Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos & Lin-Manuel Miranda in ‘Hamilton'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Hamilton Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Hamilton’s Non-Stop Billboard SuccessSimply everyone wants to be in the room where it happens! After sweeping the 2016 Tony Awards, Hamilton broke into the Billboard 200’s top 10 this past week, peaking at number three. The cast album of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit tuner is one of only three to make the top 10 in the past 50 years and is the first since The Book of Mormon in 2011.Monopoly: The Musical in the WorksIf it’s working for SpongeBob! Monopoly: The Musical is aiming for Broadway, thanks to a deal between Hasbro and the Araca Group, a Main Stem producing company. No word yet on the creative team or other projects the two organizations will be collaborating on—other Hasbro properties include My Little Pony…Could a Prince Musical Land on Broadway?A Prince musical may be Broadway-bound. Representatives of the late singer’s estate told the New York Post that there could be a Great White Way tuner featuring his songs, or a Cirque du Soleil show. We will keep you posted!Arlene Phillips to Take the Reins on 27Saturday Night Fever’s director / choreographer and British national treasure Arlene Phillips is to helm the world premiere of new rock musical 27. Written and co-directed by Sam Cassidy, the production will explore the theme of music legends such as Hendrix, Joplin, Cobain, Morrison and Winehouse, whose lives were tragically cut short at 27. The tuner will run September 8 through October 22 at London’s Cockpit Theatre.P.S. Check out Stage favorites Kerry Ellis, Ramin Karimloo, Norman Bowman and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as they give us a sneak peek of what we can expect of London’s Murder Ballad below. Related Shows View Comments from $149.00
Palm Court supporting four racers on July 2LOCAL business Palm Court has come on board to support four racers in their quest for glory at the second National Race of Champions billed for Sunday at the South Dakota Circuit.The entity yesterday handed over sponsorship to two superbike racers, Raveiro Tucker and Kevin Persaud as well as two car racers street tuner competitor Sharima Khan and Group Four racer Mark Vieira.Events Manager Sasha Lewis contended that the company is involved in the development of athletes locally, whether it be football, cricket or even motor racing.“Why not go all out. There are young racers that want to excel, both Raveiro and Kevin. They want to excel, you know. They want to go higher so why not let Palm Court sponsor them and support them.”She noted that the young people are the future, adding, “On race day, I will be cheering for those under the Palm Court banner and I can ensure you that those riders and drivers will be giving 100 per cent.”“These guys have been practising, they have been going to the track a lot. I must commend Sharima. She is a very good racer. Kevin, he has been practising a lot and Raveiro, he is new to the team and im sure they are going to do their best,” Lewis said.Meanwhile, each of the racers contended that he was thankful for his sponsorship. They promised to do their best, come Sunday.Action gets going from 08:30hrs with 22 races carded for the day including bikes.The event is sponsored by Ansa McAl, Prem’s Electrical, B.M. Soat, Mohamed’s Enterprise, Ready Mix, Special Auto, Japarts, Ticket Master, Palm Court, KGM, MAC Batteries, S. Jagmohan Hardware Supplies and Construction, L Mahabir and Sons Cambio and Choke Gas Station.