Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Reprise ‘Hamilton’ in Puerto Rico + More News of the Week

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Lin-Manuel Miranda will get reacquainted with A. Ham.
After concluding his run as the title character on Broadway more than a year ago, the “Hamilton” creator will reprise the role, this time in Puerto Rico. Miranda, who is of Puerto Rican heritage and has been diligently fundraising in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, will lead the three-week production from Jan. 8 to Jan. 27, 2019 at Teatro UPR. For his performance on Broadway, Miranda received a Tony Award nomination in addition to wins for best musical, score, and book. (The New York Times)

Christopher Plummer replaces Kevin Spacey in “All the Money in the World.”
In the continuing fallout amidst sexual harassment allegations against Kevin Spacey, Ridley Scott has made the unprecedented choice to replace the actor with Christopher Plummer, reshooting all of his scenes ahead of the film’s Dec. 22 release. Plummer assumes the role of J. Paul Getty in the feature, which depicts the kidnapping of Getty’s grandson in 1973. (The Hollywood Reporter)

“Lady Bird” breaks a box office record.
The coming-of-age feature, from screenwriter Greta Gerwig making her solo directorial debut, had its limited opening last weekend. Showing in just four locations, which rendered it a specialty box office release, the poignant comedy grossed $375,612, making it the best specialty box office opening of 2017. (Jezebel)

“1984” is deemed ineligible for Tony Awards.
In its first of what will be numerous meetings, the Tony Awards Administration Committee made rulings on five of this season’s Broadway shows, the most striking of which being that “1984” would be ineligible for the honors next June. The play, adapted from the book of the same name by George Orwell, starred Olivia Wilde and Tom Sturridge, and ran for a limited engagement this past summer. It is not entirely clear why the play was rendered ineligible, save for a statement from Tony Award Productions that reads, “The show did not fulfill all of the eligibility requirements.” (Playbill)

Louis CK’s “I Love You, Daddy” will not be released.
One day after the New York Times published an exposé in which five women went on-record to state they have been sexually harassed by comedian Louis CK, his latest film’s distributor, The Orchard, has announced that it would not be releasing the film, which was slated to open Nov. 17. Louis CK wrote, directed, and starred in the project, which also starred Chloë Grace Moretz, John Lithgow, and Edie Falco, and which depicted the relationship between a 68-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl. (The Verge)

BBC yanks Ed Westwick miniseries following rape accusations.
The net announced that it would not be airing its upcoming Agatha Christie miniseries, “Order by Innocence,” after two women accused Westwick of rape. The three-part adaptation would have seen Westwick in a supporting role, starring alongside Bill Nighy and Matthew Goode. (The Wrap)

Michelle Pfeiffer speaks out amidst sexual harassment revelations.
In the wake of the aforementioned Spacey, CK, Westwick, as well as other industry veterans including Harvey Weinstein who are facing accusations of sexual assault or harassment, many are speaking out. “I have had some experiences and, I have to say, since this has all come out there really hasn’t been one woman that I’ve talked to who hasn‘t had an experience,” Pfeiffer said. “And it just really goes to show you how systemic the problem is.” (BBC)

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