‘Hamilton’ and Its Innovative Education Program Arrive in Los Angeles [Source]
“There is no audience more honest on earth than 17-year-olds — they’re unjaded and scream at any action or kissing,” says Lin-Manuel Miranda, the musical’s creator and original lead, who earned an Emmy nomination for hosting Saturday Night Live and next stars in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns. “By the time they get to the theater, they’re buzzing. They’ve learned about the show and this chapter in American history, and they’re ready to go.”
“These kids are writing these incredible poems and dances and songs and scenes, not just from the perspective of George Washington, but also Sally Hemings and Phillis Wheatley — it’s this incredible way to explore how history isn’t told,” he says. “We really don’t treat Hamilton as the be-all, end-all of American history — it’s a musical! It’s as much as we can cram into two hours and 45 minutes! — but it’s been a great jumping-off point.“
The idea for #EduHam sprouted back when Miranda still envisioned Hamilton as a mixtape and his 2009 performance of the now-opening number at the White House went viral online. "In the six years I was writing Hamilton, teachers were already using the song in classrooms — YouTube comments said, 'My social studies teacher showed us this,’ ” he recalls. “As the show began to have success, we realized [the] need to prioritize kids in a real way, because this is going to be a tough ticket.”
The picture was taken by Wesley Mann on June 28. Lin-Manuel Miranda posed at NYC’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts with #EduHam alums. [BTS]
“C’mon, you’re being ridiculous,” Dylan said, slightly irritated, into the phone.
He had been talking to Jenn, his girlfriend of, like, forever, for twenty minutes now and it didn’t seem like it was going very well.
I leaned against a wall, fiddling with my script in my hand as I turned my focus back and forth between Holland and Shelley’s scene and Dylan’s phone conversation.
“You know what? Fine, whatever,” Dylan snapped before hanging up.
He shoved his phone in his pocket and ran his fingers through his hair, taking a deep breath.
“You okay?” I asked as Dylan walked over, standing next to me to watch the scene.
“I’m fine,” he said coldly, not even looking at me.
“Yeah, you seem just peachy,” I joked.
“I said I’m fine,” Dylan repeated, this time more angrily.
“Okay, sorry,” I mumbled, my feelings slightly hurt.
“You’re up, Emmi!” the director called, waving me onto the set.
Dylan opened his mouth to say something, but I didn’t give him the chance to before walking away. I glanced over at Dylan while Jeff was talking to find him staring at me, quickly looking away when we made eye contact. He definitely didn’t look mad anymore, but who the hell knows.
‘The Talk’ Talk show Adds Eve as Permanent Co-Host
“The Talk” has named rapper and actress Eve as a co-host to the CBS daytime talk show, Variety has learned.
Eve steps into the permanent role following the departure of Aisha Tyler, who made the decision to leave at the end of last season to focus on her other television and film projects, including CBS’ “Criminal Minds.”
Eve rounds out the panel that includes show creator Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, and Sheryl Underwood.
Since Tyler’s exit, “The Talk” has featured many guest co-hosts during its current eighth season.
Insiders say “hundreds of names” were considered before Eve landed the
full-time gig. Eve was a standout and proved she was the right fit
earlier this month when she co-hosted for a week, impressing viewers,
the network, and the cast.
“The women were thrilled when they heard Eve would be joining the
show and can’t wait to start talking and engaging her in the
conversation,” CBS exec Angelica McDaniel, who oversees daytime
programming at the network, tells Variety. “Eve is a natural
fit with our dynamic group of Daytime Emmy Award-winning hosts, and
brings a fresh perspective and bold point of view as an accomplished
artist, businesswoman, and wife who is raising four stepchildren and
looking to add to her family.”
“I will definitely make time for acting, if there is time. I’m always
interested in unique and fun parts,” Eve reveals. “And music, yes, I’ve
already started recording. I started recording a few months ago. And the
plan was, before this opportunity came up, was to put out some music,
which I still plan to do soon.”
@etnow: 2017 Emmy Predictions: Who Will Win and Who Should Win
Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie Bill Camp, The Night Of Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies David Thewlis, Fargo Stanley Tucci, Feud: Bette and Joan Michael K. Williams, The Night Of Should Win: Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies Will Win: Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
‘The True Blood alum turned heads as Nicole Kidman’s abusive husband, Perry, in Big Little Lies, and we believe he’ll be handsomely rewarded for his disturbing (and tragic) arc.’
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, airs live coast-to-coast Sunday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on CBS.
Read more on etonline.com Philiana Ng 5:30 AM PDT, September 15, 2017. 📸 Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/HBO, ET, my edit.