Lin-Manuel Miranda in ‘Hamilton'(Photo: Joan Marcus) View Comments Hamilton When we see it coming, do we run or do we let it be? As Hamilton has taught us, all wonderful things eventually have to end; mastermind and star Lin-Manuel Miranda is poised to leave the tuner this summer. But fear not, Hamilfans. Like the smash hit about the ten-dollar Founding Father, the certified genius is here to stay, both in our hearts and in the headlines. Here are seven ways history will keep its eyes on Miranda after he exits his hit show.Making Disney Magic in MoanaIn collaboration with Frozen composer (and EGOT-er) Robert Lopez, Miranda has penned music for the upcoming Disney film Moana. Newcomer Auli’i Cravalho will voice the animated feature’s title star, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will play a mighty demi-god named Maui, so we’re already stoked. Moana will hit theaters in November 2016.Stepping in Rhyme in Mary PoppinsIt’s a clean sweep for Miranda, who will be a practically perfect with Into the Woods star Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns. (Unrelated: We’re totally confident he could make a killer “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” remix.) The sequel is scheduled for release on December 25, 2018.Back In the HeightsHarvey Weinstein has acquired the rights to The Heights, and Pulitzer winner Quiara Alegría Hudes (and the Seinfeld to Miranda’s Kramer) has a new screenplay of the story. In the Heights will not hit the big screen for a bit, so start that Usnavi dream-casting now!On the Other Side of the PondFollowing Billy Elliot’s electric run at the Victoria Palace Theatre, Hamilton is set to fill the stage. The venue’s owner, Cameron Mackintosh, plans to refurbish the house, and the mega-producer and Miranda are taking a shot at bringing the tuner to the West End in 2017. Miranda is also aiming to join the cast in 2018 or 2019. See, guys? It’s fine, we’ll just all move to London. After all, King George knew we’d be back!Bringing Ham to the Big Screen…in Two DecadesRaise a glass—or a popcorn bucket! Miranda is moving into the cinema world, and Hamilton will eventually blow audiences away at movie theaters. Emphasis on “eventually,” kids. Miranda recently said there would be a screen adaptation: “Someday. Probably not for, like, 20 years.” We’re willing to wait for it!Making a Cameo in Speech & DebateThe Humans’ scribe Stephen Karam’s off-Broadway comedy Speech & Debate is also getting the silver screen treatment—and the release date seems like it’ll be a bit sooner than Hamilton or In the Heights. Austin McKenzie, Sarah Steele, Skylar Astin and Rogert Bart are just a few of the other Broadway faves you’ll be able to catch in this flick. The Dan Harris-helmed film is slated for release later this year.Rubbing His Butt on All of His AwardsSeven Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, two Grammys, two Tonys (and four 2016 nominations), an Emmy, a Pulitzer, an Edward M. Kennedy Prize—Miranda should add “Award-Butt-Rubbing Expert” to the top of that stacked resume. He certainly has a plethora of accolades to choose from. (The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award is obviously the fave for butt rubs.) from $149.00 Related Shows Star Files Lin-Manuel Miranda
Vermont radio and television stations, including cable and satellite TV systems, will participate in the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, November 9. The test, originating from Washington, D.C., will begin at approximately 2:00 p.m. Eastern and will last for about 3-1/2 minutes. During the test, the public will hear a message indicating that “This is a test.” The audio message will be the same for radio, television, and cable TV. However, television viewers will see a ‘text crawl’ at the top of their TV screens that says, ‘The Primary Entry Point has issued an Emergency Action Notification for Washington, D.C., until 2:15 p.m.’ TV viewers may or may not see other on-screen text indicating that the alert is a test. Viewers should rest assured, however, that this is only a test. The national-level EAS is a public alert and warning system that enables the President of the United States to address the American public during extreme emergencies. The system has never been used for that purpose; its primary use is to warn of state and local emergency situations, such as severe weather events. Similar to statewide and local EAS tests that are conducted frequently, the National EAS Test will air on broadcast radio and television stations, cable television systems, and satellite radio and television services across all states and territories. As the federal government and the media prepare to test their alerting capabilities, this event serves as a reminder that everyone should establish an emergency preparedness kit and an emergency plan for themselves, their families and businesses. Visit www.Ready.gov(link is external) for more information about how to prepare for and what to do in the event of an actual emergency. ‘Obviously, this is something we hope we never have to use,’ said Jim Condon of the Vermont Association of Broadcasters. ‘However, it’s important to know how well the nationwide system works in the event of a real emergency.’ For more information on the National EAS Test, visit www.easalert.org(link is external). The National EAS Test is being conducted jointly by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).