Tony- and Grammy-winning Broadway favorites Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt teamed up together with the release of charity single “Found Tonight,” a vocal mashup of Hamilton’s “The Story of Tonight” and Dear Evan Hansen’s “You Will Be Found.”
A portion of the proceeds will go to the “March for Our Lives” initiative, a national movement for reasonable gun control and safety at schools. Upon its release, the song ranked No. 1 on the iTunes singles chart, showing some of the strength and influence that musicals have in the mainstream music industry.
American girl group Fifth Harmony announced that they will be going on a hiatus to focus on their individual endeavors. Formed in 2012 on the U.S. show X-Factor, Fifth Harmony became a significant voice in the world of girl groups and female pop music in general, with hits such as “Worth It,” “Work from Home” and “Down.” Camila Cabello, a former member of the group, departed in December 2016.
The remaining members, Normani, Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui stressed in their announcement of the hiatus that the break is temporary and is aimed at helping them stay focused by exploring their own styles and opportunities.
After months of tumultuous struggles to stay financially afloat, The Weinstein Company officially filed for bankruptcy following the firing of one of the founding brothers, Harvey Weinstein. As one of the largest mini-major film studios in North America, The Weinstein Company produced and distributed Oscar-winning films such as The King’s Speech, Django Unchained and Silver Linings Playbook.
The company also released all of its employees from their non-disclosure agreements as part of an ongoing negotiation with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman regarding civil rights cases against Weinstein, who was accused of sexual harassment, assault and rape.
After finishing her Las Vegas residency, pop singer Britney Spears made a comeback into the world of fashion. Spears revealed on Twitter that she was in collaboration with acclaimed French fashion house Kenzo, founded by Kenzo Takada. Spears’ campaign, titled “La Collection Memento N°2,” was released for sale and included a unisex line of colorful hoodies, t-shirts and jumpsuits.
Roundabout Theatre Company continued shaping its 2018-2019 season with the addition of True West, a play about two brothers reunited to work out familial drama written by the late Sam Shepard. Directed by James Macdonald, the production will play a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre and will star Oscar and Tony nominee Ethan Hawke and Golden Globe nominee Paul Dano.