times | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 04.14.2016 | Latino Voices

“Hamilton” has won acclaim for its fresh take on a familiar chapter of American history: the revolutionary era. But what if the musical were told ...

A 'Hamilton' Skeptic On Why The Show Isn’t As Revolutionary As It Seems

Slate | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts

This article originally appeared on Slate. For a long time, a stray tweet from writer Jay Caspian Kang seemed to be the only hairline crack in the mon...