If you enter the Hamilton lottery every. single. day., still have no luck, and cry/scream into your phone every time you don’t get picked—no, I’m not speaking from experience—then with just a little patience, you’ll be able to see the hit musical for yourself.
Even better, fans will get to see it over and over again, featuring the whole original cast, including (my father) Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Several unnamed Hollywood studios are in a bidding war over movie rights for a 2016 recorded performance of the hit musical. The Wall Street Journal says that the film would not play in theaters until at least 2020 or 2021, and the bid could go up to $50 million.
The musical—which Miranda wrote the music, lyrics, and book for—opened in 2015 and was inspired by Rob Chernow’s 2004 book about the founding father Alexander Hamilton. The show received a record 16 Tony nominations (and won 11 of them), the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama, and the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. The show has since opened up in Chicago, Washington, D.C., London, and Cleveland.
Miranda has also since composed the score for Moana and will star in the upcoming Disney film, Marry Poppins Returns. An adaptation for Miranda’s In The Heights musical has a June 26, 2020 release date from Warner Bros., and he will make his directoral debut on a movie version of the play Tick. Tick…Boom!