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90% #OutOf100 – Hamilton is a must see for the creators of Hip Hop and the generations they birthed

When a show has nothing but 5-star reviews and is forever-sold-out, there’s pressure to agree with everyone who loved it. Facts Inspired by a chance reading of Ron Chernow’s historical biography of overlooked American founding father, Alexander Hamilton [1], the musical,  Hamilton, took actor, playwright and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda six years to write. He started working on the ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ after being invited to perform at a White House Poetry Jam. He took a year out to shape spoken word piece, ‘Alexander Hamilton,’ performing it for Barack Obama in 2009. By early 2015 the mixtape evolved into an off-broadway stage show… and the rest...

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Playwright Charlene James & Actor Tyrone Huntley Honoured At Sunday Night’s 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards!

Co-hosted by Sir Elton John and proprietor Evgeny Lebedev, the LESTAs took place in central London on Sunday night. The judges comprised Daily Mail columnist Baz Bamigboye; What’s On Stage’s Sarah Crompton; London Evening Standard chief theatre critic Henry Hitchings; Guardian culture writer and broadcaster Mark Lawson; and Matt Wolf, London theatre critic of the International New York Times; alongside the London Evening Standard’s editor, Sarah Sands. They faced an interesting challenge this year.

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