Lin-Manuel Miranda releases the "Marvel/DC crossover" of musical theater 

For his latest “Hamildrop,” Lin-Manuel Miranda has teamed up with fellow Tony winner Ben Platt, star of Dear Evan Hansen. Yesterday, the Hamilton creator and Broadway actor shared their collaboration, which combines “The Story Of Tonight”—in which four young rebels toast to life, liberty, and the pursuit of…

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Weird Al, and Jimmy Fallon geek out over "The Hamilton Polka" on The Tonight Show

For all their individual achievements and talents, there aren’t three bigger goofballs than Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jimmy Fallon, and “Weird Al” Yankovic, as shown on Friday’s Tonight Show. Sure, Miranda is one letter short of an EGOT, Al is a quadruple Grammy winner and musical human joy machine, and Fallon... has his…

How lucky we are to be alive right now: "Weird Al" Yankovic has released a Hamilton polka 

“Weird Al” Yankovic and Lin-Manuel Miranda, both maestros in their different ways, have now merged with Yankovic’s Hamilton polka parody, filtering Miranda’s dynamic hit musical through the exuberantly goofy medium of Yankovic’s accordion. Though produced independently, “The Hamilton Polka” was released this morning…

The Decemberists and Lin-Manuel Miranda team up for a new Hamilton song celebrating Ben Fucking Franklin

Hamilton’s been around for long enough at this point that at least a little bit of the freshness surrounding Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking hip-hop historical musical has inevitably rubbed off. Still, Miranda’s not one to rest on his laurels; a year after releasing the well-received Hamilton Mixtape, he announced…

Please enjoy Jennifer Garner, high as hell and crying about Hamilton

Celebrities: They’re just like us… in the sense that we all occasionally get too high and start crying about stuff in front of our friends and sometimes our dealer. The difference is that most celebrities are savvy enough to have someone film their breakdowns so they can later post them on social media. That’s exactly…

Riz Ahmed and K’naan get the job done in Hamilton Mixtape music video

Riz Ahmed has been in everything lately, and the latest thing he’s in is an appropriately political music video for the version of “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)“ that he (as Riz MC), K’naan, and Residente recorded for the Hamilton Mixtape. The video has kind of a Snowpiercer vibe, with people living on a train as…

Lin-Manuel Miranda crashed Hamilton karaoke at a My Brother, My Brother And Me release party

Fans of the McElroy brothers from My Brother, My Brother And Me—now a pretty fantastic TV show on Seeso—know that Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is a massive fan of the podcast, slipping references to it into most of his public appearances and even Hamilton itself. (He also shows up on the TV show, narrating its…

Lin-Manuel Miranda confirms a Hamilton movie is coming, but you’ll have to “Wait For It”

At age 36, Lin-Manuel Miranda is one Best Song win at February 26’s Oscars away from becoming the youngest EGOT of all time. But whether he nabs that unofficial honor (for Moana’s “How Far I’ll Go”) or not, Miranda isn’t done with movies. Talking to The Hollywood Reporter on their Awards Chatter podcast, Miranda…

Hamilton’s original Schuyler sisters will be together again for the Super Bowl

Hamilton’s original Angelica, Eliza, and even its Peggy are getting together once again for a Super Bowl performance. Entertainment Weekly reports that Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Jasmine Cephas Jones—the actresses who first played the Schuyler sisters in the Tony-winning musical—are set to sing “America…

“Get out of bed!”: Music that gets you going in the morning

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda releases a rap track inspired by The West Wing

The many loves of the always enthusiastic Lin-Manuel Miranda include rap and The West Wing. Just as he fused the former with historic American politics in Hamilton, he has now combined it with Aaron Sorkin’s beloved drama in the newly released track titled “What’s Next?” In the verses, Miranda finds a way to work in…

The final frontier of Hamilton obsession is data analysis

At what point does mere fandom or admiration spill over into all-consuming obsession? The answer can probably be found somewhere in Shirley Wu’s staggeringly thorough “interactive visualization” of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s historical hip-hop musical Hamilton. Wu’s unique project, both impressive and a little frightening,…

What song do you wish you—and the world—could hear again for the first time?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…