Posts Tagged ‘Lin-Manuel Miranda’

Premiering tonight is the HBO docu-series I’ll Be Gone in the Dark directed and executive produced by Liz Garbus about writer Michelle McNamara’s investigation into the dark world of a violent predator she dubbed the Golden State Killer. The show’s original music is composed by Philip Sheppard (Love, Marilyn, Bobby Fischer Against the World, In the Shadow […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda has confirmed in an interview on today’s Good Morning America that he has been working on the music for a new animated feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The movie, which has the working title Encanto according to The Disinsider will be directed by Byron Howard (Tangled, Bolt) and Jared Bush (Zootopia). The animated […]

Justin Hurwitz has won the Grammy Award for his music for Damien Chazelle’s La La Land in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category. The other nominated composers in the category included Hans Zimmer (Dunkirk), Johann Johannsson (Arrival), Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones: Season 7) and Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams & Zimmer (Hidden Figures). In the Best Song Written For […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda has recorded a new version of The Magic School Bus theme song for the upcoming Netflix original series The Magic School Bus Rides Again. The track was written by Peter Lurye and performed by Little Richard for the hit show from the 90s. Listen to the cover featured in the trailer for the new reboot after […]

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony was held last night. Among the music-related highlights was Justin Hurwitz receiving his first two Oscars for his music for La La Land and lyricists Benj Pasek & Justin Paul receiving the award for the song City of Stars from Damien Chazelle’s musical. Check out the backstage press room interview with the composer/songwriters after the jump. The acceptance speeches will be added […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting, Justin Timberlake and 2014 Oscar winner John Legend will perform at the 89th Oscars ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. Auli’i Cravalho will join Miranda to perform his Oscar-nominated song How Far I’ll Go written for Moana. Sting will perform The Empty Chair from Jim: The James Foley […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda has composed original songs for the upcoming animated feature Vivo. The film will be directed by Kirk De Micco (The Croods, Space Chimps) and is being written by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Miranda’s collaborator on the stage musical In The Heights. The movie, which is supposed to feature 11 new songs, tells the tale of […]

Lionsgate announced today that Lin-Manuel Miranda will serve as a creative producer and musical mastermind on the feature film and television series adaptations of Pat Rothfuss’ best-selling franchise book trilogy The Kingkiller Chronicle. He is expected to compose the original music and write the songs for both projects. The studio is simultaneously developing and producing […]

Four new movies are opening nationwide this week: Opening in most theaters is the animated feature Moana directed by Ron Clements & John Musker and featuring the voices of Auli’i Cravelho and Dwayne Johnson. The film’s original score is composed by Mark Mancina (Twister, Speed, Tarzan, Brother Bear, Planes). The composer also co-wrote the movie’s original songs with Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) and Opetaia Foa’i. Walt Disney Records […]

The full details of the soundtrack album for Disney’s animated feature Moana have been revealed. The album features the film’s original songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Opetaia Foa’i and Mark Mancina (Twister, Speed, Tarzan, Brother Bear, Bad Boys), as well as the movie’s original score composed by Mancina. The soundtrack will be released on November 18, 2016. Click here to pre-order the regular edition and […]