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A Filmed Version of Broadway's Hamilton Could Be Headed to Movie Theaters

The 2016 recording features Lin-Manuel Miranda and the rest of the show's original cast.

Original cast members Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, and Lin-Manuel Miranda in a scene from Hamilton on Broadway.
(© Joan Marcus)

Broadway's Hamilton could be headed to the big screen in the form of a filmed version of the show starring the 2016 original Broadway cast, including creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in the title role. According to The Wall Street Journal, multiple studios are currently bidding on the rights to the recording, as is Netflix, which would likely host the film on its streaming service.

With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow's biography of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

The Tony- and Pulitzer-winning work is the story of Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.

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