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.