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Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds to Texas Church’s “Illegal, Unauthorized Production” of ‘Hamilton’: “Now Lawyers Do Their Work”

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has responded publicly to a Texas church’s highly criticized production of Hamilton that was live-streamed earlier this month. The Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner shared a brief statement on Wednesday after the Door Christian Fellowship Ministries in McAllen, Texas, performed the musical last weekend. Those performances — including one which was […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda, ‘Hamilton’ Musical Launch Ham4Choice Fundraiser in Support of Organizations Providing Abortion Access

Lin-Manuel Miranda and his hit Broadway musical Hamilton are partnering with Prizeo on Ham4Choice, a fundraising campaign to support organizations providing abortion access and other reproductive health services. “We are devastated by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling eliminating the right to abortion which has been a right since 1973,” the production said in a statement. “In […]

Jane Lynch Moves Up Exit From ‘Funny Girl’ on Broadway

Jane Lynch will depart the Broadway production of Funny Girl earlier than previously announced. The actor and comedian, who had been playing Mrs. Brice, mother to the show’s lead, Fanny, will now end her run on Aug. 14 due to a planned vacation. The production had previously said that Lynch would end her run after […]

What to Read Right Now: Timely Books With Hollywood Appeal

Each week, The Outne Reporter will offer up the best new (and newly relevant) books that everyone will be talking about — whether it’s a tome that’s ripe for adaptation, a new Hollywood-centric tell-all or the source material for a hot new TV show.  Rights Available All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Matthews (CAA) The […]

Angelica Ross to Make Broadway Debut in ‘Chicago’

Pose star Angelica Ross is set to make her Broadway debut in Chicago this September, her arrival marking a historic moment for both the musical and the industry. Ross will star as Roxie Hart, the aspiring actress turned murderess, in Broadway’s second longest-running musical. She is the first openly trans actress in the role, and […]

Lucy Liu to Narrate Audiobook of Celeste Ng’s ‘Our Missing Hearts’ Novel

Lucy Liu is set to lend her voice for her first solo audiobook performance. The actress will narrate the audiobook of Our Missing Hearts from bes-tselling author Celeste Ng, Penguin Random House Audio announced Wednesday. Our Missing Hearts, set to release on Oct. 4, tells the story of 12-year-old Bird, whose mother, Margaret, a Chinese American poet, […]

Author Mohsin Hamid on His New Novel, Working With Riz Ahmed and the Value of a Limited Series

After a lifetime spent between his birthplace of Lahore, Pakistan; the United States; and Great Britain, Mohsin Hamid is an expert at not only observing the world around him, but in using his surroundings to feed his art. In 1993, he was a relatively newly arrived transplant to the States and wrote his debut novel […]

Stephen King in Books Merger Trial: “Consolidation Is Bad for Competition”

Bestselling author Stephen King gingerly stepped up to the witness stand Tuesday in a federal antitrust trial. Tracing his own history, he laid out a portrait of a publishing industry that has become increasingly concentrated over the years, while richly rewarding his creative endeavors. “My name is Stephen King. I’m a freelance writer,” King said as he […]

LACMA to Honor Director Park Chan-wook and Artist Helen Pashgian at Art+Film Gala

LACMA has zeroed in on a pair of honorees for its Art+Film Gala. Set for Nov. 5 and presented at the museum once again in partnership with Gucci, the annual event will fete artist Helen Pashgian and filmmaker Park Chan-wook. In making the announcement, LACMA CEO Michael Govan called Pashgian “a friend of the museum […]

What to Read Right Now: Timely Books With Hollywood Appeal

Each week, The Outne Reporter will offer up the best new (and newly-relevant) books that everyone will be talking about — whether it’s a tome that’s ripe for adaptation, a new Hollywood-centric tell-all, or the source material for a hot new TV show.  Rights Available Dirtbag, Massachusetts by Isaac Fitzgerald (UTA) A publishing industry stalwart […]

Report: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Will Not Return to Broadway Due to Scott Rudin

Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird will not return to Broadway, despite a January announcement that it would reopen in June following a winter “hiatus.” According to Showbiz 411′s Roger Friedman, who was first to report the news, the Broadway show’s failure to relaunch after a difficult omicron-impacted winter run is the […]

Nicola and David Yoon Are Ready to “Change the World” With Joy Revolution Imprint

Authors and married couple Nicola and David Yoon are self-described “romantic goobers.” So much so that after meeting in college, they quickly became friends, engaging in conversations about art, poetry, literature and, yes, even their love for romantic comedies and novels. There was one caveat to these rom-coms: They were all “exclusively white.” “These movies […]