Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Filmed Version of Powerhouse Broadway Musical “Hamilton” Sells to Disney for Record Price of $75 Million


“Hamilton” is coming to movie theaters.

The Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning powerhouse of a musical was evidently worth $75 million, according to reports. And dig this: this is not the movie, “Hamilton.” This version was filmed two weeks before the original cast departed the show. It’s a filmed version of a stage presentation.

A movie of “Hamilton” could appear one day, who knows? Maybe a decade from now.

But this show is different than most others in that it is still selling out five years after it opened at the Public Theater. Its soundtrack has sold millions of copies and continues to be in the top 100. Lin Manuel Miranda’s musical about Alexander Hamilton has so penetrated the culture that John Bolton has named his forthcoming book after a song in the show called “In the Room Where it Happened.”

With this release, we’ll be able to feel like we’re watching the play and be in the middle of it. But the biggest reason to see it will be not having to pay $500 a ticket, which is the price– if you can get it. Still, nothing will be like the live show.

The “Hamilton” film will debut in theaters in October 2021.

Roger Friedman
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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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