Actor Christopher Jackson talks return of "Freestyle Love Supreme" to Broadway, CBS series "Bull"
Tony Award nominee Christopher Jackson is making his return to Broadway in the improv hip-hop show "Freestyle Love Supreme." Plus, we'll ask him to reflect on the success of "Hamilton," the “Sex and the City” reboot and the sixth season of the CBS series "Bull."news.yahoo.com
Jackson of 'Hamilton' to sing national anthem at All-Stars
DENVER — (AP) — Christopher Jackson, who played George Washington in Lin-Manuel Miranda's “Hamilton" on Broadway, will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Tuesday night's All-Star Game at Coors Field. Jackson was nominated for a 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, an award won by fellow “Hamilton” cast member Daveed Diggs, who played the Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. Canadian country artist Jess Moskaluke will sing “O Canada." The Avett Brothers, a three-time Grammy Award nominee, will perform the U.S. national anthem before Monday night's Home Run Derby. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.wftv.com
From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like no other: pared down, distanced, much of it virtual. But for actor Christopher Jackson — the original George Washington in Broadway's “Hamilton" — performing in a virtual “ball” is a way of participating in an essential rite of American democracy. Miranda will contribute a classical recitation, joining musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake and Bon Jovi. The inaugural committee has made sure to blend this high-powered list with ordinary Americans and inspiring stories. And the “AAPI Inaugural Ball: Breaking Barriers” celebrated the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities with planned participants including actors Kal Penn, John Cho, Kumail Nanjiani and Chloe Bennet.
Voting history of Detroit woman, 103, dates back to FDR
Talu Massey speaks about voting from her home in Detroit, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. But this is far from the Detroit resident's first election. The 103-year-old is proud of her lengthy voting record, saying it's every citizen's "civic duty" to take part in the process. The 103-year-old is proud of her lengthy voting record, saying it’s every citizen’s “civic duty” to take part in the process. Massey voted absentee in September, eight decades after she cast her first presidential ballot — for President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
'Speak up!' — 'Sesame Street' tackles racism in TV special
NEW YORK – “Sesame Street" has always pressed for inclusion. Sesame Workshop — the nonprofit, educational organization behind “Sesame Street” — will later this month air the half-hour anti-racist special "The Power of We” and hopes families will watch together. The special defines racism for younger viewers and shows how it can be hurtful. “Sesame Street,” which last year celebrated its 50th anniversary, has a history of explaining the world to children, tackling everything from foster care to substance abuse. The latest special comes on the heels of “Sesame Street” contributing to “Coming Together: Standing Up To Racism,” a CNN town hall special in June hosted by Van Jones and Erica Hill.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' is skipping theaters, coming to Disney+ on July 3
(L-R) Phillipa Soo, Christopher Jackson, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Ramos attend Lin-Manuel Miranda's final performance of "Hamilton" on Broadway at Richard Rodgers Theatre on July 9, 2016 in New York City. The filmed version of the Tony Award-winning musical "Hamilton" will arrive on Disney's streaming platform on July 3, the company and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed Tuesday. The addition of "Hamilton" to Disney's streaming service could lead to a spike in subscribers. As of May 4, Disney+ had 54.5 million subscribers. Disney has said that it expected Disney+ to gain between 60 million and 90 million subscribers worldwide by 2024.cnbc.com
'Hamilton' is coming to movie theaters October 2021 and 'the box office potential is massive'
(Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)A filmed version of the Tony Award-winning musical "Hamilton" will arrive on the big screen in 2021, creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda announced Monday. Disney was ultimately tapped as the distributor and will bring the filmed version of the Pulitzer and Olivier-winning musical to movie theaters on Oct. 15, 2021. "I'm so proud of what Tommy Kail has been able to capture in this filmed version of Hamilton," Miranda said in a statement. We're excited to partner with Disney to bring the original Broadway company of Hamilton to the largest audience possible." Typically, filmed versions of live Broadway musicals and plays find a home on public cable networks like PBS or straight to home video.cnbc.com
Lin-Manuel Miranda's new show opens on Broadway
Lin-Manuel Miranda is coming back to Broadway. "Freestyle Love Supreme" is set to hit the Great White Way in the fall. NEW YORK - Lin-Manuel Miranda's new improvisatory hip-hop musical show opens today on Broadway. "Freestyle Love Supreme" was co-created by Thomas Kail, Anthony Veneziale, and Lin-Manuel Miranda of "Hamilton" fame. Other occasional performers for the Broadway run include Christopher Jackson, Wayne Brady and Daveed Diggs -- who played George Washington, Aaron Burr, and Thomas Jefferson in "Hamilton," respectively.