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Hamilton the Movie

Hamilton the Movie

Decided not to refinance your mortgage so you could afford to buy Hamiltontickets? Don’t worry. The hit Broadway play may soon be coming to a theater near you. WSJ reports that Hollywood studios are currently bidding for the big-screen rights to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical about founding father 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 Miranda in the lead role. The worldwide theatrical rights for Hamilton could sell for more than $50 million. According to reports, representatives for the production have recently screened the recording for interested buyers. The cultural phenomenon has already grossed nearly $400 million in New York since opening in 2015 and has won 11 Tony Awards. The average ticket price is $229 -- just slightly more expensive than what a night out at the movies costs these days. More here.

Bonnie Watson Coleman and Ro Khanna Intro Jobs Bills

Bonnie Watson Coleman and Ro Khanna Intro Jobs Bills

Mother of the Movement Claims Victory in Georgia’s Sixth

Mother of the Movement Claims Victory in Georgia’s Sixth