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How We Told the Story of Hamilton

A guide to Vulture’s nonstop coverage of a Broadway cannonball that was never just a musical.
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The Hamilton Movie Swings Open the Doors of Broadway

The Disney+ version of the musical is in-your-face at a moment when nothing is allowed to be in your face.
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Gradually and Then All at Once, Racial and Labor Reckoning at the Flea Theater

After years at a simmer, the situation suddenly reached a boiling point.
  1. records on records
    Pop Smoke Joins Biggie and Tupac With Posthumous No. 1 Debut AlbumAnd the Hamilton cast album broke records by rocketing to No. 2.
  2. hamilton
    Who Tells Your Story on Camera? How Hamilton Was Edited Into a Movie.Director Tommy Kail and editor Jonah Moran explain how they pieced together key moments from the musical — including the ending.
  3. two friends
    Okieriete Onaodowan and Daveed Diggs Discuss Hamilton’s Slavery Issue“I definitely appreciate everybody questioning it,” Diggs told Onaodowan on the latest episode of Two Friends.
  4. miranda refuted
    The Academy Says the Hamilton Movie Won’t Be Eligible at Next Year’s OscarsDespite what the Academy says, Disney reportedly plans to submit the project for the Oscars and various guild awards.
  5. sorry
    Just a Post About Jonathan Groff’s King George Spit in HamiltonSorry, we had to.
  6. in memoriam
    Broadway and Hollywood Communities Remember Late Actor Nick CorderoThe Bullets Over Broadway performer passed away after a months-long battle with COVID-19.
  7. the arts
    United Kingdom Unveils Nearly $2 Billion Government Relief Package for the ArtsThe funds will be split between museums, independent theaters, and other arts and cultural organizations.
  8. obits
    Broadway Actor Nick Cordero Dead at 41 Due to Coronavirus ComplicationsThe Broadway performer was nominated for a Tony in 2014 for his turn in Bullets Over Broadway.
  9. theater review
    Uses for a Dull Knife: Productive Boredom in Three ZoomertainmentsState vs. Natasha Banina, And So We Come Forth and Zero Cost House
  10. work!
    How We Told the Story of HamiltonA guide to Vulture’s nonstop coverage of a Broadway cannonball that was never just a musical.
  11. movie review
    The Hamilton Movie Swings Open the Doors of BroadwayThe Disney+ version of the musical is in-your-face at a moment when nothing is allowed to be in your face.
  12. theater
    Dustin Hoffman to Star in Our Town on BroadwayBartlett Sher is attached to direct.
  13. broadway
    Broadway’s Coronavirus Shutdown Officially Extends Until January 2021The Broadway League has confirmed what’s already seemed apparent.
  14. broadway
    Trouble in Mind, Landmark Play About Race and Theater, Finally Heads to BroadwayAnd Caroline, or Change will return in Spring 2021.
  15. broadway
    Hugh Jackman’s Music Man Won’t Be a-Comin’ to Broadway Until Spring 2021As it becomes increasingly clear Broadway isn’t coming back this fall.
  16. theater
    Gradually and Then All at Once, Racial and Labor Reckoning at the Flea TheaterAfter years at a simmer, the situation suddenly reached a boiling point.
  17. trailer mix
    Look Around, Look Around, Disney’s Hamilton Trailer Has Arrived Right NowFinally, you can see what all the hype is about.
  18. theater
    Holland Taylor on How Playing Ann Richards Changed Her LifeTaylor explains her fascination with the Texas governor.
  19. performing arts
    The Precarious Future of High Culture in New YorkThe pandemic silenced the city’s symphony halls and grand opera houses. But will the (eventual) restart bring with it a reckoning?
  20. cool babies
    David Byrne’s American Utopia Is on the Road to HBODirected by his “art brother” Spike Lee.
  21. drama desk awards
    A Strange Loop, The Inheritance Lead This Year’s Drama Desk WinnersThe (awards) show went on Saturday night.
  22. q&a
    Jagged Little Pill’s Lauren Patten Will Not Admit That She Steals the ShowPatten won a Drama Desk Award for her emotional “You Oughta Know.”
  23. theater review
