With critical acclaim and unprecedented box office sales, Hamilton was the biggest broadway sensation of 2015!
And since the latest trend in network TV is broadcasting live performances of hit musicals, it seems like Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash hit would be the perfect choice to being put onto the small screen!
Interestingly enough, NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt is an investor in the biographical musical about the founding father.
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While he said he would "love" to film Hamilton at the network, the executive admitted we'll have to wait awhile until it gets to that point!
Speaking at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, he explained:
"I'm very fortunate to be a personal investor in Hamilton. I'm friendly and close with all those producers and the creative team, and I think sure, we'd love to be able to film Hamilton in some capacity but I think it would be years before they even look at a movie or any kind of film version of that show."
That makes sense. NBC had success with broadcasts of The Sound of Music and The Wiz Live!, but both those musicals have been around for decades!
According to Greenblatt, we'll have to wait until the show gets more seasoned before it gets the remake treatment. He added:
"It's a thrilling theatrical experience. I think it'd be a thrilling movie or television experience, and yeah, I'd love to. I think it's unrealistic for a decade or so, but check back with me then."
Noted — someone remind us to check back in around 2026!
As for the next broadcasts, we have Fox's Grease: Live! to look forward to next month, and NBC's freshly announced production of Hairspray airing later this year!
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