Colleges, High Schools Use "Hamilton" To Enhance TeachingIt's one of the ways colleges and high schools are using the hugely popular musical to teach students about history, art, drama, culture, and even politics.
Outsiders Make Good As 'Dear Evan Hansen' Wins Big At Tonys"Dear Evan Hansen," the touching, heartfelt musical about young outsiders, has won the biggest theater popularity contest — winning the best new musical trophy at the Tony Awards along with five other statuettes, including best score, book and top actor honors for Ben Platt.
Kevin Spacey To Lead Tony Awards With Gentle HumorThe Tony Awards kick off with Kevin Spacey as its first-time host hoping to shake the telecast's post-"Hamilton" hangover. If rehearsals are any judge, the show plays to the new host's strength.
"Natasha, Pierre" Leads Tony Award Nominations"Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," a sung-through musical that dramatizes a melodrama at the center of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," earned 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday.
James Earl Jones To Get Lifetime Achievement TonyJames Earl Jones will soon get a third Tony Award -- for lifetime achievement. Jones will receive the special honor on June 11 at the Tony Awards when the show airs live on CBS.
Kevin Spacey To Host Tony Awards This June On CBSKevin Spacey has been picked to host this year's Tony Awards, putting the actor in the position of steering a telecast surely facing erosion after "Hamilton" racked up honors last year.
'Get Smart' Actor Dick Gautier Dead At 85Actor Dick Gautier, who gained fame playing an Elvis-like singer in the Broadway musical "Bye Bye Birdie" and went on to play Hymie the Robot on TV's "Get Smart," has died. He was 85.
Jennifer Holliday Backs Out Of Trump Inauguration GigBroadway star Jennifer Holliday has backed out as a performer at next week's presidential inaugural following protests from her gay and black fans, further dimming the event's already low celebrity wattage.
Trump Slams 'Hamilton'; Pence Says He Wasn't OffendedPresident-elect Donald Trump, in the midst of choosing his Cabinet, took time out Sunday for a second day to criticize the cast of the Broadway musical "Hamilton" and demand an apology for a message an actor delivered from the stage to Trump's running mate about the need for diversity in America.
"Wicked" Movie Slated For December 2019Universal Pictures announced Thursday that the long-gestating film adaptation of the award-winning musical "Wicked" has been slated for release on December 20, 2019. No cast has been set.
Lin-Manuel Miranda To Leave 'Hamilton' On July 9The news that no die-hard "Hamilton" fan — or anyone who hasn't seen the Broadway smash yet — wants to hear has arrived: Lin-Manuel Miranda, its creator and star, is leaving the show.
"Hamilton" Wins 11 Tonys, But Fails To Break RecordThe hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton won the Tony Award for best new musical, capping an emotional night in which many in the Broadway community rallied to embrace the LGBT community.

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