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Rialto Chatter: HAMILTON to Be Filmed Prior to Lin-Manuel Miranda's Exit This July?

Is it possible we may all be able to be in THE ROOM where it happens? Sources tell Heat Street that Broadway's hip-hop musical, Hamilton is set to be filmed with its current cast prior to the departure of the show's star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda this summer.

HAMILTON of course is the hottest ticket in town. Filming the production would not only allow fans around the world to have a taste of the phenomenon, but would also preserve the work of this award-winning cast for all eternity. The movie could also serve as a teaching tool in history classes throughout the country.

Back in October of 2015, Miranda caused a bit of a stir when it was mistakenly reported that the show would be filmed. The Tony winner quickly took to Twitter to clarify the report, posting: "Gmorning. I said we WANT to film the show with this cast before the year is out. That's all I said. There are no plans for anything yet."

Heat Street also reports that Miranda will be exiting the show at the end of July to focus on his upcoming projects, including the starring role in Disney's MARY POPPINS opposite Emily Blunt. Last week, Miranda told CBS This Morning, "Everyone's contracted for a year and everyone has the option to re-up and we'll see where we'll land."

BWW has reached out to representatives from the show for comment.

The cast of Hamilton is comprised of Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexander Hamilton), Daveed Diggs(Marquis De Lafayette,Thomas Jefferson), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler),Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Rory O'Malley (King George), Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Schuyler, Maria Reynolds), Javier Muñoz (Hamilton alternate), Okieriete Onaodowan(Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Aaron Burr),Anthony Ramos(John Laurens, PhilipHamilton) and Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton).

HAMILTON is the acclaimed new musical about the scrappy young immigrant AlexanderHamilton, the $10 Founding Father who forever changed America with his revolutionary ideas and actions. During his life cut too short, he served as George Washington's chief aide, was the first Treasury Secretary, a loving husband and father, despised by his fellow Founding Fathers and shot to death by Aaron Burr in their legendary duel.

Photo credit: Joan Marcus



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