Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton Sneak Peek
Desperate for a sneak peek of Lin-Manuel Miranda's new musical Hamilton before it begins performances at the Public's Newman Theater next year? Check out below this recently posted Vine of the Tony winner rapping a couple of couplets from the show. The tuner will begin previews on January 20, 2015 and play through February 22, with opening night set for February 17.
Elton John & HBO's New Musical TV Series
This project sounds like Gossip Girl meets Amadeus—we'd definitely watch! Elton John and his hubby David Furnish are teaming up with True Blood creator Alan Ball to create an HBO pilot, Virtuoso. According to Showbiz 411, the show, set c. 1790, will follow young musicians attending an elite academy run by Mozart's archenemy Antonio Salieri.
Adopt a Member of the You Can't Take It With You Cast
You could take home a cuddly member of the You Can’t Take It With You cast! No, not James Earl Jones, but one of the kittens who will be used in the upcoming Great White Way revival. As the feline thespians outgrow their roles, they will be replaced and put up for adoption by The Humane Society of New York. You’ll be able to fill out application forms to have a Broadway baby of your very own before the performance and at intermission at the Longacre Theatre.
Watch the Trailer for Tony Winner Eddie Redmayne's Latest Star Turn
We were already big fans (naturally) of Les Miz alum Eddie Redmayne, but this time it looks like the Red Tony winner has surpassed himself. Check out the trailer below for The Theory of Everything, which follows the life of Stephan Hawking. Redmayne plays the cosmologist and physicist and his performance looks out of this world.