Thursday, June 5, 2008
A Tony nominee watches "Viva Hollywood"!
Time Out New York interviews In the Heights creator Lin-Manuel Miranda (whose show is the most-nominated at this year's Tony Awards) in this week's issue. When asked what he does outside of theater, he replies, "Any extra time I have I spend playing Grand Theft Auto or watching Viva Hollywood." The poor deprived writer has never heard of the show, so Miranda explains it thusly: "It's the VH1 search for the next telenovela star. All the stereotypes! It sets our people back 40 years. But given that Flavor of Love sets black people back and Rock of Love sets white people back, I guess it's our turn." I couldn't have said it better myself.