All posts by Melissa Major

Gypsy

Gypsy

About the Musical

Jonathan Kent’s award-winning production of the classic musical Gypsy – a record-breaking sellout during its acclaimed London run – comes to THIRTEEN’s Great Performances, Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. on PBS on the PBS Arts Fall Festival. (Check local listings.)

“Yay, Hamlet!”: Shakespeare’s Influence on Lin-Manuel Miranda

Hamilton's America

“Yay, Hamlet!”: Shakespeare’s Influence on Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed playwrights of our era, calls his blockbuster hit musical Hamilton a “love letter to both hip-hop and musical theater.” While it’s well known that Miranda was strongly influenced by rap and hip-hop legends, he also drew inspiration from the original champion ...

 7 Ways ‘Hamilton’ has Impacted America

Hamilton's America

7 Ways ‘Hamilton’ has Impacted America

Hamilton: An American Musical is beloved by critics, musical theater buffs, and newcomers to the theater scene alike. The historical production has found its own place in history, all while turning several musical theater conventions upside-down.

Here's how various media outlets tell the story of how Hamilton has revolutionized musical theater and impacted society:

 
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