‘Hamilton’ is Coming to Disney Plus!

‘Hamilton’ is Coming to Disney Plus!

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The smash hit broadway play, Hamilton, is going to begin streaming on Disney Plus on July 3! The play was slated to hit theaters in Fall of 2021, but due to the state of the nation they have moved the release date to this summer. However, there are still plans for the play to hit theaters, but that date is unknown, and in the meantime Disney, put out $75 million dollars to stream it. Image via TheaterinChicago The play will feature the original cast, which was filmed by director Thomas Kail. According to playwright and composter, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kail has …

Percy Jackson is Headed to Broadway

Percy Jackson is Headed to Broadway

We’ve all been there. You’re struggling in school and dealing with the everyday hardships of being a teenager- friends, relationships and changing bodies. Oh, and you just found out that your dad is Poseidon, the God of the Sea. Casual stuff.   Image via The Mary Sue   If this doesn’t apply to you, you’re probably not Percy Jackson, the protagonist of the 2005 bestselling young adult fantasy novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Rick Riordan’s novel intersects adolescence and Greek mythology in a completely relatable, yet absurd way. The novel was adapted into a movie in …

T.S. Eliot Would Have Approved of ‘Cats’ Film, Estate Says

T.S. Eliot Would Have Approved of ‘Cats’ Film, Estate Says

The trailer for the upcoming musical adaptation Cats debuted last week, and the responses ranged from “curious” to “horrified”. The CGI-versions of the main cast as anthropomorphic cats was widely criticized on social media, but not from the estate of the author whose poems inspired the musical.     Speaking to The Guardian, Clare Reihill, who administers the Elliot estate, said that the late author would have been pleased with how disturbing the characters look within the film.   “I think Eliot might have enjoyed the rich strangeness of the blurring of the boundary between human and cat in the …

Queer Musical ‘The Prom’ Getting YA Novel Adaptation!

Queer Musical ‘The Prom’ Getting YA Novel Adaptation!

Dance your way to the bookstore because the Broadway hit The Prom will be adapted into a young adult novel.   Image via Tumblr   Ah, high school prom! For those of you who attended your prom you’ll remember how much of a mess it was to make it there. The planning and organizing, between car or limo arrangements to hair, make-up, and what to wear, and then there was dealing with the pressure of asking for a date! So glad to be done with that! Now all of that is hard enough for your average high schooler trying to fit …

New TV Adaptation of  Les Misérables Is Here!

New TV Adaptation of  Les Misérables Is Here!

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In the preface to Les Misérables, Victor Hugo wrote:   As long as there are ignorance and poverty on Earth, books such as this one may not be useless.   Those words have held true. The book was published in 1862— over a 150 years ago—and it was a breakout hit that still hasn’t lost its popularity nor its relevance. Image Via Manybooks   This might have something to do with the musical. Heck, maybe it has everything to do with the musical, but to test that theory out is PBS, who is coming in at full swing. PBS’ adaption of Les Miserables isn’t a …