    Does Interactive Theater Work on Zoom? Two Theaters Switch On the VideoWhat exactly makes something feel “live”?
  24. girl from the north country
    The Bob Dylan Musical Made Bob Dylan Cry“I’ve seen it and it affected me,” he said of Girl From the North Country.
  25. theater
    Building Trust After Inclusivity Failed: Lessons for the TheaterAfter years of talk, minimal progress. So what now?
  26. theater
    BIPOC Theater Artists Petition for Change: ‘We See You, White American Theater’Co-signed by Cynthia Erivo, Billy Porter, Viola Davis, Leslie Odom Jr. and hundreds of other theater makers.
  27. the coronavirus
    For the Apollo Theater, the Show Must Go OnThey’re taking their talent online. Literally.
  28. theater
    Shaina Taub Describes Being Arrested on Her StoopShe said the officer was “snarling intense verbal intimidation.”
  29. black lives matter
    Slave Play Donates $10,000 Intended for Awards Season to National Bailout Fund“Enough is enough.”
  30. theater
    Black Theater Workers Call Out Racism on BroadwayGriffin Matthews, Schele Williams, Cody Renard Richard, and others have described racist experiences working in theater.
  31. postponements
    Drama Desk Awards Postponed Out of Regard for Ongoing Protests“We stand together with our black colleagues against the racial injustice and violence in our nation and city.”
  32. theater
    Props? Trombone Zones? Dressing Rooms? A COVID Theater Think Tank Plans AheadProp-handling rules? Dressing-room airflow checks? Trombone-free zones? What will it take to open safely?
  33. the longest lives
    What I’ve Learned So FarLessons from artists and thinkers.
  34. remembrances
    Larry Kramer’s InheritanceAn intergenerational conversation about what he meant and means.
  35. roll clip!
    Two Minutes of Armie Hammer Going Hog Wild OnstageNo one can resist Icona Pop’s “I Love It.”
  36. social distance
    Claire Foy and Matt Smith Will Star in a Socially Distant, Livestreamed PlayThe Old Vic’s new version of Lungs will be performed without an audience.
  37. theater
    Miscast Gala to Bring Those Delightful Performances Right to YouTube This YearA perennial highlight of the Broadway season.
  38. dance
    Where to Stream Great Dance PerformancesA little starter set for the enthusiast who wants to feel like leaping again.
  39. smash lives!
    Like a Phoenix Rising From the TV Ashes, a Smash Musical Is Heading to BroadwayThey said “Don’t Forget Me!” and they meant it.
  40. roll clip!
    Try Not to Tear Up As Dolly Parton Serenades You RemotelyAs part of an online Covenant House fundraiser.
  41. cats
    Sure Sounds Like Andrew Lloyd Webber Didn’t Dig James Corden in Cats“I cannot tell you how absolutely un-Eliot it all was.”
  42. dont tell me about it stud
    CBS to Air Grease in Lieu of Tonys, Which Is the Worst Thing They Could DoBroadway’s biggest night is on hold due to coronavirus.
  43. broadway
    Frozen Closes on Broadway Due to the Coronavirus PandemicThe company will still run its North American tour and plans to open Frozen in Australia, the U.K., Japan, and Germany.
  44. streaming theater review
    Molly Sweeney Returns: A Dark Play Brightens the ScreenBrian Friel’s triple intertwined monologues, in a streamed revival of the 2011 production at the Irish Rep.
  45. theater
    The Cursed Michael Jackson Musical Has Rescheduled Its Run to 2021Producers say MJ will play the Neil Simon Theatre starting March 2021.
  46. great news
    Broadway Star Nick Cordero Wakes From Coma Amid Battle With the CoronavirusLet’s celebrate that!
  47. the lost season
    What Would Ren Dara Santiago’s The Siblings Play Have Been?The first in a series devoted to the Lost Season.
  48. books
    Former Drama Teacher Chasten Buttigieg to Release MemoirI Have Something to Tell You comes out on September 1.
  49. reunions
    Smash Cast and Renée Zellweger for Some Reason to Reunite for Bombshell ConcertStreaming Wednesday, May 20, at 8 p.m. ET.
  50. broadway
    Broadway Extends Coronavirus Shutdown to Labor Day“Broadway will be back when the governor tells us it’s safe to be back.”
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