On this week’s podcast, Lynn Nottage discusses the presidential election and her new play ‘Sweat.’ Plus the editors discuss ‘Hamilton’s America’ and ‘A 24-Decade History of Popular Music.’
The megahit of the moment, like many revolutionary popular works, has strong roots in musical theatre’s past.
Last season was notably diverse, but the 2016-17 season announced so far looks more like business as usual on the Great White Way.
Lin-Manuel Miranda won the top honor; ‘Gloria’ by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and ‘The Humans’ by Stephen Karam were named finalists.
From ‘Shuffle Along’ to ‘Hamilton,’ a look at how black music has shaped the sound of U.S. musical theatre.
The prize awards dramatic literature inspired by the history of the United States.
The innovative Off-Broadway company honored alumni Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Jill Furman.
Oregon Shakes’s history-play commissioning project may not have funded the founding fathers hip-hop musical everyone’s talking about, but their slate so far is pretty revolutionary anyway.
Like its subject, the new musical’s author has close aides and allies, including director Thomas Kail, music director Alex Lacamoire, and the Public’s Oskar Eustis.
The two composers met recently to talk music, theatre, and how they clear their conscience.