Sunday, July 21, 2024

“Hamilton” Filming with Original Cast Began Yesterday, Continues Through Tomorrow


EXCLUSIVE Lucky theatergoers who had tickets for “Hamilton” yesterday and for tomorrow night will be part of history.

The 11 time Tony winner is filming with all of its original cast members for posterity. Lead actors Lin Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., and Phillipa Soo are exiting the show on July 9th.

The show taped yesterday’s performance and will also tape tomorrow night. Some filming will go on today, which has caused the cancellation of Odom’s record release party tonight.

What will happen to this filmed version is unclear. Most Broadway shows tape a performance for posterity, for the Lincoln Center library. But the original cast version of “Hamilton” done right is probably worth a lot of money. A real feature film is likely 8 to 10 years away.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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