• Lin-Manuel Miranda Admits Movie Musicals Are Really Weird, But Knows How To Make It Work

    8 days ago - By Slash Film

    Lin-Manuel Miranda has no good reason to be nervous about writing songs for a Disney movie, but he is. For starters, this isn't his first go-round with the House of Mouse - the actor-playwright previously penned songs for the Polynesian-focused tale "Moana" in 2016, earning him a best original song Oscar nomination for "How Far I'll Go." Two years later, Miranda would play the chimney-sweeping Jack in the musical sequel "Mary Poppins Returns," and in 2020 the Disney+ streaming service would pick up the live stage recording of pop culture hijacker "Hamilton," for which Miranda wrote the...
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  • Lin-Manuel Miranda Learned His Most Important Song-Writing Lessons From A Howard Ashman DVD

    Lin-Manuel Miranda Learned His Most Important Song-Writing Lessons From A Howard Ashman DVD

    8 days ago - By Slash Film

    2021 is arguably the biggest year of Lin-Manuel Miranda's career so far. The Tony-winning multi-hyphenate just made his feature film directorial debut with "Tick, Tick...BOOM!", his musical "In the Heights" was adapted into a movie this past summer, he worked on the music for two animated musicals (Netflix's "Vivo" and Walt Disney Animation's "Encanto"), and that's not even a comprehensive list of all his credits this year. In the words of Aaron Burr from Miranda's smash hit "Hamilton": "the man is non-stop ." It's clear Miranda knows his way around writing musicals, but during a recent...
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