Wednesday, July 25, 2018

‘Hamilton’ May Be Headed to the Movies



“Hamilton” may be coming to movie theaters, exactly as audiences saw it on Broadway, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Hollywood studios are currently bidding for the big-screen rights to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical about founding father and former Treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton. But in an unusual twist, the “Hamilton” movie won’t be a filmed adaptation. Instead, it is a recording of the show made in 2016 with its original cast, including Mr. Miranda in the lead role.

The world-wide theatrical rights for “Hamilton” could sell for more than $50 million.

By the way, the play is historical nonsense, there are two good books on Alexander Hamilton. See: Forget the Play, This is What You Need to Know About Alexander Hamilton Right Now

-RW